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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy

History, politics, society

Edited by: Andrea Mammone , Ercole Giap Parini , Giuseppe A. Veltri

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415604178
eBook ISBN: 9781315709970
Adobe ISBN: 9781317487555

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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy provides a comprehensive account of Italy and Italian politics in the 21st Century. Featuring contributions from many leading scholars in the field, this Handbook is comprised of 28 chapters which are organized to deliver unparalleled analysis of Italian society, politics and culture. A wide range of topics are covered, including:

  • Politics and economy, and their impact on Italian society
  • Parties and new politics
  • Regionalism and migrations
  • Public memories
  • Continuities and transformations in contemporary Italian society.

This is an essential reference work for scholars and students of Italian and Western European society, politics, and history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The ‘Southern Question’ … Again Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Fratelli D’italia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  From Manpower to Brain Drain? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Racism, Immigration and New Identities in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Role and Perceptions of Women in Contemporary Italy Download PDF
Chapter  7:  New Generation at a Crossroads: Decline or Change? Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Mafias, Italy and Beyond Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Institutions and the Political System in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Missing Renewal of the Ruling Class Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Media and Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  No Longer Pro-European? Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Religion and the State Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Genius Loci Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Political Right Download PDF
Chapter  16:  From Communism to Centre-Left  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  From the Democrazia Cristiana to the Archipelago of Catholic and Centrist Parties Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Fluctuating Fortunes of the Lega Nord  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Magistrates Going Into Politics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Social Movement Campaigns from Global Justice Activism to Movimento Cinque Stelle Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Welfare, Italian Style Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Clientelism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Impact of Political Calculus on the Reform of Institutions and Growth Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Italian Firms Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Banking System and Savings Allocation in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Cinema and Public Memory Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Risorgimento in Contemporary Italy Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The ‘Spaces’ of Anti-Fascism in Italy Today Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Italy’s Colonial Past Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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