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The Russian MafiaPrivate Protection in a New Market Economy$
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Federico Varese

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297369

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019829736X.001.0001

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The State as Supplier of Protection

The State as Supplier of Protection

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(p.37) 2 The State as Supplier of Protection
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The Russian Mafia
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Federico Varese (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019829736X.003.0003

The Russian state is examined as a supplier of protection. The chapter first explores how Russian citizens perceive the institutions of authority that are supposed to supply services of protection and dispute resolution, such as the legal system, state (government) officials and the police, and whether they expect fair treatment from them. Survey data from several Eastern European countries are compared in order to establish whether people should be expected to use these institutions and, more generally, to determine the levels of confidence in the legal system: the data indicate a low level of confidence in crucial institutions of authority. The second section of the chapter looks at one instance of state-supplied protection services – the courts of arbitration or Arbitrazh: the court where cases involving property rights and the privatization process are heard. The survey data presented suggest that the majority of the customers of the Arbitrazh courts are large enterprises that were formerly state-owned and were privatized in the 1990s.

Keywords:   Arbitrazh, confidence, court of arbitration, dispute resolution, expectation of fair treatment, institutions of authority, privatization, property rights, protection of property rights, Russia, state protection

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