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Italian Politics : The Center-left In Power - Roberto D'Alimonte

Italian Politics

The Center-left In Power

Paperback Published: 10th October 1997
ISBN: 9780813334431
Number Of Pages: 291

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The year 1996 in Italian politics was a year rich in novelty. After the "stalled transition" of 1995, the political atmosphere had begun to change. Most obvious was the end of Dini's unelected government of technocrats, supported by a heterogeneous group in Parliament, and its replacement with Romano Prodi's government, a coalition of the parties that had won the general election on April 21, 1996. But an even more important change and one more likely to be remembered was a new climate of dialogue amongst the main political forces that emerged from this period of transition between two republics. In 1996, despite the general elections, cooperation again became part of the political game.In this volume, a collection of experts examine the political developments in Italy in 1996. An introduction by the volume editors sets the tone for the year and is followed by comprehensive discussion of such issues as the general elections of April, the new placement of Left, Center-Left, and "Lega Nord, " the Scalfaro presidency, the Andreotti trials, Italian involvement in the European Union, and the politics of intervention in Bosnia. The volume includes two invaluable reference sections: a full chronology of the political events of the year and an appendix containing a wealth of statistical data on Italian election results, political parties, and the economy.

Chronology of Italian Political Events, 1996p. 1
Introduction: A Year of Difficult Dialoguep. 17
The General Elections of 21 April 1996p. 33
Forza Italia: Old Problems Linger Onp. 51
The Lega Nord: From Federalism to Secessionp. 65
The Italian Left After the 1996 Electionsp. 83
Majoritarian and Proportional Electoral Systems: The Sicilian Casep. 103
The Government of the Ulivop. 125
The Majoritarian System, Act II: Parliament and Parliamentarians in 1996p. 143
The Scalfaro Presidency in 1996: The Difficult Return to Normalityp. 169
Politics and Consumption: The Four Revolutions of Spectator Footballp. 183
Italian Intervention in Bosnia and the (Slow) Redefinition of Defense Policyp. 199
Statesman or Godfather? The Andreotti Trialsp. 219
The Italian Presidency of the European Unionp. 233
Documentary Appendixp. 247
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 275
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780813334431
ISBN-10: 0813334438
Series: Italian Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 10th October 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1