The constitutional referendum of June 2006 : end of the 'Great Reform' but not of reform itself

Bull, MJ ORCID: 2007, 'The constitutional referendum of June 2006 : end of the 'Great Reform' but not of reform itself' , in: Italian Politics: The Center-Left's Poisoned Victory , Italian Politics: A Review, 22 (22) , Berghahn, Oxford, pp. 99-118.

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This chapter analyses the origins of the constitutional referendum of June 2006, its significance, the campaign, the result and the implications of the result for Italian politics, arguing that while the referendum ended the idea of a 'grande riforma', or 'great reform' (that is, a comprehensive as opposed to piecemeal reform), both the nature of the campaign and the results left the issue of constitutional reform very much alive. In this respect, the referendum may come to be viewed as a turning point analogous to other noteworthy referenda in the history of the Italian Republic.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Briquet, Jean-Louis and Mastropaolo, Alfio
Uncontrolled Keywords: Referenda;institutional reform; constitutional reform; Italy
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
Publisher: Berghahn
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: Italian Politics: A Review
ISBN: 9781845455583
Funders: Istituto Cattaneo
Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 16:58
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 14:12

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