The Politics of Italy

With features including text boxes and further reading suggestions, this is an unbeatable introduction to the politics of Italy.

Author: James L. Newell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521600464

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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This innovative text offers a completely fresh approach to Italian politics by placing it in its historical, institutional, social and international contexts. Students will get to grips with the theories and concepts of comparative politics and how they apply specifically to Italy, while gaining real insight into more controversial topics such as the Mafia, corruption and the striking success of Berlusconi. The textbook uses clear and simple language to critically analyze Italy's institutions, its political culture, parties and interest groups, public policy, and its place in the international system. Often regarded as an anomaly, Italy is frequently described in terms of 'crisis', 'instability' and 'alienation'. Sceptical of these conventional accounts, Newell argues that, if understood in its own terms, the Italian political system is just as effective as other established democracies. With features including text boxes and further reading suggestions, this is an unbeatable introduction to the politics of Italy.

The Politics of Italy

The Politics of Italy This innovative text offers a completely fresh approach to Italian politics by placing it in its historical, institutional, ... Italian politics. CAMBRIDGE TEXTBOOKS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS Series Editors jan W. Van.

Author: James Newell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521840705

Category: Political Science

Page: 417

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This innovative text offers a fresh approach to Italian politics and society, providing insight into subjects ranging from parliament to corruption and the Mafia. Using clear and simple language, its incisive analysis helps readers to see through common Italian stereotypes by means of a familiar comparative approach.

Foundations of Comparative Politics

An authoritative new introductory text covering the key concepts, theories and issues in comparative politics.

Author: Ken Newton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521829313

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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An authoritative new introductory text covering the key concepts, theories and issues in comparative politics.

Political Parties and Democracy

Lewis-Beck, Michael S., Richard Nadeau and Éric Bélanger, French Presidential Elections (French Politics, ... Newell, James L., The Politics of Italy: Governance in a Normal Country (Cambridge Textbooks in Comparative Politics) ...

Author: T. Inoguchi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137277206

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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Well-reputed political scientists residing and teaching in ten countries, five in Asia and five in Europe, comparatively examine the place of political parties in democracy, and provide an empirically rigorous, up-to-date, comprehensive synthesis of the organization of political parties and their links with citizens in a democracy.

Foundations of Comparative Politics

CAMBRIDGE TEXTBOOKS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS Series Editors: jan W. van Deth, Universitat Mannheim, Germany Kenneth Newton, University of Southampton, United Kingdom Comparative research is central to the study of politics.

Author: Kenneth Newton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521199889

Category: Political Science

Page: 473

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Now with global coverage, this new edition brings key concepts, theories and methods of comparative politics to life.

Popular Government and Oligarchy in Renaissance Italy

"This book is an examination of the nature of the government of towns and cities, great and small, in Renaissance Italy, and of why oligarchic regimes were becoming increasingly prevalent.

Author: Christine Shaw

Publisher: Medieval Mediterranean

ISBN: UOM:39015064778650

Category: History

Page: 332

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"This book is an examination of the nature of the government of towns and cities, great and small, in Renaissance Italy, and of why oligarchic regimes were becoming increasingly prevalent. Themes and questions arising from a case-study of the dramatic changes in the government of fifteenth-century Siena form the basis for the analysis of popular government and oligarchy throughout Italy, from Piedmont and the Veneto to Sicily, and of how they were shaped by social change, institutional developments and external threats and pressures, especially war. In a field dominated by local studies, this comparative approach provides a fresh understanding of the important problem of how and why broadly-based governments were losing ground to oligarchy throughout Italy."--BOOK JACKET.

The Politics of the European Union

CAMBRIDGE TEXTBOOKS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS Series Editors: Jan W. van Deth, Universität Mannheim, Germany Kenneth Newton, University of Southampton, United Kingdom Comparative research is central to the study of politics.

Author: Herman Lelieveldt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316395714

Category: Political Science

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This introduction to the politics of the European Union uses the lens of comparative politics to explore the history, theories, institutions, key participants, policies and policy making of the EU. The comparative approach enables students to use their knowledge of domestic politics and broader debates in political science to better understand the EU. Numerous real-world examples guide students through the material, and chapter briefings, fact files and controversy boxes highlight important information and controversial issues in EU politics to widen and deepen student understanding. The second edition has been updated throughout to reflect the results of the 2014 European elections, and new material has been added on the Economic and Monetary Union and the Common Foreign and Security Policy. A companion website features free 'Navigating the EU' exercises to guide students in their analysis of EU policy making.

The Puzzle of Strikes

Focusing on the strategic interaction among workers, employers, and the state, this book examines the temporal movement of postwar Italian strikes.

Author: Roberto Franzosi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521031230

Category: Political Science

Page: 532

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Focusing on the strategic interaction among workers, employers, and the state, this book examines the temporal movement of postwar Italian strikes. Incorporating several theoretical approaches and based on many forms of empirical evidence (statistical, historical, ethnographic, and survey), The Puzzle of Strikes is unique in its broad concern with a variety of actors, theories, and forms of empirical evidence.

Comparative Politics

His recent books include (together with co-authors) Political Conflict in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press ... Peter Mair (1951–2011) was Professor of Comparative Politics at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, ...

Author: Daniele Caramani

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199665990

Category: Political Science

Page: 617

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"Comparative Politics" provides a comprehensive introduction to political systems around the world. It covers methods and theories; the nation-state; institutions; actors and processes; policies; and recent changes.

Electoral Engineering

From Kosovo to Kabul, the last decade witnessed growing interest in ?electoral engineering?

Author: Pippa Norris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521536715

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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From Kosovo to Kabul, the last decade witnessed growing interest in ?electoral engineering?. Reformers have sought to achieve either greater government accountability through majoritarian arrangements or wider parliamentary diversity through proportional formula. Underlying the normative debates are important claims about the impact and consequences of electoral reform for political representation and voting behavior. The study compares and evaluates two broad schools of thought, each offering contracting expectations. One popular approach claims that formal rules define electoral incentives facing parties, politicians and citizens. By changing these rules, rational choice institutionalism claims that we have the capacity to shape political behavior. Alternative cultural modernization theories differ in their emphasis on the primary motors driving human behavior, their expectations about the pace of change, and also their assumptions about the ability of formal institutional rules to alter, rather than adapt to, deeply embedded and habitual social norms and patterns of human behavior.