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The course examines the history of the Mafia from its origins to the present day. How the Mafia works and has succeeded, as well as approaches to combating the Mafia are also examined, including the reaction of civil society organizations. Attention is paid to examples of Mafia enterprises, it's past and present role in politics, and it's evolution from a regional organization to one with an international reach. The class also examines the ethics of the Mafia actions throughout time. A research project, with both a paper and an oral presentation, is required.