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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Social Networks of the Italian Mafia: The Strong and Weak Parts
Authors: Cayli, Baris
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Keywords: social networks
Italian mafia
anti-mafia politics
Italian politics
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Central European University, Budapest
Citation: Cayli B (2010) Social Networks of the Italian Mafia: The Strong and Weak Parts, CEU Political Science Journal, 5 (3), pp. 382-413.
Abstract: A well-built social network system has enabled the Mafia to reach a certain level of success through three main networks: members, local people, and politicians. I assert that the role of the executive power of the state has been partially supportive in this success. This paper also concludes that to combat different Mafia groups, it is essential to know their strong and weak parts. Mafıa groups' well-built network system does not solely comprise of strong parts but that the weak parts also exist, albeit, that they have not yet played a defective role in the resolution of the Mafia. This study suggests that the illustration of both the strong and weak parts of these networks can have prominent and assisting role in the combat against the Mafia phenomenon in the future, either by strengthening the weak parts or by weakening the strong parts of its networks.
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Publisher is open-access. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.
Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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