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The Wild East: Criminal Political Economies in South Asia
edited by Barbara Harriss-White and Lucia Michelutti
University College London, 2019
Cloth: 978-1-78735-325-1 | Paper: 978-1-78735-324-4
Library of Congress Classification HV6771.I4
Dewey Decimal Classification 364.1680954

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Through eleven case studies conducted across India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, The Wild East examines a variety of economic sectors and business enterprises that regularly flout the law, such as coal, oil, real estate, and industrial labor. Bridging anthropology and political economy, the case studies explore how state regulative law is ignored or selectively manipulated and reveal the workings of regulated criminal economic systems in which politicians, police, judges, and bureaucrats are closely intertwined. Disrupting the existing literature on South Asia’s informal economy, The Wild East also suggests avenues for future research that will be of critical value to students and scholars of economics, anthropology, sociology, criminology, comparative politics, political science, and international relations.

 

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