Mafia in the ballot box

Giuseppe De Feo, Giacomo De Luca

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Abstract

We study the impact of organized crime on electoral results analyzing in detail the national parliamentary elections in Sicily for the period 1946-92. We document the significant support given by the Sicilian mafia to the Christian Democratic Party when the electoral competition by the Communist party strengthened. We also provide suggestive evidence that, in exchange for its electoral support, the mafia obtained economic advantages in the construction sector.
LanguageEnglish
Pages134-167
Number of pages34
JournalAmerican Economic Journal: Economic Policy
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2017

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Keywords

  • electoral competition
  • mafia
  • electoral fraud
  • organized crime
  • Sicily
  • parliamentary elections
  • Sicilian mafia
  • construction sector
  • Christian Democratic Party
  • Communist party

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De Feo, Giuseppe ; De Luca, Giacomo. / Mafia in the ballot box. In: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 134-167.
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