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The Crisis of Liberal Italy - Douglas J. Forsyth

The Crisis of Liberal Italy

Hardcover Published: 27th August 1993
ISBN: 9780521416825
Number Of Pages: 384

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In this major interpretation of the crisis of democracy in Italy after World War I, Douglas Forsyth uses unpublished documents in Italy's central state archives, as well as private papers, diplomatic and bank archives in Italy, France, Britain and the United States, to analyse monetary and financial policy in Italy from the outbreak of war until the march on Rome. The study focuses on real and perceived conflicts and often painful choices between great power politics, economic growth, macroeconomic stabilisation and the preservation or strengthening of democratic consensus. The key issue explored is why governments in Italy after World War I, although headed by left-liberal reformers, were unable to press ahead with the democratic reformism which had characterised the so-called 'Giolittian era', 1901-1914. Their failure paved the way for parliamentary deadlock and Mussolini's seizure of power.

'Forsyth's study is impressively researched, well organized and clearly written.' Christopher Duggan, Times Literary Supplement

Giolittian Italy, 1901û1914
The political economy of Giolittian Italy: the dilemmas of welfare, warfare and development
World War I, August 1914ûNovember 1918
The collapse of the Italian fiscal system
The limits of state borrowing capacity
Monetary policy and the banking system
International accounts: ItalyÆs loss of financial independence
The Post-War Crisis, November 1918ûOctober 1922
A difficult readjustment: the political economy of the Orlando and Nitti governments, November 1918ûJune 1920
From Giolitti to Mussolini: monetary and financial stabilisation, and political collapse
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521416825
ISBN-10: 0521416825
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 27th August 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68