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Italy: reformers without reforms or reforms without reformers?

Bull, MJ 2010, 'Italy: reformers without reforms or reforms without reformers?' , Modern Italy, 15 (4) , pp. 495-497.

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Abstract

Italy has experienced several reforms since the early 1990s, but root-and-branch reform has not been achieved, despite its perceived need. Furthermore, the methods to achieve such reform have been exhausted. The combination of the failure of substance and method has led to a shift in the institutional reform debate which is illustrated best in the dilemmas currently confronting the Democratic Party (PD) with respect to the issue. Institutional reform is unlikely, therefore, to be achieved in this legislature.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is part of a Forum on 'Italy: Reformers without Reforms?', edited by A.C. Bull and G.L. Gardini, pp. 485-499.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Italian politics; institutional reform
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
Journal or Publication Title: Modern Italy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1353-2944
Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 16:09
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18486

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