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, more than the other felony association, follows the styles of capitalist transformation. the writer offers research of the mafia under post-fordism capitalism, displaying how they depend upon more and more more flexible networks for purposes of either fee and dodging police control, in addition to altering their center companies with regards to the chance that some actions, similar to drug trafficking, tend to incur.
Combining sociology, criminology and labour sociology, the ebook provides an interpretation of Cosa Nostra which specializes in the relationship between legal and unlawful economies and politics, therefore taking away the assumption that organized crime is usually an exterior entity to society. An authoritative and unique research, this e-book might be of specific curiosity to students of criminal justice, politics and economics.

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Crime, Networks and Power: Transformation of Sicilian Cosa Nostra

This booklet develops the concept that the Cosa Nostra Sicilian mafia likes and, more than the other legal association, follows the styles of capitalist transformation. the writer offers research of the mafia under post-fordism capitalism, exhibiting how they depend upon more and more more flexible networks for purposes of either expense and dodging police control, in addition to altering their middle companies when it comes to the chance that some actions, comparable to drug trafficking, are inclined to incur.

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From the 1970s onwards, following the crisis of Fordism in the industrialised areas of the country, the Mafia opened up a new front in order to further diversify its economic activity. Thanks to the opt outs in certain banking laws that Sicily enjoyed, a proliferation of banks, financial businesses and consultancy firms grew up on the island, which effectively served to recycle the proceeds from Mafia activity. After profit margins in the construction and 32 CRIME, NETWORKS AND POWER public sectors began to fall, the Mafia took on a new financial role, as intermediary in the financial transactions serving to recycle capital accumulated in the illegal markets, creating a transnational network that went on to thrive in the era of globalisation.

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The Portella della Ginestra massacre, which, recent documents have attested, involved some level of collusion with Italian and international secret services, is a case in point. The expectations of social advancement and liberation that had come with the ascent of the new political order were neutralised by means of policies that alternated from violent repression to far-reaching practices of clientelism. This new phase of Mafia rule sparked another migratory wave towards northern Italy and northern Europe.

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