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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 26 new and published books in the subject of Italian Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Challenge of Coalition Government

    The Italian Case

    Edited by Nicolò Conti, Francesco Marangoni

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    Since the advent of the Second Republic in Italy in the mid-1990s, a new generation of politicians has announced a shift in the system toward greater governmental leadership, policy innovation, government accountability and responsiveness to the citizens. Yet in recent years government has...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Protest Elections and Challenger Parties

    Italy and Greece in the Economic Crisis

    Edited by Susannah Verney, Anna Bosco

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Both in Greece in 2012 and Italy in 2013, it took two elections to form a government. A repeat parliamentary contest was required in Greece and the unprecedented re-election of the outgoing President of the Republic in Italy before a cabinet could be formed. Against a background of economic crisis...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Labour Market Deregulation in Japan and Italy

    Worker Protection under Neoliberal Globalisation

    By Hiroaki Richard Watanabe

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Japan and Italy encountered severe economic problems in the early 1990s, and the governments had to deal with those issues effectively under the increasing neoliberal pressures of globalisation. In this context, labour market deregulation was considered an effective tool to cope with those economic...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Italy's Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century

    A Contested Nature?

    Edited by Ludovica Marchi, Richard Whitman, Geoffrey Edwards

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    Italy’s foreign policy has often been dismissed as too idiosyncratic, inconsistent and lacking ambition. This book offers new insights into the position Italy has attained in the international community in the 21st century. It explores how the country has sought to take advantage of its passage...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Southern Europe and the Financial Earthquake

    Coping with the First Phase of the International Crisis

    Edited by Susannah Verney, Anna Bosco, Marina Costa Lobo

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Following the outbreak of the international financial crisis, Southern Europe became an epicentre of economic instability and international concern. The prospect of a sovereign debt default in the eurozone’s ‘flaky fringe’ sent shock waves through the European and global economies. Examining the...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Europeanization and Domestic Policy Change

    The Case of Italy

    By Paolo R. Graziano

    Series: Europe and the Nation State

    This book examines the impact of Europeanization on the domestic politics of EU member states, focussing on agricultural policy, cohesion policy and employment policy with a detailed comparative case study on Italy. Though a founding member, Italy has often had an uneasy relationship with the EU...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Mediterranean Welfare Regime and the Economic Crisis

    Edited by Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes, Pau Mari-Klose

    This book examines the recent evolution of the Mediterranean Welfare regime, and how the economic crisis may be contributing to redefine its basic traits. Moving from the macro comparative analysis of long-term socio-demographic trends to the study of specific welfare programs, the chapters...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Politics of Segmentation

    Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe

    By Georg Picot

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

    When political parties make policy decisions they are influenced by the competition they face from other parties. This book examines how party competition and party systems affect reforms of social protection. Featuring a historical comparison of Italy and Germany post-1945, the book shows how a...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy

    By John Champagne

    Series: Popular Culture and World Politics

    Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy is an interdisciplinary historical re-reading of a series of representative texts that complicate our current understanding of the portrayal of masculinity in the Italian fascist era. Examining paintings, films, music and literature in light of...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Religion, Secularism and Politics

    A Mediterranean View

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes, Guy Ben-Porat

    Political debates in many Mediterranean countries today are increasingly framed in dichotomous terms, highlighting divisions between religious and secular worldviews. The role of religion in public life or, put another way, the ‘public return of religion’, is a pertinent and controversial political...

    Published April 29th 2014 by Routledge