Based on an analytical evaluation of both the weaknesses and strengths of the Italian political system, Italy in the European Union is the first book to offer a detailed and comprehensive description of Italy's contribution to European Union policy-making across a wide range of policies. Combining empirical investigation and theoretical analysis, it functions on two levels: as a nuanced picture of Italy's role in the EU and as a study of the EU as it has been transformed by subsequent waves of enlargement.
Sergio Fabbrini is professor of political science and director of the School of International Studies at the University of Trento, Italy. Simona Piattoni is associate professor of political science at the University of Trento, Italy.
Introduction: Italy in the EU Chapter 1: Italy and Agricultural Policy Chapter 2: Italy and Regional Policy Chapter 3: Italy and Regulatory Policy Chapter 4: Italy and Food Safety Policy Chapter 5: Italy and Equality Policy Chapter 6: Italy and Macroeconomic Policy Chapter 7: Italy and Social Policy Chapter 8: Italy and Defense and Security Policy Chapter 9: Italy and Foreign Aid Policy Chapter 10: Italy and the Strategy of Political Appointment Chapter 11: Italy and Constitutional Policy Conclusion: A Post-National Interest Paradigm?