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Contemporary Italian Politics

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 2/8/2017.
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Contemporary Italian Politics provides students with the most comprehensive and incisive introduction available to the intricacies of the Italian political system. Written in an accessible and student-friendly style, this up-to-date textbook features:* an introduction to Italian political history from 1943 to present day* an explanation of the governmental system, the constitutional framework, the core institutions, the electoral system and the key parties* analysis of the role of the contemporary pressure groups and social movements including environmental, labour and anti-globalisation organisations* discussion of important topical issues such as corruption, organised crime, the role of the media and freedom of the press* an exploration of Italian foreign policy towards the EU, the US and the 'war on terrorism'* innovative use of photographs, boxed biographies, figures, annotated further reading and lists of websites to enliven the text.This textbook is the perfect introduction for students taking modules in Italian politics on politics, Italian studies and European studies degrees.

Table of Contents

A Tale of Two Republics
The Italian Party System and the Electorate
The Form and Reform of the State
Italy, Europe and the Wider World
Organized Interests and Social Movements
Political Corruption, Organized Crime and the Administration of Justice
Broadcasting and the Press
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