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Camorra and "mafie di mezzo". Notes on the Current Debate in the Social Sciences
Journal Title: ITALIA CONTEMPORANEA 
Author/s: Manoela Patti 
Year:  2018 Issue: 287 Language: Italian 
Pages:  11 Pg. 195-205 FullText PDF:  106 KB
DOI:  10.3280/IC2018-287009
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This article analyzes the current debate taking place in the social sciences on "mafie" in Italy. In particular, it examines two recently published books: Luciano Brancaccio, I clan di camorra. Genesi e storia, Roma, Donzelli, 2017, and Vittorio Martone, Le mafie di mezzo. Mercati e reti criminali a Roma e nel Lazio, Roma, Donzelli, 2017. These studies are both focused on the origins and developments of mafia-type criminal organizations and present an overview of case-studies on the issue. Brancaccio analyzes the camorra clans rooted in the Naples area, and the role that historically markets, socio-political networks and family ties had in their expansion. Martone highlights the rise and spread of organized-crime groups based in non-traditional areas, such as Rome and the Lazio region.
Keywords: Camorra, Mafia Capitale, Mafias, Mobility of mafias, Mafias in Italy, Mafia networks

Manoela Patti, Camorra and "mafie di mezzo". Notes on the Current Debate in the Social Sciences in "ITALIA CONTEMPORANEA" 287/2018, pp. 195-205, DOI:10.3280/IC2018-287009

   

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