Italy: From the 1st to the 2nd Republic

Italy: From the 1st to the 2nd Republic

By: Stephen P. Koff (author), Sondra Z. Koff (author)Hardback

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This textbook has been designed to provide students with an up-to-date and accessible introduction to the complexities of Italian politics during the 1990s. It will equip students with a sound understanding of the basics of Italian politics and government, and will provide clear and simple insights into the intricacies of Italian political behaviour. The comprehensive coverage includes: * an introduction to contemporary history, political geography and economic issues as well as Italian political values and attitudes. * a section on political behaviour which explores political parties, interest groups and the electoral earthquakes of the 1990s. * a section on government institutions and their roles, including discussion of the executive, the legislature, the judiciary and the subnational government. * analysis of Italy's often stormy relationship with the European Union * an exploration of recent events, such as attempts at institutional reform

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1. Italian politics: a framework of contradictions; 2. Italian political culture: a study in diversity; 3. Political behaviour: a changing party system; 4. Elections and electors; 5. Political behaviour: interest articulation and aggregation; 6. Parliament: a legislature in search of its role; 7. The executive power: the government and the President of the Republic; 8. the public administration; 9. The politics ofjustice; 10. The territorial distribution of power: the Italian regional state; 11. Italy and European Union; 12. Italy: difficulties in facing the millennium; 13. Postscript

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/09/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780415196635
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780415196635
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 0415196639

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