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The Mafia Connection: Explaining Bad Governance in Northern Italy

26 Jun, 2018
Roberta Damiani

Robert Putnam’s Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy, published in the early 1990s, is one of the most influential books in comparative politics. The book sought to investigate what factors contribute to good governance, and used Italy’s regional north–south divide to do so. Putnam’s conclusion was that good…

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