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Title: Mafia, elections and violence against politicians [WP]
Author: Daniele, Gianmarco
Dipoppa, Gemma
Keywords: Crim organitzat
Màfia
Polítics
Eleccions
Organized crime
Mafia
Politicians
Elections
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Institut d’Economia de Barcelona
Abstract: Organized crime uses political violence to influence politics in a wide set of countries. This paper exploits a novel dataset of attacks directed towards Italian local politicians to study how (and why) criminal organizations use violence against them. We test two competing theories to predict the use of violence i) before elections, to affect the electoral outcome and ii) after elections, to influence politicians from the beginning of their term. We provide causal evidence in favor of the latter hypothesis. The probability of being a target of violence increases in the weeks right after an election in areas with a high presence of organized crime, especially when elections result in a change of local government.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://www.ieb.ub.edu/2012022157/ieb/ultimes-publicacions
It is part of: IEB Working Paper 2016/29
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/112828
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