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The politics of Italy : governance in a normal country / James L. Newell.

Author / Creator Newell, James.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Description xxix, 385 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Language English
Series Cambridge textbooks in comparative politics
Cambridge textbooks in comparative politics.
Subject Political culture -- Italy.
Politisches System
Politik
Politieke stelsels
Politieke situatie
-- Italy.
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1994-
Italien
Italië
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7998307
ISBN 9780521840705 (hbk.)
0521840708 (hbk.)
9780521600460 (pbk.)
0521600464 (pbk.)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 358-372) and index.
Summary This innovative text provides a fresh approach to Italian politics, providing critical analysis in a comparative framework. This innovative text offers a completely fresh approach to Italian politics by placing it in its historical, institutional, social and international contexts. Students will get to grips with the theories and concepts of comparative politics and how they apply specifically to Italy, while gaining real insight into more controversial topics such as the Mafia, corruption and the striking success of Berlusconi. The textbook uses clear and simple language to critically analyze Italy's institutions, its political culture, parties and interest groups, public policy, and its place in the international system. Often regarded as an anomaly, Italy is frequently described in terms of 'crisis', 'instability' and 'alienation'. Sceptical of these conventional accounts, Newell argues that, if understood in its own terms, the Italian political system is just as effective as other established democracies. With features including text boxes and further reading suggestions, this is an unbeatable introduction to the politics of Italy.

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