Comrade Criminal

Om den russiske mafia, som ikke kun er bander og organiseret krig, men også et voldeligt udtryk for den revolutionære klassekamp

Comrade Criminal

Om den russiske mafia, som ikke kun er bander og organiseret krig, men også et voldeligt udtryk for den revolutionære klassekamp

Criminal Prosperity

4 Cf. Jack F. Matlock, 'Russia: the power of the mob', The New York Review of Books, 13 July, 1995; Stephen Handelman, Comrade Criminal: Russia's New Mafia, Yale University Press, 1995, p. 398. On the level of drug trafficking: cf.

Criminal Prosperity

Drug trafficking is the most visible part of the profits of organized crime, which have grown considerably since the end of the cold war. The mirror of history shows us the impact of the drug trade in the colonization of Asia. The post cold war geopolitical context reproduces elements of the past, with new opportunities for drug trafficking in the globalization process, as can be seen in the example of China, and the lasting impunity in terms of money laundering. With the growing role of offshore locations in the global financial system, criminal prosperity has even affected the economic stability of some countries. This book presents a new and heterodox interpretation of the post cold war financial crisis, by focusing on the unexplored dimension of illicit actors. The Mexican crisis of 1994 and its 'tequila effect' is analyzed as a model of a 'cocaine effect' from the local laundering of profits from the sale of drugs in the US. The Japanese crisis of the 1990s is put in relation to the economic influence of the Yakuza on the real estate bubble, which had the effect of postponing necessary market adjustments. And the Thai crisis of 1997 is analyzed in the light of massive money laundering of institutional and criminal networks, whose undeclared profits represent about 10% of GDP.

Russian Organized Crime

This control will be complicated by the fact that criminal activity is now taking place thousands of miles away from Moscow . The comrade criminals also pose a potential threat to the United States in the sense that they can interfere ...

Russian Organized Crime

This volume examines the origins and development of Russian criminal organizations, analyses the major players, investigates Russian criminal activities in Russia and the US, and considers the consequences of this phenomenon.

Russian and Post Soviet Organized Crime

The criminal expertise of the vory revolves around common crimes like theft, robbery, and extortion. ... vory still dominate the traditional criminal world, especially in prison, the so-called comrade criminals and gangster bureaucrats, ...

Russian and Post Soviet Organized Crime

A timely look at a widespread yet largely uninvestigated area of Russian life. Chapters include: consideration of the history and basis in culture for the organization of crime in Russia; the actions of emigres to the USA; and the development of modern sophistications of exchange and networking that currently blight privatization. Diverse perspectives, including comparative, structural and ethnic frameworks, give unprecedented national and international insights into a pervasive element of modern Russia.

Crime Criminal Law and Criminal Justice in Europe

24 'Kazakhstan: Drug Trafficking Increases in Republic', FBIS collection on Organized Crime in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe Part II (August 1995) pp. 95–97. 25 S. Handelman, Comrade Criminal: Russia's New Mafiya (New Haven ...

Crime  Criminal Law and Criminal Justice in Europe

This unique collection of essays celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the seminal journal the European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, as well as the outstanding and uninterrupted work over that period of its founding Editor-in-Chief, Professor Cyrille Fijnaut. The volume consists of a selection of some of the most ground-breaking articles published over the past twenty years, covering the three areas of focus of the journal: problems of crime, developments in criminal law and changes in criminal justice. It thus explores such diverse issues as the problems of crime in Central and Eastern Europe after the disappearance of the Soviet Union and the collapse of Yugoslavia; the allocation of criminal law power in the European Union; police cooperation in the border areas of the Member States; the criminalization of white collar crime; the establishment of European police services and of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office; new forms of criminal justice cooperation between the Member States; and many others. The journal's unique multidisciplinary approach and its commitment to offer insights from a wide variety of European countries and language areas ensure that a varied range of perspectives are offered on the topics discussed. The result is an enlightening and highly readable anthology, shedding light on the extraordinary developments that have taken place in the area of crime and punishment in Europe.

The International Politics of Eurasia v 8 Economic Transition in Russia and the New States of Eurasia

Indicative also is the fact that Handelman, in Comrade Criminal, rarely uses the term “family,” in strong contrast to Stille. 6. Handelman, Comrade Criminal, p. 21. 7. Thomas C. Schelling, “Economic Analysis and Organized Crime,” in ...

