Clientelismo e metodo mafioso: network Criminali epubblica amministrazione in Sicilia

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What is the connection between clientelism and Mafia? Which is the correspondence between white-collar crime and mafia-style method? How are criminal systems organized in local contexts? The paper presents a reasoned selection of studies on Mafia and clientelism intertwining and on networks composed of sections of public administration and "criminal systems". These studies allowed us to read both historical crimes (such as the committee business that subjugated the public authorities in Palermo during Fifties) and the more recent phenomena(as the Municipalities put under a commissioner on the strength of mafia infiltration since 1991). The essay examines the case of the City of Villabate put under a commissioner many times, in order to understand the possible links between concepts polysemantic and multidimensional such as the Mafia and clientelism. The essay seeks to provide an original interpretation key through an analytical grid that integrates different theoretical approaches.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationCriminal Network. Politica, amministrazione, ambiente e mercato nelle trame della mafia
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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