Italian Politics: The Center-Left in Power

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The year 1996 in Italian politics was a year rich in novelty. After the ?stalled transition? of 1995, the political atmosphere had begun to change. Most obvious was the end of Dini?s unelected government of technocrats, supported by a heterogeneous group in Parliament, and its replacement with Romano Prodi?s government, a coalition of the parties that had won the general election on April 21, 1996. But an even more important change and one more likely to be remembered was a new climate of dialogue amongst the ...
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Overview


The year 1996 in Italian politics was a year rich in novelty. After the “stalled transition” of 1995, the political atmosphere had begun to change. Most obvious was the end of Dini’s unelected government of technocrats, supported by a heterogeneous group in Parliament, and its replacement with Romano Prodi’s government, a coalition of the parties that had won the general election on April 21, 1996. But an even more important change and one more likely to be remembered was a new climate of dialogue amongst the main political forces that emerged from this period of transition between two republics. In 1996, despite the general elections, cooperation again became part of the political game.In this volume, a collection of experts examine the political developments in Italy in 1996. An introduction by the volume editors sets the tone for the year and is followed by comprehensive discussion of such issues as the general elections of April, the new placement of Left, Center-Left, and Lega Nord, the Scalfaro presidency, the Andreotti trials, Italian involvement in the European Union, and the politics of intervention in Bosnia. The volume includes two invaluable reference sections: a full chronology of the political events of the year and an appendix containing a wealth of statistical data on Italian election results, political parties, and the economy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813334431
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 10/10/1997
  • Series: Italian Politics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 292
  • Lexile: 1580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.66 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Roberto D’Alimonte is professor of the Italian political system at the University of Florence. David Nelken is professor of sociology at the University of Macerata and distinguished research professor of law at the University of Wales at Cardiff. Roberto D’Alimonte is professor of the Italian political system at the University of Florence. David Nelken is professor of sociology at the University of Macerata and distinguished research professor of law at the University of Wales at Cardiff.
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Table of Contents

Chronology of Italian Political Events, 1996 1
1 Introduction: A Year of Difficult Dialogue 17
2 The General Elections of 21 April 1996 33
3 Forza Italia: Old Problems Linger On 51
4 The Lega Nord: From Federalism to Secession 65
5 The Italian Left After the 1996 Elections 83
6 Majoritarian and Proportional Electoral Systems: The Sicilian Case 103
7 The Government of the Ulivo 125
8 The Majoritarian System, Act II: Parliament and Parliamentarians in 1996 143
9 The Scalfaro Presidency in 1996: The Difficult Return to Normality 169
10 Politics and Consumption: The Four Revolutions of Spectator Football 183
11 Italian Intervention in Bosnia and the Slow Redefinition of Defense Policy 199
12 Statesman or Godfather? The Andreotti Trials 219
13 The Italian Presidency of the European Union 233
Documentary Appendix 247
About the Editors and Contributors 275
Index 277
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