Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745318677 Published April 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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From Fear to Fraternity: A Russian Tale of Crime, Economy and Modernity

Patricia Rawlinson

From Fear to Fraternity: A Russian Tale of Crime, Economy and Modernity

Patricia Rawlinson

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745318677 Published April 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745318684 Published April 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The end of communism marked the re-emergence of a huge rise in organised crime across Russia and Eastern Europe. High-profile efforts to combat it have met with little success.
 
Patricia Rawlinson argues that burgeoning crime rates result not only from the failures of communism but also from the problems of free market economies.
 
Drawing on interviews with members of the Russian criminal underworld, the business community, journalists and the militia, she argues that organised crime provides us with a barometer of economic well-being, not just for Russia but for any market economy.

Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Telling Tales
2 Crime-Time Stories
3 From Bandits to Bolsheviks to Brezhnev
4 Shadowlands: The Gorbachev years
5 Comrade Capitalists: The Tale of Crime and Economy in the 'New' Russia
6 The Sovietising of Western Society
7 From Fear to Fraternity
Notes
Index

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