2nd Edition

Contemporary Italy
Politics, Economy and Society Since 1945

ISBN 9780582214286
Published July 23, 1997 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

This popular text provides a detailed study of the social and economic structures that underpin the Italian political system. Thoroughly updated, the second edition covers the 1994 election results and the rise of Berlusconi's Forza Italia, the impact of European integration and the anti-corruption campaign of the early 90s.

Table of Contents

 List of tables  Preface to the Second Edition  List of abbreviations  Introduction  Part One: The Economy  1. Economic reconstruction, 1945- 1950;  2. The Politics of development, 1950-1963;  3. From 'Miracle' to crisis, 1963-1969;  4. From the 'Hot Autumn' to interdependence, 1969-1985;  5. From boom to crisis, 1985-1996  Part Two: Society  6. Classes and migrant workers;  7. The debate on social classes;  8. Labour migration;  9. Women, families, feminism, youth;  10. Women and Families;  11. Feminism;  12. Youth;  13. Instruments of political mobilisation;  14. Trade unions;  15. Private enterprise;  16. The Church;  17. The mass media Part Three: Politics  18. Elections;  19. Governments;  20. Parliament;  21. The Constitution;  22. The role of the working class;  23. Private property;  24. Democracy;  25. The Church;  26. The constitutional compromise;  27. Conclusion;  28. Local Government;  29. The political parties;  30. The old party system;  31. The Christian Democratic Party and its successors;  32. The Italian Communist Party and its successors;  33. The Italian Socialist Party;  34. The Lega Nord;  35. Berlusconi's Forza Italia;  36. The post-fascist right;  37. A tentative conclusion  Bibliography of works cited  Index

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