Northern Italy: The Long March of the ‘Ndrangheta. Old History and New Stories © private

Gast­vor­trag von Prof. Dr. Fer­n­an­do dal­la Chie­sa (Pro­fes­sor of So­cio­lo­gy of Or­ga­ni­zed Cri­me at the State Uni­ver­si­ty of Mi­lan/Ita­ly) am 10.07.2019, Max-Planck-In­sti­tut für aus­län­di­sches und in­ter­na­tio­na­les Straf­recht, Frei­burg.

It is pos­si­ble to de­s­cri­be the his­to­ry of the pre­sence of the Ca­la­bri­an ‘Ndrang­he­ta in Nor­thern Ita­ly as a long, win­ding march, slo­wi­ng down and spee­ding up, co­ming to a halt and star­ting up again. To be mo­re pre­ci­se, it is the his­to­ry of a par­ti­cu­lar kind of ma­fia co­lo­ni­sa­ti­on. In­de­ed, at the be­gin­ning of the new mill­en­ni­um, the si­tua­ti­on in Nor­thern Ita­ly, espe­ci­al­ly in Pied­mont, Lom­bardy and Emi­lia, can be apt­ly sum­med up by this image: whi­le Si­ci­li­an Co­sa No­stra has be­co­me wea­ker than be­fo­re, the we­al­thiest and most cos­mo­po­li­tan re­gi­ons in Ita­ly are ex­pe­ri­en­cing an un­even pro­cess of ‘Ndrang­he­ta co­lo­ni­sa­ti­on. Why? To what ex­tent is it hap­pe­ning? And what does it mean for the fu­ture of Ita­ly and Eu­ro­pe?

Short bio­gra­phi­cal no­te:
Nan­do dal­la Chie­sa is full pro­fes­sor of So­cio­lo­gy of Or­ga­ni­zed Cri­me at the State Uni­ver­si­ty of Mi­lan, whe­re he is coor­di­na­tor of the PhD pro­gram in Stu­dies on Or­ga­ni­zed Cri­me and di­rec­tor of the “Ri­vis­ta di Stu­di e Ri­cer­che sul­la Cri­mi­na­lità Or­ga­niz­za­ta”. He is current­ly di­rec­tor of the the UN­ODC chair “Fal­co­ne-Bor­sel­li­no” in Me­xi­co Ci­ty. Nan­do dal­la Chie­sa was mem­ber of the Ita­li­an Par­lia­ment and has held se­ver­al in­sti­tu­tio­nal an­ti-ma­fia po­si­ti­ons. He is ho­no­ra­ry pre­si­dent of the an­ti-ma­fia as­so­cia­ti­on “Li­be­ra”. He is al­so au­t­hor of about for­ty scien­ti­fic and ci­vil com­mit­ment books.