Governing Italy: The Politics of Bargained Pluralism / Edition 1

Governing Italy: The Politics of Bargained Pluralism / Edition 1

by David Hine
     
 

Is it possible to make sense of a political system where 123 people, each from different parties, can run for a single seat in parliament? This volume studies this contemporary Italian political system. Through an analysis of the system, the author explains party organization, formal government institutions—legislature, executive, judiciary, administrative,

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Is it possible to make sense of a political system where 123 people, each from different parties, can run for a single seat in parliament? This volume studies this contemporary Italian political system. Through an analysis of the system, the author explains party organization, formal government institutions—legislature, executive, judiciary, administrative, and sub-national—as well as the impact of the European Community on the national political system. He includes with a discussion of recent reforms at both national and local levels, and assesses the debate on wider constitutional reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198761716
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Debate on the Italian Political System
The Weight of the Past
The Economic and Social Foundations of Contemporary Politics
The Party System
Party Organization
The Constitutional Order: An Introduction
Parliament and the Representative Process
The Political Executive
The Administrative System
Regional and Local Government

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