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

Bull, MJ ORCID: and Pasquino, G 2018, 'Introduction : Italian politics in an era of recession : the end of bipolarism?' , in: Italy Transformed: Politics, Society and Institutions at the End of the Great Recession , South European Society and Politics , Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Abingdon, UK, pp. 1-12.

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Italian politics have undergone momentous changes 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 face 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: Book Section
Editors: Bull, MJ and Pasquino, G
Additional Information: Originally an article in South European Society and Politics, Vol. 23, Issue 1 (March 2018), pp. 1-12.
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Series Name: South European Society and Politics
ISBN: 9781138393721
Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2018 11:06
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:54

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