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Modern Italy : Representation and Reform - Paul Furlong

Modern Italy

Representation and Reform

Paperback Published: 1st February 1994
ISBN: 9780415015653
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 18 years old

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"Modern Italy" provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Italian politics and the development of public policy in Italy. Paul Furlong provides a detailed examination of how Italy's political institutions have developed since 1945 and how they now function. He explains Italian policy processes through the 1980s and considers in detail the way in which Italy's recent history has affected its path through political and economic development.
Paul Furlong places the current upheaval in Italian politics in its historical context, analyzing the practical results of the policy-making process in key policy areas. He illuminates the Italian case by applying a comparative framework throughout. Furlong shifts away from the traditional focus of Italian political studies on the machinations of party politics to examine how Italy's constitutional and administrative structures have contributed to its climate of political instability. "Modern Italy" presents an understanding of the relationship between the political and economic life of Italy.

Introduction - issues and explanations in Italian Policy
the Italian political tradition - the historical and cultural context
the constitutional framework
the machinery of state
Government and Parliment
Parties, interests and policy
A general gramework, and an Italian application
Economic policy - decisions and benefits
Industrial policy - communities and networks
Conculision: challenges to representation
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ISBN: 9780415015653
ISBN-10: 0415015650
Series: Politics & Policy Making
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st February 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.57 x 13.74  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1

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