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Overview

Despite the promise of the new "Second Republic" launched in the early 1990s, Italy remains Europe’s least well-governed country. Fifteen years ago, politicians on the take and mafiosi on the make were supposedly pushed aside by a new generation of reformers and crusading magistrates. However, in this new book a team of leading experts on Italy uncovers little real progress. Badly needed reforms have foundered on bickering between the parties and their ego-centric leaders. Both left and right-wing coalitions have been guilty of impeding the anti-corruption revolution. Little has been done to improve the quality of public expenditure: infrastructure and education systems remain shambolic, and decades of periodic devaluation and deficit spending have left the economy structurally weakened. Italy’s politicians are not just masters of trasformismo (an ability to reinvent and present themselves anew to voters), but of stratificazione, or "layering", the introduction of new policies and institutions without replacing those that preceded them. The result is a damaging mix of obsolete and contradictory legislation, the product of bargaining over reform by chronically weak governments in a veto-ridden polity. The outcome – immobilismo – is a system in which all parties, and democratic government itself, are steadily losing legitimacy.

This book was published as a special issue of West European Politics.

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Comparative European Politics; Comparative Political Studies; South European Politics and Society; Modern Italy; Italian Politics; Italian Politics and Society; European Political Science; Political Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415472647
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/15/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Bull is Professor of Politics at the University of Salford, UK.

Martin Rhodes is Professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, USA.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Italy: A contested polity Martin Bull and Martin Rhodes 2. A long quest in vain: Institutional reforms in Italy Martin Bull and Gianfranco Pasquino 3. Government under Berlusconi: The functioning of the core institutions in Italy Salvatore Vassallo 4. Electoral change and its impact on the party system in Italy Luciano Bardi 5. The Italian centre-right and centre-left: Between parties and "the party" Ilvo Diamanti 6. Italy's dysfunctional political economy Marcello De Cecco 7. Eppure, non si muove: Legal change, institutional stability and Italian corporate governance Pepper D. Culpepper 8. Industrial relations and the welfare state in Italy: Assessing the potential of negotiated change Oscar Molina and Martin Rhodes 9. Corruption and anti-corruption: The political defeat of "Clean Hands" in Italy Donatella Della Porta and Alberto Vannucci 10. Mafia and organised crime in Italy: The unacknowledged successes of law enforcement Letizia Paoli 11. Conflicts of interest and media pluralism in Italian broadcasting Matthew Hibberd 12. The domestic foundations of Italy's foreign and development policies Maurizio Carbone 13. Italian politics and the European Union: A tale of two research designs Lucia Quaglia and Claudio M. Radaelli

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Lovino nodded, fixing up the rest of the nasty chicken noodle so

    Lovino nodded, fixing up the rest of the nasty chicken noodle soup, and bring it out to Feliciano, "Be careful when you're eating it... It's hot." ((XD Can we change books. I am out of emails Dx ))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Hey, would you wear jewelry if I bought you it? I'm not someone

    Hey, would you wear jewelry if I bought you it? I'm not someone who likes wearing jewelry, but I was thinking for your birthday I could get us those matching necklaces that make a little heart when you put them together... Idk.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Lovino searched through the cabinets, finding one of those cans

    Lovino searched through the cabinets, finding one of those cans of soup and preparing it, "Is there anything else you want, mi amor?" ((Okies i have no idea which one is her soooo...))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Loving nodded, returning the peck before standing up. He grabbed

    Loving nodded, returning the peck before standing up. He grabbed a blanket fro the other couch, draping it over Feliciano and then heading to the kitchen, "What kind of soup do you want?" ((Feliciano and Lovino have it bad. I know this now. My freaking curl gets stuck on everything. Who should I send my picture to btw?))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Lovino gently rubbed Feliciano's back, "It's okay... If you

    Lovino gently rubbed Feliciano's back, "It's okay... If you ever have a dream like this again, talk to me first." ((Okay! I might send you a picture of my cosplay... Maybe. Ti amo)) 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Lovino pouted when Feliciano pulled away, not really caring abou

    Lovino pouted when Feliciano pulled away, not really caring about the sickness when there were kisses involved, "You hungry? I can make you soup or something if you want...?" ((Finneee I will then...))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Lovino frowned , slowly and gently releasing Feliciano's waist a

