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Author Mammone, Andrea
Title Italy Today : The Sick Man of Europe
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
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Descript 1 online resource (278 pages)
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Note Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Map of Italy's regions -- 1 A 'sick man' in Europe -- Part I: Politics and society -- 2 Elites and the democratic disease -- 3 Common manifestoes and coalition governance: How political leaders missed the window of opportunity -- 4 The programmatic convergence of parties and their weakness in policy making -- 5 When politics matters: Federalism, Italian style -- 6 Family politics, the Catholic Church and the transformation of family life in the Second republic -- 7 The media between market and politics -- Part II: History, memory and politics -- 8 The legacy of the strategy of tension and the armed conflict in a context of (non)reconciliation -- 9 Fascism as 'heritage' in contemporary Italy -- Part III: Institutional(ized) Exclusion? -- 10 The Northern League and its 'innocuous' xenophobia -- 11 'Gypsies out of Italy!': Social exclusion and racial discrimination of Roma and Sinti in Italy -- 12 The Catholic Church, universal truth and the debate on national identity and immigration: A new model of 'selective solidarity' -- Part IV: Mezzogiorno: A never-ending problem -- 13 The strongest mafia: 'Ndrangheta made in Calabria -- 14 revisiting Naples: Clientelism and organized crime -- Part V: Economy and political economy -- 15 Industrialization, convergence and governance -- 16 Twenty years of European funding: Italy is still struggling with implementation -- 17 Labour and welfare reforms: The short life of labour unity -- 18 The crisis of family firms and the decline of Italian capitalism -- Index
Italy Today represents one of the most comprehensive examinations of contemporary Italy. It is a provocative and an innovative collection that aims to highlight the current 'crisis' of the country through an analysis of several different 'dark shadows' of contemporary Italian society. Italy already had a long history of 'unsolved' issues, several chronic problems and contradictions that have been ignored for a very long time, during which they have assumed dramatic proportions and gravity. The peninsula has now become the 'Sick Man of Europe', a country facing a veritable decline also caused by apparent incapacity and difficulties of the ruling economic, political and social elites. Discussions include: an evaluation of the current predicaments of the political system analysis of emerging mafias, including new powerful crime organizations such as 'Ndrangheta issues surrounding the ongoing presence of Fascism examination of the recent xenophobic tensions discussion of problems associated with the missed opportunity of the EU funding, and the increasing regional economic gaps outline of the systemic troubles of Italy's economic and industrial system. Written by leading experts in the field and covering a wide range of topics, this collection is essential reading for all those seeking to understand the issues and problems that are facing contemporary Italy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Mammone, Andrea Italy Today : The Sick Man of Europe London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2010 9780415561594
Subject Berlusconi, Silvio
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Alt Author Veltri, Giuseppe A
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