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Italian Politics

The Year Of The Tycoon, 1st Edition

By Richard S Katz, Piero Ignazi


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Following the major upheavals of 1993, the Italian political system suffered intense aftershocks tied to the renewal of the political class in 1994. There were shattering changes in the party system?in particular the birth of Berlusconi's Forza Italia?and the first majoritarian parliament was established. In this latest edition of Italian Politics

Table of Contents

1 Introduction, 2 Forza Italia: The Overwhelming Success and the Consequent Problems of a Virtual Party, 3 From the Ghetto to Palazzo Chigi: The Ascent of the National Alliance, 4 The Failure of the Progressive Alliance, 5 The 1994 Elections, 6The New Members of Parliament, 7 The First Majoritarian Parliament, 8 Mani Pulite, Year III, 9 The New Foreign Policy, 10 The Uncertain Path of Privatization, 11 Politics and Karaoke, 12 RAI and Fininvest in the Year of Berlusconi

About the Authors

Richard S. Katz is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Piero Ignazi is senior lecturer of comparative politics in the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bologna.

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