Presentation Title

The Power of the Calabrian Mafia

Presenter Information

jane jensenFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

power, mafia, Calabria

Biography

My name is Jane Jensen. I am a senior political science student with hopes of pursuing law school upon graduation. My hobbies range from running track to reading a stimulating book. I am an outgoing and aspiring person who seeks to make the best of every situation. Also, I have a cat that I love and one of my favorite movies is The Great Gatsby.

Major

Political Science

Advisor for this project

Jamie Warner

Start Date

20-4-2018 9:15 AM

End Date

20-4-2018 10:30 AM

Abstract

Of the three significant criminal organizations that came out of Southern Italy in the 1800’s, the most prominent and powerful today which is based out of the region of Calabria is often referred to as the Calabrian Mafia or the Ndrangheta. This criminal organization is able to use power and secrecy more effectively than the other two criminal organizations that came out of Italy during this time. This paper is meant to show the reasons the Calabrian Mafia was able to implement power so effectively, using Michele Foucault’s book Discipline and Punish. In this book he shows how discipline and punishment has changed throughout the ages from a spectacle form of punishment to a technical explicit type of discipline. Both these forms are pertinent for the Calabrian Mafia to be so successful and maintain power.

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The Power of the Calabrian Mafia

Of the three significant criminal organizations that came out of Southern Italy in the 1800’s, the most prominent and powerful today which is based out of the region of Calabria is often referred to as the Calabrian Mafia or the Ndrangheta. This criminal organization is able to use power and secrecy more effectively than the other two criminal organizations that came out of Italy during this time. This paper is meant to show the reasons the Calabrian Mafia was able to implement power so effectively, using Michele Foucault’s book Discipline and Punish. In this book he shows how discipline and punishment has changed throughout the ages from a spectacle form of punishment to a technical explicit type of discipline. Both these forms are pertinent for the Calabrian Mafia to be so successful and maintain power.