A 'virtuous circle' of illicit markets? Smuggling and colonial state building in the Italian interwar Dodecanese

Papanicolaou, Georgios and Espinoza, Filippo M. (2017) A 'virtuous circle' of illicit markets? Smuggling and colonial state building in the Italian interwar Dodecanese. In: The many faces of crime for profit and ways of tackling it. Wolf Legal Publishers, Oisterwijk, pp. 379-402. ISBN 9789462404366

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Can illegal markets play a role in a state’s conscious strategies and efforts to establish and further order? Are there conditions under which law enforcement takes second place to wider considerations of national interest? The relationship between state policy and illicit economic activity is typically understood as an oppositional one: beyond a sense of lawlessness, illegal markets exist as a threat to the state’s economic and fiscal interests. In fact, our contemporary understanding of illegal markets is underpinned by the understanding of ‘organised crime’, which is often equally seen as inherently oppositional to a state’s claim on law and order over its territory. Contemporary discourses leave very little margin for a consideration of the relationship between state policy makers and regulators as anything other than conflictual.

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Additional Information: Funding information: Work for this project has been supported by a British Academy Small Research Grant (SG132031). We would also like to thank Ioannis Papageorgiou, the Rhodes Centre for Historical and Social Research (Rhodes Project) SCE, and Irene Toliou, Director of the Greek General State Archives of the Dodecanese, for their generous support of our work. The translation in English from the Italian originals is ours.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smuggling, colonialism, Dodecanese, italy, fascism, illicit markets
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2021 09:29
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 09:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47576

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