Italian Mafias Today
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Italian Mafias Today

Territory, Business and Politics

Edited by Felia Allum, Isabella Clough Marinaro and Rocco Sciarrone

Despite a rapidly changing economic and legal landscape, Italian mafias remain prominent actors in the global criminal underworld. This book provides an extensive and up-to-date view of how they adapt to shifting economic opportunities and intensifying legal and civic backlash.
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Chapter 3: The Camorras in Naples and Campania: Business, groups and families

Luciano Brancaccio and Vittorio Martone


This chapter examines the economic nature of various Camorra groups historically based in the areas around Naples and Caserta in Campania. It highlights the entrepreneurial role of these groups and their rootedness in local markets, both legal and illegal, while tracing the differences between clans operating in the city and those in the provinces. The case studies chosen focus on clans active in the counterfeit and clothing markets and in the international car trade.

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