The Antimafia: Italy’s Fight against Organized Crime

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Springer, Nov 10, 1999 - Political Science - 257 pages
This exploration of the full diversity of the Italian Antimafia draws on primary sources and interviews to provide the first complete analysis of social, political and grassroots efforts since 1992. This fascinating study looks at Antimafia initiatives within the context of international initiatives against organized crime.
 

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Contents

1 The Significance of 1992
1
2 The MafiaAntimafia Seesaw
10
3 The Political Response
40
4 The Lawenforcement Response
75
5 The Grassroots Antimafia
127
7 War and Peace?
200
Notes
236
Index
249
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ALISON JAMIESON is a freelance author and consultant who has written extensively in English and Italian on issues of political violence, organized crime and drugs. She was born and educated in Scotland but began her career in London, where she worked as a security consultant. She moved to Italy in 1984. Her books include The Heart Attacked: Terrorism and Conflict in the Italian State, and Terrorism and Drug Trafficking in the 1990s. She has published widely in UK and US journals. From 1992 to 1997 she was a regular guest lecturer at the NATO Defence College in Rome.

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