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Following the major upheavals of 1993, the Italian political system suffered intense aftershocks tied to the renewal of the political class in 1994. There were shattering changes in the party system--in particular the birth of Berlusconi's Forza Italia--and the first majoritarian parliament was established. In this latest edition of Italian Politics all the crucial issues that defined Italian political and social life during 1994 are discussed and interpreted by renowned scholars from Italy, the United States, and Britain, who provide an indispensable guide for understanding Italy's transformation.
Richard S. Katz is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Piero Ignazi is senior lecturer of comparative politics in the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bologna. Richard S. Katz is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Piero Ignazi is senior lecturer of comparative politics in the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bologna.
* Introduction Richard S. Katz and Piero Ignazi. * Forza Italia: The Overwhelming Success and the Consequent Problems of a Virtual Party Patrick McCarthy. * From the Ghetto to Palazzo Chigi: The Ascent of the National Alliance Antonio Carioti. * The Failure of the Progressive Alliance Martin J. Bull. * The 1994 Elections Jack Brand and Thomas Mackie. * The New Members of Parliament Luca Verzichelli. * The First Majoritarian Parliament Andrea Manzella. * Mani Pulite, Year III Valerio Onida. * The New Foreign Policy Pernilla M. Neal. * The Uncertain Path of Privatization Filippo Cavazzuti. * Politics and Karaoke Edmondo Berselli. * RAI and Fininvest in the Year of Berlusconi Stephen Gundle. * Documentary Appendix compiled by Marzia Zannini.
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