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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415121620
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/22/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

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List of abbreviations
Introduction: the new Italian Republic 1
1 Explaining Italy's crisis 19
2 Electoral reform and political change in Italy, 1991-1994 40
3 Political Catholicism and the strange death of the Christian Democrats 59
4 Italian Communism in the First Republic 72
5 The rise and fall of Craxi's Socialist Party 85
6 The fate of the secular Centre: the Liberals, Republicans and Social Democrats 99
7 The Northern League: from regional party to party of government 113
8 Forza Italia: the new politics and old values of a changing Italy 130
9 Towards a modern Right: Alleanza Nazionale and the 'Italian Revolution' 147
10 The great failure? The Democratic Party of the Left in Italy's transition 159
11 The 'Left Opposition' and the crisis: Rifondazione Comunista and La Rete 173
12 A legal revolution? The judges and Tangentopoli 191
13 The mass media and the political crisis 206
14 The system of corrupt exchange in local government 221
15 Them resistible rise of the new Neapolitan Camorra 234
16 The changing Mezzogiorno: between representations and reality 247
17 The economic elites and the political system 263
18 Excesses and limits of the public sector in the Italian economy: the ongoing reform 273
19 Industrial relations and the labour movement 294
20 Italian political reform in comparative perspective 311
Index 326
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