SJ Logo
A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order

Dynamics of the Informal Economy

Price $18.00

Vol. 15, Nos. 3-4 (1988)

This double issue focuses on the changing structure of the late 20th-century world economy and the accommodation of peoples in the East and the West to the collapse of post-World War II modes of survival and the criminal underside of this new world. The contributors question whether the informal economy is an artifact of underdevelopment, and hence will diminish with economic growth; whether it is inevitable in socialist economies, or reflects past distortions and inequalities, requiring structural change; and whether it contributes to and influences social change.

ISSN: 1043-1578. Published quarterly by Social Justice, P.O. Box 40601, San Francisco, CA 94140.

Click at left for our order form.

Click here to purchase online:

Cyril Robinson (ed.)

Preface to 'Dynamics of the Informal Economy'

Barbara Bishop

Introduction: Exploring the Informal Economy

Cyril Robinson

Police-Community Relations Through Community History

Cyril Robinson

The Informal Sector under Capitalism and State Socialism: A Preliminary Comparison

Alejandro Portes and Josef Borocz

Can the Hidden Economy Be Revolutionary? Toward a Dialectical Analysis of the Relations Between Formal and Informal Economies

Stuart Henry

War Ina Babylon: Roots of Jamaican Gang and Drug Crimes in the U.S.

Bernard D. Headley

Women's Employment in the Informal Sector: The Case of the Embroidery Industry in Santiago, Spain

Alison Lever

Destabilizing Nicaragua: The Growth of Second Economy Crime Is Not an Internal Flaw of Sandinista Social Justice

W. Gordon West

May You Live Only by Your Salary! The Unplanned Economy in Eastern Europe

Steven Sampson

Invisible Incomes in Hungary

Peter Galasi and Endre Sik

Rebellion and Political Crime in America

Stanley Cohen

Teaching Marxian Perspectives on Law and Crime

Ronald Hinch

Liberal Feminism on Violence Against Women

Martin D. Schwartz and Walter S. DeKeseredy