Cosa Nostra’s Political and Governance Mechanisms: National and Transnational Ties

   (Art Work: Follow the Money. By Alfio Cerami)   Cosa Nostra carries out different functions: protective, extractive, and redistributive (Tilly 1985)  that mirror those of a state and, therefore, turn the organization into something more than a simple loose confederation of organized ‘self-made’ criminals. Norm internalizations at the micro level may obtain enormous macro-level …

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