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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy

History, politics, society

Edited by Andrea Mammone, Ercole Giap Parini, Giuseppe A. Veltri

Routledge – 2015 – 384 pages

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Description

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy provides a comprehensive account of Italy and Italian politics in the 21st Century. Featuring contributions from many leading scholars in the field, this Handbook is comprised of 28 chapters which are organized to deliver unparalleled analysis of Italian society, politics and culture. A wide range of topics are covered, including:

  • Politics and economy, and their impact on Italian society
  • Parties and new politics
  • Regionalism and migrations
  • Public memories
  • Continuities and transformations in contemporary Italian society.

This is an essential reference work for scholars and students of Italian and Western European society, politics, and history.

Contents

Introduction: Italy between past and future

Section I - Institutional System

1. Parliaments and Governments: From the First to the Second Republic

2. Territorial Politics and the Prospects of Federalism

3. Electoral Systems

4. The Judiciary Between (Needed) Reforms and Political Pressures

Section II - Party Families and (New) Politics

5. An all-catching Right: Berlusconi’s People of Freedom

6. Left and Center-Left: Evolution, Crisis, Future Perspectives

7. Blackshirts again: Neo-Fascisism in Italian Politics (and social movements)

8. From the Democrazia Cristiana to the Archipelago of Catholic parties

9. The Northern League

10. Magistrates Joining Politics: The Italy of Values

11. Social Movements Italian-Style: When Non-Party Organizations Matter

Section III - Italy in the Wider World

12. Italian Foreign Policy

13. Italy and the EU: Politics, Society and Economy

14. Italy in the Mediterranean

15. Italian Communities Abroad: The Case of Northern America

Section IV - Politics and Economy, and their Impact on Italian Society

16. Economic Policies since the Second Republic: Any Success?

17. Industrialization and Crisis

18. Labor Politics

19. Welfare in Italy

20. Youth’s Condition: “It is so difficult to get older”

21. Emigration and Brain-drain

Section V - Religion and Italian Society

22. Religion and the State

23. Religion and Italians

24. Vatican and Italian politics

25. Islam in Italy

Section VI - New and Old Issues: Changes and Continuities in Italian Life

26. Family: Old or New?

27. Immigration: New Faces of Italy

28. Racism

29. Science and Society

30. Media, Politics and Society

31. Mafia

32. Social Values: Differences Across Italian Regions

Section VII - Italian Passions

33. Food

34. Football

35. Cinema

36. Literature and Culture

Author Bio

Andrea Mammone is a Lecturer in Modern European History at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Ercole Giap Parini is Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Calabria, Italy

Giuseppe A. Veltri is a Lecturer in Research Methods at University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

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