The International Politics of Eurasia  v  8  Economic Transition in Russia and the New States of Eurasia

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Politics In Russia A Reader

Comrade. Criminal. Stephen. Handleman. Seran Akopyan opened his tiny grocery store on Moscow's Krasnoprudnaya Street in the spring of1992, soon after municipal authorities gave private citizens the right to lease state retail shops.

Politics In Russia  A Reader

Covering the major contours of any Russian politics course, and comprehensive enough to serve as a core text, this new reader includes sections from the Soviet political system and its collapse, to the debate about post-Communist transition and efforts toward political and economic reform. A former journalist who worked in Russia, Ostrow's substantial headnotes blend needed background with insights from his experience, to create a nuanced treatment of Russian politics.

Le Carr s Landscape

56 Handelman, Comrade Criminal, 147. 57 Le Carré, Single & Single, 114. 58 Handelman, Comrade Criminal, 147. 59 Le Carré, Single & Single, 75. 60 Smith, The New Russians, 266. 61 Remnick, Lenin's Tomb, 183. 62 Yevtushenko, Don't Die ...

Le Carr   s Landscape

In Le Carré's Landscape Tod Hoffman, a former intelligence officer, offers a unique perspective on le Carré's work. He juxtaposes his own experiences and extensive research with le Carré's fiction, shedding light on those dank recesses where spying is done. Taking the reader through the countries and continents of le Carré's fiction, Hoffman reflects on the political causes and personal effect of spying - secrecy, manipulation, deceit, treason. Le Carré's Landscape is a unique look at the master of the spy genre - a man who has captured the imaginations of millions of readers and perhaps enticed more than a few into the real world of espionage.

South Africa s Struggle to Remember

The name 'comrade tsotsi' (comrade criminal) was used to describe some of the actions of the comrades that seemed more criminal and selfserving than in keeping with the politics of liberation (Sitas 1992). Below, Wanda talks about the ...

South Africa s Struggle to Remember

Transitional justice studies typically focuses on how nations remember, face and deal with histories of past violence. This book, however, shifts the frame from national discourses of transitional justice onto local memory actors who attempt to engage with these broader systems of meaning from below. The case study is based on the memory struggles of individuals and groups who are attempting to gain access to the discourses and benefits associated with dominant memory identities of ‘victim’ and ‘veteran’ in the context of post-transition South Africa. They share a common history of squatter resistance in the Western Cape in the 1980s and a common struggle for inclusion in dominant memory frameworks. The main theme of this book is the politics of memory, as it relates to the conversation between national and local memory. Integrated within this theme is the further theme of alternative histories and counter-memories of struggle from below. In focusing on counter memories of violence and transition this book aims to tell a different version of South African liberation history in relation to the dominant narrative. It analyses local memory actors' attempts to bring their lived histories into conversation with national discourses of reconciliation and the national liberation struggle. In doing so it unpacks a memory paradox occurring within these narratives, which highlights the politics of inclusion and exclusion within the frames of transitional justice knowledge. On the one hand this alternate story exposes the paradox between local and national memory while on the other hand it brings into focus the local experience of the intersection between international transitional justice discourses and national transition politics. This book will be of local and international interest to scholars and students in the field of transitional justice, memory politics, national liberation struggle and South African historiography. It will also be of interest to a broader South Africa public, as it offers a deeper understanding of South Africa’s history, which challenges taken for granted transitional justice frames of knowledge.

Hidden Power

Control and Collapse in Soviet Institutions (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1999); Stephen Handelman, Comrade Criminal: The Theft of the Second Russian Revolution (London: Michael Joseph, 1994); Michela Wrong, It's Our Turn to ...

