Filip Kraus

Filip Kraus
Palacký University Olomouc · Faculty of Arts

Doctor of Philosophy

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In this chapter, the establishment of Vietnamese diaspora in the former Czechoslovakia under communist government supervision and the beginnings of the Vietnamese presence in the Czech criminal underworld are discussed. The ability of Vietnamese shadow businessmen and criminal delinquents to operate even in the conditions of a closed totalitarian s...
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The chapter focuses on the social structure of the Vietnamese diaspora in the CR, its everyday life and the role of parallel power structures in the diaspora. Within the diaspora, two components can be identified, the legal and the illegal one. The Czech and Vietnamese criminal undergrounds live in a specific symbiosis with the legal part of the di...
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Especially during the last two decades, Vietnamese organised crime has become highly developed in terms of its structures and modi operandi, and it has deeply penetrated the societies of Asian diasporas. It became obvious that the existing “traditional” research concepts of organised crime are not sufficient to describe and analyse this phenomenon....
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The chapter describes the main criminal activities and their modi operandi within the Vietnamese diaspora in the Czech Republic (CR). These activities have national and international dimensions in the CR. The chapter describes criminal activities such as economic crime, smuggling of people, trade in people and prostitution or violent crime, counter...
Book
The book provides a complex, socio-anthropological analysis of organized crime operating in the Vietnamese diaspora in the Czech Republic and its international implications. Currently, there are about 4 million people of Vietnamese descent living in this diaspora and many other countries, looking for an opportunity to improve their lives. This book...
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Since 1975, the numbers of Vietnamese in the European countries have steadily increased. As new emigrants appeared in those countries, new types of crime came with them. From communist times, a strong Vietnamese diaspora exists in the Czech Republic as well, and the Vietnamese criminal underground lives in a specific predatory symbiosis with it. To...
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Since 1975, the numbers of Vietnamese living in Europe have steadily increased. As new emigrants appeared in various countries, new types of crime came with them. Also in the Czech Republic, where a relatively large Vietnamese diaspora has been in existence since communist times, numerous Vietnamese criminal networks were established. The Vietnames...