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The essence of norms in Sicily – home of the Mafia

Social norms are the glue that holds society and people together. But how can we change poor, destructive norms? Giulia Andrighetto is using theory and experiments in her search for new knowledge. Among other places, her research has taken her to Sicily, home of the Mafia, where she is studying the part played by social norms in the protection racket.

Read an interview with Giulia Andrighetto, who sometimes visit us at the institute, to work with Pontus Strimling and Irina Vartanova in the project "How do human norms form and change?".

Norms work as a glue, but can also be a driver of change. Therefor both norms and values are important subjects here at the institute. Read more