Beasts of Prey or Rational Animals? Private Governance in Brazil’s Jogo do Bicho

Freire, Danilo (2019) Beasts of Prey or Rational Animals? Private Governance in Brazil’s Jogo do Bicho. Latin American Perspectives, 46 (4). pp. 230-244. ISSN 0094-582X

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19846519

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Abstract

A rational-choice account of Brazil’s jogo do bicho (animal game), possibly the largest illegal lottery game in the world, examines the mechanisms that have fostered the lottery’s notable growth outside the boundaries of Brazilian law and reveals how animal-game financiers combine costly signals and selective incentives to induce cooperation from members of the community and exploit the fragmentation of Brazil’s political system to advance their long-term interests.

Keywords:Brazil, organised crime, private governance, jogo do bicho
Subjects:L Social studies > L243 Politics of a specific country/region
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:46595
Deposited On:13 Oct 2021 14:11

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