Italy: From the 1st to the 2nd Republic, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Italy

From the 1st to the 2nd Republic, 1st Edition

By Sondra Z. Koff, Stephen P. Koff

Routledge

260 pages

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Description

This textbook has been designed to provide students with an up-to-date and accessible introduction to the complexities of Italian politics during the 1990s. It will equip students with a sound understanding of the basics of Italian politics and government, and will provide clear and simple insights into the intricacies of Italian political behaviour.

The comprehensive coverage includes:

* an introduction to contemporary history, political geography and economic issues as well as Italian political values and attitudes.

* a section on political behaviour which explores political parties, interest groups and the electoral earthquakes of the 1990s.

* a section on government institutions and their roles, including discussion of the executive, the legislature, the judiciary and the subnational government.

* analysis of Italy's often stormy relationship with the European Union

* an exploration of recent events, such as attempts at institutional reform

Reviews

'This book will give students a sound understanding of the basics of Italian politics and government, providing clear insights into the intricacies of Italian political behaviour.' - www.europeanaccess.co.uk

Table of Contents

1. Italian politics: a framework of contradictions; 2. Italian political culture: a study in diversity; 3. Political behaviour: a changing party system; 4. Elections and electors; 5. Political behaviour: interest articulation and aggregation; 6. Parliament: a legislature in search of its role; 7. The executive power: the government and the President of the Republic; 8. the public administration; 9. The politics ofjustice; 10. The territorial distribution of power: the Italian regional state; 11. Italy and European Union; 12. Italy: difficulties in facing the millennium; 13. Postscript

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General