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Crisis and Transition in Italian Politics - Martin Rhodes

Crisis and Transition in Italian Politics

By: Martin Rhodes (Editor), Martin Bull (Editor)

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Published: 1st June 1997
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The period since 1989 has witnessed dramatic changes in Italian politics. These have placed Italy under an intense international spotlight for the first time since the crisis of the 1970s when the country was popularly portrayed as the 'sick man of Europe'. This book analyses the last decade and a half of Italian political development through the prism of the changes of the early 1990s and identifies the deep trends of political change in Italy's transition beneath the ephemera of day-to-day political life - the focus of much current analysis. A political system emerges that is both dynamic and sclerotic, adaptable and blocked, and with a surprising degree of flexibility alongside institutional inertia.

Between Crisis and Transition: Italian Politics in the 1990sp. 1
Hollowing Out and Hardening the State: European Integration and the Italian Economyp. 14
No Longer a 'Party State'? Institutions, Power and the Problems of Italian Reformp. 34
Financing Party Politics in Italy: A Case of Systemic Corruptionp. 54
Party Organisations and Alliances in Italy in the 1990s: A Revolution of Sortsp. 81
'Electoral Transition' and Party System Change in Italyp. 110
Politics and the Mass Media in Italyp. 135
The Judiciary in the Italian Political Crisisp. 157
Sub-National Governments in the Long Italian Transitionp. 176
The Reform of Finance and Administration in Italy: Contrasting Achievementsp. 194
Employers, Unions and the State: The Resurgence of Concertation in Italy?p. 210
The Uncertain Future of the Italian Welfare Statep. 231
About the Contributorsp. 250
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780714643663
ISBN-10: 0714643661
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st June 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1