Hidden Power

What should we make of the outsized role organized crime plays in conflict and crisis, from drug wars in Mexico to human smuggling in North Africa, from the struggle in Crimea to scandals in Kabul? How can we deal with the convergence of politics and crime in so-called 'mafia states' such as Guinea-Bissau, North Korea or, as some argue, Russia? Drawing on unpublished government documents and mafia memoirs, James Cockayne discovers the strategic logic of organized crime, hidden in a century of forgotten political--criminal collaboration in New York, Sicily and the Caribbean. He reveals states and mafias competing - and collaborating -- in a competition for governmental power. He discovers mafias influencing elections, changing constitutions, organizing domestic insurgencies and transnational terrorism, negotiating peace deals, and forming governmental joint ventures with ruling groups. And he sees mafias working with the US government to spy on American citizens, catch Nazis, try to assassinate Fidel Castro, invade and govern Sicily, and playing unappreciated roles in the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Dark Logic

Handelman, Comrade Criminal, p. 234. 34. Brown et al., State of the World 1998, p. 131. 35. Naim, Illicit, p. 41. 36. Klare, “Secret Operatives, Clandestine Trades: The Thriving Black Market for Weapons,” pp. 18–20; and Cukier and Sidel ...

Dark Logic

Since the end of the Cold War, transnational non-state forces have been a major source of global instability, with many ominous and disruptive flows of people, goods, and services moving readily across international boundaries. And because these activities are so multifaceted and so intertwined within the fabric of society, they remain largely invisible until the intrusion is well-advanced and difficult to reverse. Thus, the threat posed by transnational organized crime ultimately undermines the total security of countries—including the economic, cultural, and political dimensions—and now presents an international security challenge of staggering proportions. Surprisingly, no single book so far has fully addressed the scale of this threat to global stability from an international security perspective. In an attempt to rectify that failure, Dark Logic examines in depth when and how transnational organized crime is likely to use corruption and violence to achieve its ends, and when and how these criminal activities most affect individual and state security. Even more important, it pinpoints when and how the negative consequences of these tactics and activities can be most successfully combated. In so doing it provides a unique lens for analyzing today's global security dilemmas. Given that the threat associated with transnational organized crime can endanger all citizens—from policy makers and security analysts to students, scholars, and the "man and woman on the street"—this book is written in an intelligible and jargon-free style to make it accessible to anyone interested in the ever-growing catalog of threats to national and international security.

Party Finance and Political Corruption

Stephen Handelman, Comrade Criminal: The Theft of the Second Russian Revolution, London: Michael Joseph, 1994, p. 311. Georgii Podlesskikh and Andrei Tereshok, Vory v zakone: brosok k vlasti, Moscow: Khudozhestvennaya literatura, 1994, ...

Party Finance and Political Corruption

This book offers an in-depth examination of party finance and political corruption in a variety of political contexts. Its central focus is on the relationship between different forms of raising party finance and the consequent implications for improper influence over policy making and implementations. It presents both a general discussion of the issues and a set of case studies which illuminate the particular experiences of Britain, the United States, Russia, Italy, Germany and Southeast Asia.

Transnational Crime in the Americas

Stephen Handelman , Comrade Criminal : Russia's New Mafia ( New Haven : Yale University Press , 1995 ) , 145–46 . 9. Peter Reddaway , “ Scandal Dogs Russia's Rising Star , ” The Washington Post , 20 Aug. 1995 , C3 . 10.

Transnational Crime in the Americas

Exposing the main characteristsics and effects of criminal enterprises in the Americas, this book considers realistic strategies for combating them.

Along the Domestic Foreign Frontier

Since criminal groups are used to operating outside the rules , norms and laws of domestic jurisdictions , they have few qualms ... For another , more elaborate discussion along these lines , see Stephen Handelman , Comrade Criminal ...

Along the Domestic Foreign Frontier

James Rosenau explores the enormous changes in both national and international political systems which are currently transforming world affairs.

Masters of Paradise

Stephen Handelman's Comrade Criminal : Russia's New Mafiya takes a slightly different tack than Remnick . First of all , Handelman has discovered an archaic organized crime culture that not only survived the revolution , the civil war ...

Masters of Paradise

This is the story of organized crime's penetration of the islands and the corruption of its high officials during the time The Bahamas become politically independent of Great Britain. It describes secret U.S. Internal Revenue Service operations aimed at American criminals involved in Bahamian-based tax scams and similar crimes. Block paints a devastating picture of a symbiotic relationship among off-shore tax havens in The Bahamas, sophisticated American criminals, and complacent public officials in the United States. During the 1960s and 1970s, the I.R.S. launched major investigations into American organized crime and the subterranean economy of The Bahamas. Block's access to the private papers of many of the key players in these affairs has given him a unique perspective. He has uncovered details of crime, corruption, and bureaucratic infighting within and among the U.S. Treasury and Justice Departments that have been largely unrecognized by previous researchers. Block shows how important links in the international traffic in cocaine were forged in the Bahamas, in full view of American officials. Masters of Paradise raises major questions about American law enforcement officials' commitment to fighting complex international crime during the 1960s and the 1970s. While there have been other studies of tax havens, money laundering, and offshore investigations, Block's access to information and his grasp of its meaning is unique. Professionals interested in the history and sociology of organized crime and the underground economy will find this book eye-opening. General readers interested in organized crime and political corruption will find it absorbing.

