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The Prodi government of 2006 and 2007

Paolucci, C and Newell, JL 2008, 'The Prodi government of 2006 and 2007' , Modern Italy, 13 (3) , pp. 283-291.

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    Abstract

    Now that the fifteenth legislature has come to an end, it is appropriate to assess the performance of the government whose fall was responsible for this event, as well as the coalition's significance for the trajectory of Italian politics generally. The four articles that follow this one together initiate the task, exploring performance from an institutional and policy-making point of view. This article suggests four criteria for evaluating the performance of any government and offers a brief initial ‘summary report’ in terms of them – paying special attention to implementation of the programme and to communications. Bearing in mind the structural conditions in which it had to work, the government had some notable achievements to its credit, but these same conditions undermined it by opening up an unbridgeable gap between performance and popular perceptions of performance.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Government, communication, programme, policy, perceptions
    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
    Journal or Publication Title: Modern Italy
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1353-2944
    Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
    Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 11:17
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:01
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16863

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