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Decoding Albanian Organized Crime$
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Jana Arsovska

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520282803

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520282803.001.0001

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Iron Ties

Iron Ties

In Blood we Trust

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Decoding Albanian Organized Crime
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Jana Arsovska

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520282803.003.0004

Chapter 4 examines past and current structures of ethnic Albanian organized crime groups in the Balkans and the Western world: Are these groups indeed family-based and hierarchically structured, as media reports claim? It studies the role that social institutions, networks, and intimate personal groups play in shaping behavior. In particular it focuses on the clan-based structure of the Albanian society. This chapter also describes some organizational changes that Albanian criminal groups have undergone recently, and it illustrates how (and if) they have altered their structure in response to past experience and new information. Do Albanian crime groups have a long-term strategy for progress and advancement? Are Albanian criminal organizations rational and malleable, learning organizations? Are there any Albanian organized crime groups that have survived even after the arrests of major players? Do they have a way to replicate themselves?

Keywords:   Hierarchy, Alien conspiracy, Criminal organization, Organizational learning, Clans, Albanian organized crime, Sicilian mafia, Alex Rudaj, Naser Kelmendi

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