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  • Italy and Japan: How Similar Are They?by Silvio Beretta; Axel Berkofsky; Fabio Rugge

    Springer Milan 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book provides an enlightening comparative analysis of Japan?s and Italy?s political cultures and systems, economics, and international relations from World War II to the present day. It addresses a variety of fascinating questions, ranging from the origins of the authoritarian regimes and post-war one-party rule in both countries, through to... more...

  • The Lega Nord and the Politics of Secession in Italyby Professor Anna Cento Bull; Dr Mark Gilbert

    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...

  • Crisis and Transition in Italian Politicsby Martin Bull; Martin Rhodes

    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...

  • The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2015by Tim Carr; Iain Dale; Robert Waller

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 24.78

    In the wake of the most unprecedented election result in recent memory, the question on everyone's lips is: what just happened to the UK's political landscape - and why? And who are the 182 new faces on the House of Commons benches?In The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2015, public affairs consultant Tim Carr teams up with editors of the... more...

  • Subsidiarity Governanceby Alessandro Colombo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This volume summarizes the key elements and main features of a subsidiarity-informed model of governance and outlines an analytical framework which can be applied to other subsidiarity-informed models of governance worldwide. more...

  • The Challenge of Coalition Governmentby Nicoḷ Conti; Francesco Marangoni

    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...

  • Judicial System Reform in Italy - A Key to Growthby Gianluca Esposito; Sergi Lanau; Sebastiaan Pompe

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    The inefficiency of the Italian judicial system has contributed to reduced investments, slow growth and a difficult business environment. The enforcement of civil and commercial claims suffers from excessive delays in court proceedings, resulting in a very large number of pending cases. The Italian authorities have over the years taken steps to remove... more...

  • Parliamentary Reform in Britain, c. 1770-1918by Eric J. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Covers the momentous reforms in the British electoral system during the period from the Great Reform Act of 1832 to 1918 when women were given the vote. The study charts the series of Reform Acts right through the period, involving rather more attention to those important changes in the 1880s which are often underplayed. more...

  • The Great Reform Act of 1832by Eric J. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 30.95

    The 1832 Reform Act was a watershed in the history of modern Britain, profoundly affecting the composition of parliament and the course of all subsequent legislation. This new edition of The Great Reform Act of 1832 extends and updates Eric J. Evans's classic account of the crucial political and economic issues and: * highlights the travails of... more...

  • Re-inventing the Italian Rightby Stefano Fella; Carlo Ruzza

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Following his third election victory in 2008, the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was the most controversial head of government in the EU. This is a cogent examination of the Berlusconi phenomenon, exploring the success and development of the new populist right-wing coalition in Italy since the collapse of the post-war party system in the... more...