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ITALY AND ITS DISCONTENTS: Family, Civil Society, State
Back to 13 Most recently, Y. One aspect of political change in Italy is a technocratic turn in policy-making that has seen the strengthening of government, as against parliament. Corriere della Sera16 January More By and About This Author. But if Berlusconi’s fanciful interpretation of his country’s ginsvorg history is anything to go by, there is good reason to share Ginsborg’s pessimism.
Another is his eye for the brilliantly illustrative anecdote, the telling and sometimes moving first-person quotation.
Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Back to 14 Editorial note: They are few who feel able to do more.
It furthers the University’s ginssborg of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. A country famed for its family centredness has seen its birthrate drop to the lowest on the Continent. Email alerts New issue alert.
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American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Yet none of these is without carefully explained foundation. Surel, Populismo e democrazia Il Mulino; Bologna,but a literature was developing in the s, see for example S. The author also devotes a chapter to the most recent episode in Italian politics—the rise to power of the right-wing businessman Silvio Berlusconi, which he views with some concern because of the antidemocratic tendency represented by having one man with so itlay economic and political power.
Yet another is his preparedness to measure Italian society in all areas by the yardsticks of justice, efficiency and transparency.
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Notes The author very much appreciates Dr Donovan’s review and does not wish to make any particular comment.
Back to 10 In a discussion discontens his history at the Italian Cultural Institute, with other historians of contemporary histories of Italy, in April Back to 8 See M. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Related articles in Google Scholar.
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On another point, however, the stability of Italian voting patterns p. The list of paradoxes goes on.
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Topics History books The Observer. In this rich, dense portrait of Italian society, economy and politics during the past 20 years, Ginsborg argues that while Italy has come a long way, it’s still got a long way to go. Ginsborg cannot hide his disappointment that the revolutionary moment of ‘Clean Hands’ has produced an apparent restoration of this kind.
This has been especially marked in the post-industrial period covered by the history, so that after the intense drama of the preceding decade, the s did not simply bring a dicontents to conformism. At one point the following year, one-third of the nation’s MPs were under scrutiny in what were called the ‘Clean Hands’ investigations. Back to 4 S. Economy, Society and Politics since 2nd edition; Longman; London, Don’t have an account?
Rather, the middle classes have become central to political developments. Back to 3 P.