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Title: Italian civil society against the Mafia: From perceptions to expectations
Authors: Cayli, Baris
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Keywords: Anti-Mafia movement
Italian Mafia
Civil society
Anti-Mafia policies
Social movement
Culture of lawfulness
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Cayli B (2013) Italian civil society against the Mafia: From perceptions to expectations, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 41 (1), pp. 81-99.
Abstract: This study presents the results of a survey of 72 civil society organisations in Italy that work against the Mafia. The study investigated their perceptions of the anti-Mafia movement in four main areas: (1) government performance, (2) civil society performance, (3) the government-civil society relationship, and (4) the Mafia phenomenon and anti-Mafia policies. The study first revealed that civil society is not satisfied with the government's performance on anti-Mafia policies. Second, civil society finds its own performance relatively better than the government's, although it needs improvement. Third, civil society perceives a conflict between the government and civil society concerning anti-Mafia policies. Fourth, the Mafia-politician network is seen by civil society as the most important factor in the Mafia's power. Finally, creating a culture of lawfulness is perceived as the most influential anti-Mafia measure attainable.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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