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<i>Yakuza</i>, Law and the State

Peter B. E. Hill

in The Japanese Mafia

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780199257522
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601026 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199257523.003.0008
 Yakuza, Law and the State

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The concluding chapter of this book draws these chapters together and sets them in the broader context of the state's provision of protection in Japan. The preference of the Japanese authorities for social control processes over formal mechanisms of enforcement and dispute resolution has created a conducive environment for private protection markets. Yakuza provision of such protection has been one consequence. Current developments in the set Japan's social, legal, economic, and political relations suggest, however, that this market is under threat.

Keywords: mafia; organized crime; protection; social control; state; yakuza

Chapter.  11176 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Economy

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