List of Tables.
List of Figures.
Chapter 1: Understanding Political Change in Post War Italy.
Chapter 2: The Post-War Economy and Macro-Economic Policy Making.
Chapter 3: Political Parties and the Party System.
Chapter 4: Political Culture, Elections and Voting Behaviour.
Chapter 5: The Representation of Interests.
Chapter 6: Informal Institutions.
Chapter 7: The Government, Parliament and the President.
Chapter 8: The Bureaucracy and Judiciary.
Chapter 9: Central-Local Relations and Sub-National Government.
Chapter 10: Governing the Economy I: Big Industry and the Public-Private Divide.
Chapter 11: Governing the Economy II: the South and the 'Third Italy'.
Chapter 12: Italy and the European Union.
Riccardo Pelizzo, Modern Italy
- A new textbook by two highly regarded scholars of Italian Politics.
- Is likely to become required and/or recommended reading on contemporary Italian Politics courses as well as European Politics and Comprative Politics courses across the world.
- Is particularly strong on the complex and turbulent post 1990 period of politics (Berlusconi etc).
- Each thematic chapter juxtaposes Italy as it was before the 1990s with Italy today, thereby evaluating the degree to which the early 1990s can be considered a watershed.
- Adopts a broad interpretation of the political system, incorporating analyses of the economy, European integration, and ‘informal’ actors and practices such as the Mafia and corruption.