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American political scientist, best known as the author of The Moral Basis of a Backward Society (1958), and The Unheavenly City (1970).

- Edward C. Banfield

Under the pseudonym "Montegrano", it was the case study for Edward C. Banfield's The Moral Basis of a Backward Society.

- Chiaromonte
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The Moral Basis of a Backward Society

The Moral Basis of a Backward Society is a book by Edward C. Banfield, a political scientist who visited Montegrano, Italy (Montegrano is the fictitious name used by Banfield to protect the original town of Chiaromonte, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata) in 1955.