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Heterogeneity of illegal markets: a book review essay

Richardson, Hamish (2019) Heterogeneity of illegal markets: a book review essay. Journal of Illicit Economies and Development, 1 (3). 262 - 265. ISSN 2516-7227

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Literature on the economic-sociology of illegal markets is progressing convincingly, as scholars identify the need to investigate illegality through the perspective of the market, as well as through the perspective of the actor. In this book review essay, two recent publications are reflected upon: The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy (Beckert and Dewey, 2017) and Illegal Markets, Violence, and Inequality: Evidence from a Brazilian Metropolis (Daudelin and Ratton, 2018). While the books undertake a different journey through the field of illegal markets, they reach the same theoretical destination, concluding that illegal markets are not homogenous and cannot be boxed into preconceived generalisations.

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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2019 11:00
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 02:57

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