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Contemporary Italian Politics: Contemporary Italian Politics Textbook

Contemporary Italian Politics: Contemporary Italian Politics Textbook (Hardback)

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This book provides students with the most comprehensive and incisive introduction available to the intricacies of the Italian political system. Written in an accessible and student-friendly style, this up-to-date textbook features: * an introduction to Italian political history from 1943 to the present day * an explanation of the governmental system, the constitutional framework, the core institutions, the electoral system and the key parties * analysis of the role of the contemporary pressure groups and social movements including environmental, labour and anti-globalization organizations * discussion of important topical issues such as corruption, organized crime, the role of the media and freedom of the press * an exploration of Italian foreign policy towards the EU, the US and the 'War on Terrorism' * innovative use of photographs, boxed biographies, figures, annotated further reading and lists of websites to enliven the text. Contemporary Italian Politics is the perfect introduction for students reading Italian politics, Italian studies and European studies.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentComparative politics Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 31/12/2008 ISBN-13: 9780415325981  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Paolo Natale is Associate Professor of Politics of the Univeristy of Milan, Italy. James Newell is Professor of Politics at the University of Salford, UK. He is the founding co-editor of the journal, Contemporary Italian Politics and co-founder of the UK Political Studies Association's Italian Politics Specialist Group.

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