The purpose of this paper is to present an ethnomethodological study of the Central Asian republics and the effects of clan and family structure on transnational organized crime. Criminal elements and terrorist organizations are found throughout the region. The various nomadic and sedintary ethnic groups in this region perpetuate the primordial patrimonial system of clan authority. The influence of the clan permiates the entire system and the reification inherent in this system disallows coordinated systems of trade across tribal boundaries. The absense of transnational groups is this region is explained with the influence of the clan.
How to Cite:
Ferguson, V.N., 2016. Through the Seventh Generation: Clanning as a Limiting Factor in Organized Criminality in Central Asia. Philologia, 8, p.None. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/ph.v8i0.10