Crime, Networks and Power: Transformation of Sicilian Cosa by Vincenzo Scalia

By Vincenzo Scalia

This publication develops the concept the Cosa Nostra Sicilian mafia likes and, greater than the other felony association, follows the styles of capitalist transformation. the writer provides research of the mafia below post-fordism capitalism, exhibiting how they depend on progressively more versatile networks for purposes of either rate and dodging police keep an eye on, in addition to altering their middle companies with regards to the danger that a few actions, comparable to drug trafficking, tend to incur.
Combining sociology, criminology and labour sociology, the ebook offers an interpretation of Cosa Nostra which specializes in the relationship among criminal and unlawful economies and politics, hence taking away the concept that geared up crime is usually an exterior entity to society. An authoritative and unique research, this ebook might be of specific curiosity to students of legal justice, politics and economics.

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Padua: Liviana. Chinnici, Giorgio, and Umberto Santino. 1989. La violenza programmata. Milano: Franco Angeli. Franchetti, Leopoldo. 1876. Condizioni politiche e amministrative della Sicilia. Florence: Vallecchi. Gambetta, Diego. 1992. La mafia siciliana. Un’industria della protezione privata, 2ndedn. Turin: Einaudi. Santino, Umberto. 1995. La borghesia mafiosa. Materiali di un percorso di analisi. Palermo: Quaderni Centro Impastato. Santino, Umberto. 2001. Dalla mafia alle mafie. Rubbettino: Soveria Mannelli.

Whilst the first two organisations entertain a relationship with formal power, Cosa Nostra is actually a part of it. In the next section I will examine this peculiarity, starting with some important historical events that exemplify this overlapping. The events I refer to are episodes of 4 ORGANISED CRIME OR WHITE-COLLAR CRIME? THE CASE . . 45 criminality from the political and economic sphere of Italy’s history, from the unification of the country to the present day. WHITE-COLLAR INDUSTRIES AND THE MAFIA IN FORMAL POLITICS.

The first of these changes was the defeat of the so-called military wing of the organisation (Lodato 2000), and the capture of its most important exponents such as Riina, Bagarella and Brusca, those who had given the orders to carry out the 1992 massacres. Next there began a great push in terms of organising a market strategy that would re-launch the organisation. The murders were significantly reduced; the massacres and high-profile assassinations were stopped entirely. It is important to point out that there was also a qualitative change in the use of one of the most widespread of the Mafia’s techniques, the so-called lupara bianca, or white shotgun; to kill without leaving a trace.

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