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Institutions and the Political System in Italy. A Story of Failure

Bull, MJ 2015, 'Institutions and the Political System in Italy. A Story of Failure' , in: Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy: History, Politics and Society , Routledge, London, pp. 103-114.

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This chapter first outlines the institutional framework and the functioning of the Italian political system until the early 1990s; then, second, documents the rise of institutional reform from the early 1980s and especially its trajectory since the early 1990s, highlighting the long-term failure of the political parties to achieve comprehensive reform; and third, analyses the Italian political system today and how, despite the absence of root-and-branch institutional reform, it differs in its operation from the so-called ‘First Republic’ as a result of the impact of a mixture of institutional and non-institutional changes.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Mammone, A, Parini, EG and Veltri, GA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Italy; Institutions; Political System; Institutional Reform; Politics
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Routledge
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 10:56
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2016 14:34

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