Renzi removed : the 2016 Italian constitutional referendum and its outcome

Bull, MJ ORCID: 2017, 'Renzi removed : the 2016 Italian constitutional referendum and its outcome' , in: Italian Politics: The Great Reform that Never Was , Italian Politics: A Review, 32 , Berghahn, Oxford, pp. 131-153.

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The 2016 Constitutional referendum in Italy was only the third constitutional referendum held in the Italian Republic, and was on a constitutional reform proposal which would have re-written about a third of the Italian Constitution. Its chief protagonist was Prime Minister and leader of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi, who staked his political career on the outcome - spectacularly failing, and resigning in its immediate aftermath. This chapter analyses the origins of the referendum, the broader politics behind it, the campaign, the results and the impact not just in terms of Renzi being "removed" but also in terms of Italian politics and the implications for institutional reform in the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Chiaramonte, A and Wilson, A
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Berghahn
Series Name: Italian Politics: A Review
ISBN: 9781785339004
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Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 10:50
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 23:08

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