SURVIVING THROUGH ORGANISED CRIME: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ILLICIT NETWORKS IN TRANSNISTRIA AND ABKHAZIA

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2023

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СДУ хабаршысы - 2023

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Abstract. This paper explores the connection between the existence of illicit networks and the survival of the de facto states of the Republic of Transnistria and the Republic of Abkhazia. The paper argues that organized crime plays a dual role in the continuity of state and society in these regions, both supporting and hindering state-building and the attainment of a strong, independent state. The study first provides a brief overview of organized crime and its impact on state characteristics. It then delves into the characteristics of organized crime in Transnistria and Abkhazia separately to draw conclusions about their similarities and differences. Finally, the research examines the role of illicit activities in the survival of these de facto states. The findings suggest that the presence of illicit networks has significant implications for state survival and development in post-Soviet de facto states.

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De facto states, Transnistria, Abkhazia, organized crime, state-building, СДУ хабаршысы - 2023, №2

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Ariadna Mañé Esteban / SURVIVING THROUGH ORGANISED CRIME: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ILLICIT NETWORKS IN TRANSNISTRIA AND ABKHAZIA / СДУ хабаршысы - 2023