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Introduction: The Social Organization of Illegal Markets

Jens Beckert and Matías Dewey

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Taking an economic sociology perspective, this introduction offers a systematic overview of the social organization of arenas of exchange prohibited by state law. We first distinguish different types ... More


“We Are the Genuine People”: Legality and Legitimacy in the Sierra Leonean Diamond Market

Nina Engwicht

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

The study of legality and illegality in markets usually relies on the assumption of “consolidated” statehood. This is surprising given that the strong state is by far an exception rather than the ... More


A Crooked Mirror: The Evolution of Illegal Alcohol Markets in Russia since the Late Socialist Period

Vadim Radaev

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

The study examines the evolution of heterogeneous illegal markets, including markets for homemade alcohol, counterfeit alcohol, and illegally manufactured alcohol in Russia. A variety of statistical ... More


The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Jens Beckert and Matías Dewey (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

From illegal drugs, stolen artwork, and forged trademarks, to fraud on financial markets—the phenomenon of illegality in market exchanges is pervasive. Illegal markets have great economic ... More


Profits and Opportunities: The Growth of Illegal Markets and Crime

Marcelo Bergman

in More Money, More Crime: Prosperity and Rising Crime in Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190608774
eISBN:
9780190608804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608774.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Economic Sociology

This chapter shows that as prosperity increased in the region, new secondary markets for stolen goods emerged prosperity in order to satisfy demand for consumption goods. Overall demand and appetite ... More


Illegal Markets: Boundaries and Interfaces between Legality and Illegality

Renate Mayntz

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

The study of illegal markets needs to distinguish illegality from legality, and to relate both to legitimacy. There is no conceptual ambiguity about the distinction between legal and illegal if ... More


The Supply of Doping Products and the Relevance of Market-Based Perspectives: Implications of Recent Research in Italy

Letizia Paoli and Victoria A. Greenfield

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

This chapter concerns itself with the nature of the supply of doping products and the relevance of market-based concepts, with specific reference to conditions in Italy. Notwithstanding concerns ... More


State-Sponsored Protection Rackets: Regulating the Market for Counterfeit Clothing in Argentina

Matías Dewey

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

That illegal markets thrive is something of a puzzle to sociology. Despite the lack of legal frames—crucial for conflict resolution, regulation of competition, and formal sources of credit—new ... More


Making the Medical Marijuana Market

Cyrus Dioun

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

How did entrepreneurs and activists establish medical marijuana markets in the United States despite more than a half-century of social stigma and state prohibition? In this chapter, I draw upon ... More


Illegal markets: the economics and social costs of drug distribution

Thomas F. Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, María Elena Medina-Mora, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198818014
eISBN:
9780191859410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818014.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Illegal drugs are commodities that are bought and sold in markets. Many farmers are engaged in small amounts of drug growing in the producing countries, but there are comparatively small numbers of ... More


Global Crime Governance: Conclusions, Implications, and Outlook

Anja P. Jakobi

in Common Goods and Evils?: The Formation of Global Crime Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674602
eISBN:
9780191752452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674602.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes the book and evaluates its findings with respect to world society theory and IR. It also sheds light on future developments of the global crime agenda, including ... More


Contested Illegality: Processing the Trade Prohibition of Rhino Horn

Annette Hübschle

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

This chapter shows that the illegalization of an economic exchange is not a straightforward political decision with fixed goalposts, but a protracted process that may encounter unexpected hurdles ... More


More Money, More Crime: Prosperity and Rising Crime in Latin America

Marcelo Bergman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190608774
eISBN:
9780190608804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608774.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Economic Sociology

This book reviews the rapid rise of crime and violence in Latin America over the last few decades and offers an explanation to a striking paradox: In the midst of decreasing poverty, economic growth, ... More


From Illegality to Demography: Alcohol Policy Paradigms

Anna L. Bailey

in Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Examines how alcohol has been constructed as a “social problem” in Russia in the post-Soviet period. For many years the dominant construction of the problem was that of illegal alcohol, with ... More


What Do Economists Know About Crime?

Angela K. Dills, Jeffrey A. Miron, and Garrett Summers

in The Economics of Crime: Lessons For and From Latin America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226153742
eISBN:
9780226153766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226153766.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on illegal markets for drugs and for one class of possible contributions to the study of crime in Latin America. But this is possible only if the importance of drugs in Latin ... More


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