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The politics of Italy: governance in a normal country

Newell, JL 2010, The politics of Italy: governance in a normal country , Cambridge Textbooks in Comparative Politics , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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    Abstract

    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.

    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 Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    ISBN: 978-0521600460
    Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
    Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 11:12
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2014 11:04
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16829

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