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dc.contributor.advisorGingeras, Ryan
dc.contributor.advisorTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Thomas M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:46:18Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:46:18Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5660
dc.description.abstractThe path to Chechen autonomy has been tumultuous. Over the past 200 years, internal and external forces have played significant roles in shaping the territory and identity of the Chechen nation. Fierce resistance by Chechens has led Russian officials to label the region's inhabitants as criminals. Chechen criminality was also affected by punishments for this resistance. Chechen resistance eventually let to the mass criminalization of the entire Chechen ethnicity. Mass criminalization exposed the Chechens to a wider Russian criminal world. Through illegal activities, Chechen criminals amassed significant resources. As the Soviet Union fell, Chechen organized crime groups were poised to support the bid for national independence led by former Soviet General Djohar Dudayev. This thesis contends that bottom-up and top-down forces were critical in forming a perception of Chechen criminality. The perception of criminality and its attendant punishments supported the rise of actual criminality, in a time where crime made possible the amassing of significant amounts of wealth and power. It was wealth and power that Dudayev's fledgling government needed, Chechen organized crime groups would provide but at a cost. While providing material support to Dudayev organized crime elements infiltrated government positions to further their own interestsen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/wolvesinwolvescl109455660
dc.format.extentxii, 113 p.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshOrganized crimeen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical scienceen_US
dc.subject.lcshWealthen_US
dc.titleWolves in wolves' clothing : the role of the Chechen mafia in the formation of an independent Chechen Republicen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.identifier.oclc743302006
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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