"The Sicilian Mafia". Twenty Years After Publication
In this essay, I describe the reasons that led me to study the Sicilian mafia, and some of the difficulties that I encountered during my fieldwork in Palermo in 1986-7. I then review the effects that my study - which was first published 20 years ago in Italian and has since been translated into English, German, Spanish and Polish - has had on the scholarship on the mafia as well as on that of similar organisations in other countries.
- Sicilian mafia
- illegal markets
- economic development