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

Comrade Criminal: The New Russian Mafiya. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 1995. Holmes, Leslie. “Corruption and Organised Crime in Putin's Russia.” EuropeAsia Studies 60, no. 6 (August 2008): 1011—31. Huskey, Eugene.

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation provides insight into this rapidly developing country. The volume includes coverage of pivotal movements, events, and persons in the late Soviet Union (1985-1991) and contemporary Russia (1991-present), as well as detailed entries covering the country's expansive geography, unique culture, diverse ethnic groups, and complex political and social environment. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, and organizations.

Contemporary Authors

Comrade Criminal : Russia's New Mafiya , Yale University Press , 1995 , published in England as Comrade Criminal : The Theft of the Second Russian Revolution , Michael Joseph , 1995 . between the Bolsheviks and crime gangs - ties that ...

Contemporary Authors


Drug Politics

If organized criminal activity with respect to narcotics raises such abilities of the state, then it can be expected that more and more states will forge ties with criminal organizations. CHAPTER 7 1. Handelman, Comrade Criminal, 113.

Drug Politics

Drug Politics is an enlightening new book by a man who knows this disturbing and dangerous subject. A former United States ambassador to Peru, David C. Jordan has testified before the U.S. Senate and House Foreign Relations committees and has consulted with various government security organizations. His account of government protection of the criminal elements intertwined with local and global politics challenges many of the assumptions of current drug policies. Using examples from South America, Mexico, Russia, and the United States, Jordan shows that the narcotics problem is not merely one of supply and demand. Jordan argues that many national and international financial systems are dependent on cash from money laundering, and some governments are far more involved in protecting than in combating criminal cartels.

How They Got Away with it

White Collar Criminals and the Financial Meltdown Susan Will, Stephen Handelman, David Brotherton ... He is the author of Comrade Criminal: Russia's New Mafiya, which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

How They Got Away with it

A team of scholars with backgrounds in criminology, sociology, economics, business, government regulation, and law examine the historical, social, and cultural causes of the 2008 economic crisis. Essays probe the workings of the toxic subprime loan industry, the role of external auditors, the consequences of Wall Street deregulation, the manipulations of alpha hedge fund managers, and the "Ponzi-like" culture of contemporary capitalism. They unravel modern finance's complex schematics and highlight their susceptibility to corruption, fraud, and outright racketeering. They examine the involvement of enablers, including accountants, lawyers, credit rating agencies, and regulatory workers, who failed to protect the public interest and enforce existing checks and balances. While the United States was "ground zero" of the meltdown, the financial crimes of other countries intensified the disaster. Internationally-focused essays consider bad practices in China and the European property markets and draw attention to the far-reaching consequences of transnational money laundering and tax evasion schemes. By approaching the 2008 crisis from the perspective of white collar criminology, contributors build a more general understanding of the collapse and crystallize the multiple human and institutional factors preventing capture of even the worst offenders.

Russia s Policy Challenges Security Stability and Development

Kaleidoscope: The Diversification and Adaptation of Criminal Activities in the Soviet Successor States, ... For a discussion of the development of the situation in Ekaterinburg, see Stephen Handelman, Comrade Criminal: Russia's New ...

Russia s Policy Challenges  Security  Stability and Development

Designed for use in courses on contemporary Russia, this volume explores Russia's policy dilemmas in three realms: international security, socio-political, and socio-economic. In each of these categories, Russia faces daunting problems, none of which is likely to be resolved quickly or easily. Yet, over the longer term, the extent to which policymakers are successful in dealing with these challenges will go far in determining Russia's future place in the world, how Russians will live, and what kind of country Russia becomes. Each expertly authored chapter outlines the nature of one major issue; traces it evolution and policy developments under the Yeltsin and Putin presidencies; and evaluates the effectiveness and prospects of efforts to come to grips with the challenge.