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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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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
Series Name: Cambridge Textbooks in Comparative Politics
ISBN: 978-0521600460
Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 10:12
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2014 10:04
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/16829

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