Qu’est-ce que le Centre

Le Centre sicilien de documentation “Giuseppe Impastato”. Le Centre sicilien de documentation est le premier centre d’études sur la mafia né en Italie. Fondé en 1977 par Umberto Santino et Anna Puglisi, il s’est formellement constitué en Association culturelle en mai 1980 et a pris le nom du militant de la Nouvelle gauche, Giuseppe Impastato,…

Mafia and Mafia-type organizations in Italy

Umberto Santino Mafia and Mafia-type organizations in Italy Introduction: the Sicilian Mafia as a local and transnational criminality and the proliferation of the Mafia-type organizations The term “Mafia”, first used only to define a Sicilian phenomenon, is now used to describe any organized criminal group and it is certainly one of the words in the…

From the mafia to transnational crime

UMBERTO SANTINO From the mafia to transnational crime The Sicilian mafia: from vagueness to the paradigm of complexity Although the world ‘mafia’ has been too often characterised by a strong degree of vagueness, so much so as to be used for any form of crime and excessive power, assuming on television the features of the…

Sulla cattura di Provenzano

Umberto Santino Sulla cattura di Provenzano L’incubo, la farsa e lo stereotipo Con la cattura di Provenzano è finito un incubo (quello del supercapomafia onnipotente, al centro di tutte le trame criminali del nostro tempo), è finita la farsa (quella della “primula rossa” inafferrabile, nonostante fosse, come tutti pensavano e dicevano, a due passi da…