Mafia, Elections and Violence against Politicians

  • Gianmarco Daniele, Gemma Dipoppa
  • Published 2016
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… (More)