Journal of Illicit Economies and Development

Journal of Illicit Economies and Development, 2(1), 2019.

The special edition of the Journal of Illicit Economies and Development explores different aspects of the functioning of illegal markets in Brazil, their connections to legal activities and institutional responses. The works shed light on the characters, moral standards and rules of operation of illegal economies, exploring the prevalence of non-state regulation, the connections between illegal trade and economic development. It presents to the international reader the state of the art of research on illicit markets in Brazil. It is argued, in each article presented, that there is a tradition of Brazilian studies on drug trafficking, informal markets, urban violence and the justice system, still little known in English.

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