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Although there is little truth behind the ‘Godfather’ stereotype, mafia infiltration remains a serious problem in Italian politics

Calderoni, Francesco (2012) Although there is little truth behind the ‘Godfather’ stereotype, mafia infiltration remains a serious problem in Italian politics. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (01 Nov 2012). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

From the Godfather to Tony Soprano, the idea of the Mafia continues to have a special place in Western popular culture. Francesco Calderoni argues that despite the popularity of Mafia stereotypes, relatively little research has been carried out on the actual link between organised crime and politics in Italy. By mapping the areas of the country which have the highest Mafia presence, he illustrates the extent to which the problem has spread beyond the traditional hotspots of Mafia activity in Naples, Western Sicily, Northern Campania and Southern Calabria.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Divisions: Government
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 13:31
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2013 13:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/49557

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