List of Sicilian ‘Noblesse’ (Noble Families) A-Z

To be compared with the Map of Sicilian Clans   A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z Source: 'Dott. Antonino Mango di Casalgerardo, NOBILIARIO DI SICILIA Notizie e stemmi relativi alle famiglie nobili siciliane (Palermo, A. Reber, 1912 - 2 volumi)' available at: http://www.bibliotecacentraleregionesiciliana.it/mango/indicemango.htm OR http://www.famiglia-nobile.com/links.asp

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The ‘Anti-Mafia’ Organization: A Historical-Institutionalist Approach

There are several institutional inconsistencies of the so-called ‘anti-mafia’ organization in Sicily and Italy. The Direzione Nazionale Antimafia (National Antimafia Directorate) (DNA) was established in 1991. It is considered as the national ‘coordination institution’ among the different police forces (polizia di stato, carabinieri  and guardia di finanza ). Until 2015, the main tasks of the …

Map of Sicilian Clans (2015)

Please note that the following maps SHOULD, perhaps, also include institutional supervisors (eg. local or national politicians and/or members or ex-members of police authorities) for each neighborhood or foreign mafias (eg. Romanian, Chinese, etc.). These would be important elements to improve understanding of electoral purposes and business partnerships. Ruling MassoMafia members for each neighborhood SHOULD, …

Cosa Nostra (‘Our Thing’): An Introduction

  Cosa Nostra (Our Thing) has inspired innumerable publications[1]. It attracts the attention of the public opinion for several different reasons. First and foremost, it is the secrecy that surrounds the Cosa Nostra that fascinates the public which, in essence, equates it to the amoral cooperative character (‘amoral familism’ as described by Banfield 1958). Cosa …

Cosa Nostra’s Criminal-Fare Regime

As in many other modern societies, Cosa Nostra has also established its own welfare regime able to play key social stratification and de-commodifying functions (see Esping-Andersen 1990). These, in turn, help to stabilize and consolidate the criminal system. The ‘criminal-fare regime’ is based on the professional affiliation of members and has its source of financing …