Italian politics in an era of recession : the end of bipolarism?

Bull, MJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2612-3183 and Pasquino, G 2018, 'Italian politics in an era of recession : the end of bipolarism?' , South European Society and Politics, 23 (1) , pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

Italian politics have undergone momentous change in the 2007–2017 decade under the impact of the eurozone crisis, whose peak in 2011–2013 could be equated to the earlier watershed years of 1992–1994. The lasting impact of the upheaval in Italian politics in the early 1990s could still be felt in the decade of economic recession, but there were also new challenges prompted by a crisis that had its roots in international financial contagion and which unravelled under the shadow of both recession and austerity. The changes were of an economic, social, cultural, institutional, policy-oriented and political nature. If one central quintessentially political theme stands out by the end of this decade it is the apparent exhaustion of the quest for bipolarisation that was initiated in the early 1990s.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: South European Society and Politics
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1360-8746
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Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 11:38
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 08:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46758

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