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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy

History, Politics, Society

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

Routledge – 2013 – 400 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 of the leading scholars of Italian politics & society, the Handbook features over 30 chapters which are organized to provide unparalleled analysis of this complex and fascinating subject. The main subjects covered in each of the main sections include:

• The Institutional System

• Party Families and (New Politics)

• Italy in the Wider World

• Politics and Economy, and their Impact on Italian Society

• Religion and Italian Society

• New and Old Issues: Changes and Continuities in Italian Life

• Italian Passions

This is an essential reference work for all those with an interest in Italian 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

Giuseppe A. Veltri is teaching Methods of Social Inquiry at University of East Anglia . Giuseppe A. Veltri is a Lecturer in Media and Culture at University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Giap Parini is Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Calbria, Italy

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Description: Edited by Andrea Mammone, Giuseppe A. Veltri, Giap Parini. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy provides a comprehensive account of Italy and Italian politics in the 21st Century. Featuring contributions from many of the leading scholars of Italian politics & society, the Handbook features over 30...
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