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CORE 002 SC - Contract Enforcement: Histories of the Mafia, Past and Present


This course will examine the nature of the mafia as an economic, cultural and political institution, one taking shape alongside the formation of the Italian state in the late nineteenth century, but with far more ancient and less localized roots. Through historic texts, fictional narratives, films and material on game theory and economic strategies to understand what determines the institutional boundaries of the mafia, the nature of contract enforcement within the mafia, and between the mafia and various nonmembers, students will learn about the historic and cultural reasons that allowed this organization to thrive, the representations of the mafia that have proliferated, and the details behind its economic structure. The course will also explore the development of mafia into a global phenomenon during the twentieth century and how it has been studied and represented as such in recent years.

Course Credit: 1.0


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