    Lovino frowned , slowly and gently releasing Feliciano's waist and wiping off some tears, "Feli...? What's wrong, caro?" He murmured, brushing back some of the other's hair in hopes to be of some comfort.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Lovino frowned slightly, leaning back to meet his eyes with Feli

    Lovino frowned slightly, leaning back to meet his eyes with Feliciano's, "I would never be mad at you for being sick... I'm just worried..." He explained, pecking the other's lips gently, "I love you so much. I am never really angry with you, okay? You have nothing to worry about."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Lovino slowly felt the couch for Feliciano, finally frowning and

    Lovino slowly felt the couch for Feliciano, finally frowning and raising his head along with his droopy, bed-headed curl, "Feliciano...? ... What the **** are you doing over there?!" He grumpily sat straighter in his seat, pouting a little.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Lovino's arms wrapped back around Feliciano, pulling him closer

    Lovino's arms wrapped back around Feliciano, pulling him closer to his chest, "Shh... It's okay... Why were you being so distant? Did I do something wrong?" 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Lovino wasn't angry... He was just upset that Feliciano wasn't l

    Lovino wasn't angry... He was just upset that Feliciano wasn't letting him help. He sat down next to the sick AND NOW CRYING Italian, quickly circling his waist with his arms to ensure there was no escape, "Shush... Don't cry... Why don't you have any blankets over here? No wonder you're sick..."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Lovino only got closer, refusing to just let Feliciano deal with

    Lovino only got closer, refusing to just let Feliciano deal with this all alone, "Where the hell are you going to hide? Just let me to take care of you, okay?" He demanded, making sure he was guarding all exits from the spot Feliciano was in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Lovino's eyes narrowed, hearing the cough as well as everything

    Lovino's eyes narrowed, hearing the cough as well as everything else, "Don't tell me what to do. Are you sick?" He questioned, already standing up to go to Feliciano's side since he needed to put his first statement into action, "Don't lie either." 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Lovino laid nice and snug in his blanket even though Feliciano l

    Lovino laid nice and snug in his blanket even though Feliciano left; he kept entirely warm in the chilly house without the now not-so-tiny Italian. After a few hours (with the absence of a Feliciano), his eyes fluttered open and were quickly closed again with a groan. Huh. The couch seemed more... Roomy. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Lovino rolled his eyes, kissing the top of her head and closing

    Lovino rolled his eyes, kissing the top of her head and closing his eyes, "Whatever you say, sweetie~" ((Oh it'll be hidden. You won't find it. Ever. I am very good at hiding things. If you throw out my expensive makeup I am going to make you dig it out of the trashcan as I stand there and tap my foot. Paranormal Activity is something I won't even watch with you. I'll be shaking and crying and screaming... Too much))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    "I know. Now, change that and go to sleep." He replied

    "I know. Now, change that and go to sleep." He replied, getting comfortable next to her since he really, really didn't want to get up and... do things while she was asleep. Things are the worst. To avoid doing things it is best to grab a Italian or a Californian (we like sleepy cuddles too) and take a nap. Naps will prevent all the things from being done, and you will be much happier knowing you didn't do the thingy things.
    ((O.O *is so going to hide her make up now* and natural blushes look weird especially when I have a fever since it makes it look 10x more serious than it is so I can't hide my sickness))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Then you're going to love my face since its always red. Always.

    Then you're going to love my face since its always red. Always. If you don't want to do a different one we can continue with the one we're doing...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Aw... NUUU stop itttt... I love how you say "try" to h

    Aw... NUUU stop itttt... I love how you say "try" to hate me xD You're unhateable. We can RP if you want. Diff story or the same one? (I think we should just have two :P )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    He sang Brothers which I a really sad song... He said that if yo

    He sang Brothers which I a really sad song... He said that if you have a dream and you want to pursue it you should, and you're my dream and I'm pursuing you :P Stop with the adorable Dx My cheeks are already red!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    I have my Lovi one... Vic plays Greece from Hetalia, Tamaki from

    I have my Lovi one... Vic plays Greece from Hetalia, Tamaki from Ouran, Ed from FMA, Zero from Vampire Knight, and some other things...

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