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Published in association with the Istituto Cattaneo and in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe.

Since 1986, Italian Politics has described and analyzed the main political and social events of the previous year. It combines systematic archival work with analysis of changes in both public sector policies and political institutions. Each volume includes a listing of the main political events of the year as well as information on the most recent elections, party politics, and public policies.

"Surveys such as those provided by the Istituto Cattaneo are absolutely essential for getting any kind of overview of the constantly shifting alliances that lie behind Italy's frequent if largely cosmetic changes of government ... Episodes ... of Byzantine complexity [are] all excellently covered in the Istituto Cattaneo's reviews."  New York Review of Books


Current Issue, Volume 31


List of Abbreviations

Chronology of Italian Political Events, 2015
Compiled by Rinaldo Vignati

Introduction: Governing under Constraint
Maurizio Carbone and Simona Piattoni


Renzi’s Leadership between Party and GovernmentRenzi
Sergio Fabbrini and Marc Lazar

The Center-Right’s Search for a Leader: Crisis and Radicalization
Francesco Raniolo

The May Regional Elections: Consolidation of the Tripolar System
Silvia Bolgherini and Selena Grimaldi

The Election of the President of the Republic in Unstable Times
Mark Donovan

Italy’s Foreign Policy Game: Moving without the Ball
Vittorio Emanuele Parsi

School Reform: Innovation and the Rhetoric of Change
Gianluca Argentin and Carlo Barone

The Reform of the Public Administration: Centralization and Reorganization
Fabrizio Di Mascio and Alessandro Natalini

A New Governance for Banks: The Short- and Long-Term Drivers of the Italian Financial Sector Reform
Manuela Moschella

Young Workers and the Labor Market Policies of Renzi’s Government
Patrik Vesan

Expo 2015: An Opportunity to Relaunch Italy against the Background of Local and Global Challenges
Renata Lizzi

Migration and the Challenges of Italian Multiculturalism
Christopher Hill, Sara Silvestri, and Elif Cetin

Documentary Appendix
Compiled by Valentina Sartori


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