Abstract

Assuming a multidisciplinary perspective and moving from the results of a field research conducted between 2013 and 2015, the book examines the complex network of internal and external relations of two groups of companies seized and confiscated for mafia infiltration, observing the changes occurred in their economic, financial, organizational and social aspects both in the period before the seizure or confiscation, both in the period in which the measure was in progress.The high dynamism that characterizes the crimes implemented by the involved entrepreneurs and their context make these cases, in many respects, similar to the so-called white-collar crime. A dense network connects, in fact, business sectors, political and institutional areas, ensuring the working of what scholars call a mafia network. The topic is current and relevant since it affects the quality of democratic life and introduces potential distortions of the free market, jeopardizing the possibility of building an equitable, innovative and safe society.Moving from these contextual factors, the book examines the vague construct of mafia enterprise - invoked as a real unifying principle – it is revealed, the test of facts, a weak concept, more useful for the procedural needs and for sanctions, than for analytical needs.
Lingua originaleItalian
EditoreMimesis
Numero di pagine192
ISBN (stampa)978-88-5753-238-7
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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