Contemporary Italy, A Research Guide by Martin J. Bull

By Martin J. Bull

A special bibliographic and historiographic advisor to the examine of latest Italy, this booklet issues to over 650 texts that experience formed the tutorial and scholarly learn of postwar Italy. it's the first consultant to incorporate a real mixture of English-language and Italian-language fabrics and to strategy those fabrics in a historiographic in addition to a bibliographic demeanour. it really is an excellent consultant for English, North American, and Italian students who've simply started their learn of Italy or need to know extra approximately study in components outdoors their region of expertise.

Following the creation, which outlines the context in which the evolution of Italian experiences may be seen, the booklet is split into elements. half I comprises 5 historiographic chapters delivering an in depth survey and research of works released in background, politics, executive, the economic climate, and society. half II is an annotated bibliographic advisor to the entire texts pointed to partly I.

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94]. 85]. Forza Italia! (the party set up by the media magnate Silvio Berlusconi in 1994) can hardly be described as small (in view of its 1994 electoral success) but the short period of its existence, coupled with questions about its likely longevity, mean that no scholarly work on the party has yet been produced. There are many journalistic accounts, but most not worthy of academic attention. Alessandro Gilioli, Forza Italia. 96] is one of the more interesting accounts, and is written by a journalist with the weekly magazine, L 'Europeo.

The book highlights the different types of change that referenda have sought over twenty years, portraying the instrument as an unequivocal positive force. The book was published too early to include an analysis of the important referenda held in 1993 and 1995. CLIENTELISM AND CORRUPTION Clientelism has long been identified as a fundamental feature of Italian politics and a significant means by which the governing parties (first the DC, later emulated by others and primarily the PSI) consolidated and maintained their power bases.

Silvano Belligni (ed), La giraffa e il liocorno. 43] contains several good analyses of the party's behaviour in the 1970s at both the national and sub-national levels. 58] unravels the complex development of the PCI's autonomy from Moscow through the use of a wealth of primary material (although it is a pity that greater space in the book is not devoted to the most recent period). Stephen Hellman, Italian Communism in Transition. 50] brilliantly portrays a party undergoing crisis and change by focusing on the fate of the Historic Compromise strategy in Turin.

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