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Trust, clientelism and state intervention in disaster relief policy: The case of Southern Italy

Teresa Caruso
From the journal Human Affairs


The aim of this article is to describe the consequences of state intervention at the local level after a destructive earthquake hit the south of Italy in 1980. The kind of intervention adopted, the amount of financial investment and the way in which it was distributed affected the social and economic equilibrium of the local community in terms of perceptions of trust, patronage and effects on development.

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