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- Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96
Why do some democratic governments succeed and others fail? In a book that has received attention from policymakers and civic activists in America and around the world, Robert Putnam and his collaborators offer empirical evidence for the importance of "civic community" in developing successful institutions. Their focus is on a unique experiment begun... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 59.99
Die Macht der Parlamente ist ein paradoxes Phänomen: Wo Volksvertretungen an einer Stelle Potential gewinnen, verlieren sie es oft zugleich an einer anderen. Das jüngst gewä- te Europäische Parlament ist dafür beispielhaft: Noch nie war es im Gesetzgebungsprozess der EU so einflussreich wie heute, und mit dem Inkrafttreten des Vertrags von Lissabon... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00
Coalitional behaviour is central to the Italian system of government but has been largely neglected by research. As a result, coalitions in post-war Italy have been viewed as simply unstable, short-lived and incohesive. In this book, the author corrects this one-sidedness by analysing Italian coalition politics as a continuous and dynamic process.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Since 1989 Italian politics has witnessed changes that have placed it under an international spotlight. This analysis looks at this period of Italian politics through the prism of the changes of the early 1990s. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Since the advent of the Second Republic in Italy in the mid-1990s, a new generation of politicians has announced a shift in the system toward greater governmental leadership, policy innovation, government accountability and responsiveness to the citizens. Yet in recent years government has experienced frequent crises and deadlocks, policy blockades... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00
Since the late 1980s, the Lega Nord has broken the mould of Italian politics. Federalist, secessionist, populist, it has succeeded in mobilizing the entrepreneurial class of Northern Italy in a campaign against the Italian state. In 1996, it launched the idea of Panadia , a separate Northern Italian nation. This proved to be a step too far, but the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
Why are some regimes democratic while others are not? Specifically, how have Spain and Italy managed to become democratic while Turkey, which shares many similar characteristics, has not? Spain, Italy and Turkey have shared common historical features which would have been disruptive to any new democracy; however they represent a wide array of democratization... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00
A lively account of the general election of 2008 and of its profound significance for Italy and beyond. It gets to grips with the complexities of Italian politics in an exceptionally clear way. Covering the background to the election, the campaign, the parties, voting and the outcome, it is comprehensive in approach and tells a fascinating 'story'. more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 191.00
Analysing parliamentary references to the people, this book provides a more nuanced interpretation of eighteenth-century re-evaluations of democracy. It shows how interaction between parliamentarians and the public sphere in different political cultures produced more modern conceptions of the legitimacy of political power. more...