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Between crisis and transition: Italian politics in the 1990s

Bull, MJ and Rhodes, M 1997, 'Between crisis and transition: Italian politics in the 1990s' , West European Politics, 20 (1) , pp. 1-13.

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    Abstract

    The Italian political system is both dynamic and sclerotic, adaptable and blocked, and with a surprising degree of institutional inertia. While some aspects of the system are adjusting to the new challenges of the decade, other areas are adapting much more slowly, despite the headline-grabbing political upheavals of recent years. Indeed, paradoxically, it is those areas which appear to have witnessed the most dramatic changes (and specifically the political parties) which are proving to be most dilatory in driving Italy's transition forward. This combination of vigour and stagnation lies at the heart of the Italian paradox; and while the transition remains incomplete, so the 'crisis' will continue.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Italian politics, crisis, transition
    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: West European Politics
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0140-2382
    Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
    Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2011 15:41
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:16
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18789

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