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Parties and Democracy in Italy

Newell, JL 2000, Parties and Democracy in Italy , Parties and Democracy , Dartmouth Publishing.

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Abstract

A guide to the changing place of political parties within the Italian political system, seeking to shed light on how the parties operate and their role in the country's politics. Starting from a recognition of the traditional centrality of parties in Italian political life, the book's main focus is on the consequences and causes of the transformation in the party system which began to unfold from 1989 onwards. Arguing that the latter has its roots in the specific choices made by the traditional parties as they attempted to adapt to change in their electoral environment, the book then proceeds to examine what effects the changing party system is having on such traditional, "party-driven" features of Italian politics such as "sottogoverno" and "lotizzazione" and on the functioning of such institutions as parliament and the executive. The book concludes by attempting to assess whether parties are still central to political and civil society or whether their role has diminished in importance

Item Type: Book
Themes: Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing
ISBN: 9781855218635
Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 12:39
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16797

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