TITLE

MAFIJA KAO PRIMJER PARALELNE VLASTI: PRIMJER ITALIJE

AUTHOR(S)
Jurčević, Mirjana
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Polemos;Jul-Dec2010, Vol. 13 Issue 26, p101
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Besides the formal administration, there is a parallel form of government in Italy with the power to influence all political, social and economic processes of the country. This is the Italian mafia whose biggest advantage in comparison to the other forms of organized crime is its connection to the State based on a system of mutual favors. Relations with the State form the basis of mafia power providing it not only protection from legal prosecution, but also the ability to influence various political decisions that facilitate the entry of the mafia in the legal sectors of Italian economy and make it possible for it to drain its resources in order to increase mafia's capital and launder money gained by illegal activities. Accustomed to its presence in all political and economic areas, the society itself perceives mafia as a form of government just as strong or maybe even stronger than the State, which raises additional question, the one about another possible thesis according to which the mafia in Italy presents full power. Also, blurred boundaries between the mafia and politics enable the thesis according to which the mafia and the government in Italy are actually the same thing.
ACCESSION #
87557644

 

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