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Legal Agriculture: Farmland Confiscated from Organized Crime

  • Elisa Ascione
  • Manuela Scornaienghi
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    This paper examines the role of social agriculture in disseminating the culture of legality in agricultural areas fallen prey to organized crime. It also investigates the relations between corruption and crime, underlining their negative effects on the economic growth of areas, as well as their social implications, highlighting the positive role of the social farm. In this respect the confiscation of land belonging to criminal organizations and its social use is of key importance for the institutions in asserting the rule of law. Furthermore, the article analyzes the assignment and geographic range of lands, pointing out institutional problems and the role of local administrations.

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    Volume (Year): (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (August)
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    Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0120
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