The New Italian Republic: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to Berlusconi / Edition 1

The New Italian Republic: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to Berlusconi / Edition 1

by Stephen Gundle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415121620

ISBN-13: 9780415121620

Pub. Date: 01/22/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415121620
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/22/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Introduction: the new Italian Republic1
1Explaining Italy's crisis19
2Electoral reform and political change in Italy, 1991-199440
3Political Catholicism and the strange death of the Christian Democrats59
4Italian Communism in the First Republic72
5The rise and fall of Craxi's Socialist Party85
6The fate of the secular Centre: the Liberals, Republicans and Social Democrats99
7The Northern League: from regional party to party of government113
8Forza Italia: the new politics and old values of a changing Italy130
9Towards a modern Right: Alleanza Nazionale and the 'Italian Revolution'147
10The great failure? The Democratic Party of the Left in Italy's transition159
11The 'Left Opposition' and the crisis: Rifondazione Comunista and La Rete173
12A legal revolution? The judges and Tangentopoli191
13The mass media and the political crisis206
14The system of corrupt exchange in local government221
15Them resistible rise of the new Neapolitan Camorra234
16The changing Mezzogiorno: between representations and reality247
17The economic elites and the political system263
18Excesses and limits of the public sector in the Italian economy: the ongoing reform273
19Industrial relations and the labour movement294
20Italian political reform in comparative perspective311
Index326

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