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MAFIA AS AN EXEMPLE OF A PARALLEL GOVERNMENT: THE CASE OF ITALY

Mirjana Jurčević

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APA 6th Edition
Jurčević, M. (2010). MAFIJA KAO PRIMJER PARALELNE VLASTI: PRIMJER ITALIJE. Polemos, XIII (26), 101-115. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/68256
MLA 8th Edition
Jurčević, Mirjana. "MAFIJA KAO PRIMJER PARALELNE VLASTI: PRIMJER ITALIJE." Polemos, vol. XIII, no. 26, 2010, pp. 101-115. https://hrcak.srce.hr/68256. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Jurčević, Mirjana. "MAFIJA KAO PRIMJER PARALELNE VLASTI: PRIMJER ITALIJE." Polemos XIII, no. 26 (2010): 101-115. https://hrcak.srce.hr/68256
Harvard
Jurčević, M. (2010). 'MAFIJA KAO PRIMJER PARALELNE VLASTI: PRIMJER ITALIJE', Polemos, XIII(26), pp. 101-115. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/68256 (Accessed 14 April 2021)
Vancouver
Jurčević M. MAFIJA KAO PRIMJER PARALELNE VLASTI: PRIMJER ITALIJE. Polemos [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2021 April 14];XIII(26):101-115. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/68256
IEEE
M. Jurčević, "MAFIJA KAO PRIMJER PARALELNE VLASTI: PRIMJER ITALIJE", Polemos, vol.XIII, no. 26, pp. 101-115, 2010. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/68256. [Accessed: 14 April 2021]

Abstracts
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.

Keywords
mafia; Cosa Nostra; Italy; parallel government; organized crime

Hrčak ID: 68256

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/68256

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