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

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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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012

Keywords

  • mafia
  • organized crime

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