Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century (Routledge Advances in European Politics)

Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century (Routledge Advances in European Politics)

By: Matthew Evangelista (editor)Paperback

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Italy from Crisis to Crisis seeks to understand Italy's approach to crises by studying the country in regional, international, and comparative context. Without assuming that the country is abnormal or unusually crisis-prone, the authors treat Italy as an example from which other countries might learn. The book integrates the analysis of domestic politics and foreign policy, including Italy's approach to military interventions, energy security, economic relations with the European Union (EU), and to the NATO alliance, and covers a number of issues that normally receive little attention in studies of "high politics," such as information policy, national identity, immigration, youth unemployment, and family relations. Finally, it puts Italy in a comparative perspective - with other European states, naturally - but also with Latin America, and even the United States, all countries that have experienced similar crises to Italy's and similar - often populist - responses. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of, and courses on, Italian politics and history, European politics and, more broadly, comparative politics and democracy.

About Author

Matthew Evangelista is President White Professor of History and Political Science and former Chair of the Department of Government at Cornell University, New York, USA.


Part I: Introduction 1. Italy in Crisis: Eppur si muove [Matthew Evangelista] Part II: The Political-economic Nexus 2. The Canary in the Coal Mine: Movements, Parties, and Populists in the Italian Crises [Sidney Tarrow] 3. Disembedding the Italian Economy? Four Trajectories of Structural Reform [Jonathan Hopkin and Julia Lynch] 4. The Trickle Down of Corruption: Italy, Mafia, and the Crisis of Legality [Fabio Armao] Part III: Foreign, Energy, and Security Policy 5. Italian Foreign Policy after the Cold War: Enduring Crisis and the Limits of a Post-ideological Foreign Policy [Elisabetta Brighi] 6. Running in Chains: The Transformation of Italian Defense Policy [Fabrizio Coticchia] 7. Between Shocks and Crises: Changes in Italian Energy Policies from the Cold War to Today [Elisabetta Bini] Part IV: Societal Change and Adaptation 8. Where Have All the Young People Gone? Generations, Family, and Work in Italy [Adele Lebano] 9. An Italian "Integration Crisis": The Role of the State and Political Actors in Excluding Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities [Teresa M. Cappiali] 10. Va pensiero: The Evolution of Italy's Information Society [Giampiero Giacomello] 11. Crisis and Improvisation?: A Historical Meditation on Italian Post-war Political Development [Mabel Berezin] 12. The Italian Crisis in Comparative Perspective [Kenneth Roberts]

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  • ISBN13: 9781138106857
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781138106857
  • weight: 420
  • ISBN10: 1138106852

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