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Title:
Italian politics : the faltering transition
Author:
Gilbert, Mark, 1961-
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Berghahn Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
"A publication of the Istituto Cattaneo."
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : the faltering transition / Mark Gilbert and Gianfranco Pasquino -- Forced ally? Italy and 'Operation Allied Force' / Osvaldo Croci -- The end of Italy's referendum anomaly? / Mark Donovan -- The municipal elections of 1999 and the 'defeat' of the left in Bologna / Gianfranco Baldini and Guido Legnante -- The 1999 elections to the European Parliament / Philip Daniels -- The election of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi to the presidency of the Republic / Gianfranco Pasquino -- History in the courts : Andreotti's two acquittals / Jean-Louis Briquet -- The funding of political parties and control of the media : another Italian anomaly / Véronique Pujas -- Transformations in Italian capitalism : an analysis of Olivetti's takeover of Telecom Italia / Dwayne Woods -- Italy's December 1998 'Social Pact for Development and Employment' : towards a new political economy for a 'normal country'? / Michael Contarino -- The new south in the new Europe : the case of Sviluppo Italia / Vincent Della Sala.
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ISBN:
9781571818409
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Book

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In 1999, Italy experienced another year of political uncertainty. The centre-left coalition government was weakened by infighting throughout the year and paid a high electoral price for its failure to present a common front to the electorate. In June, Silvio Berlusconi's Liberty Pole coalition won substantial victories in local elections including a symbolic triumph in Bologna, a stronghold of the Italian left. In December, bickering inside his parliamentary majority forced Massimo D'Alema, the prime minister, to reshuffle his cabinet. This was the first government crisis to be handled by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, who became the tenth President of the Republic in May 1999. In the autumn, Giulio Andreotti, a seven-times prime minister, was acquitted of having colluded with the Sicilian Mafia, and with having ordered the murder.