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A ‘perfect storm’: Institutional reform in Italy after the 2013 national elections

Bull, MJ 2016, 'A ‘perfect storm’: Institutional reform in Italy after the 2013 national elections' , in: Politics all’ italiana – crisis as a permanent condition? A political system between the will of transition and reform resistance , Nomos, Germany.

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This chapter analyses the impact of the 2013 elections on the institutional reform debate in Italian politics in the context of a thirty year failure to secure what are regarded as essential reforms. The first part of the chapter summarises this long-term failure. The second part charts the failure to achieve institutional reform under the Letta government which took office after the 2013 elections, and then summarises the progress made by the Renzi government in its first six months. The final part assesses the reasons for the Letta failure and the prospects for Renzi succeeding today.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Edelmann, J
Uncontrolled Keywords: Institutional reform; Italian politics; Matteo Renzi
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Nomos
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Not applicable
Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 17:12
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2016 15:06

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