Italy today: the sick man of Europe

Mammone, Andrea and Veltri, Giuseppe A. , eds. (2010) Italy today: the sick man of Europe. London, U.K. : Routledge. 280p. ISBN 9780415561594

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Abstract

Italy today represents one of the most comprehensive examinations of contemporary Italy. It is a provocative and an innovative collection that aims to highlight the current ‘crisis’ of the country through an analysis of several different ‘dark shadows’ of contemporary Italian society. Italy already had a long history of ‘unsolved’ issues, several chronic problems and contradictions that have been ignored for a very long time, during which they have assumed dramatic proportions and gravity. The peninsula has now become the ‘Sick Man of Europe’, a country facing a veritable decline also caused by apparent incapacity and difficulties of the ruling economic, political and social elites. Discussions include: An evaluation of the current predicaments of the political system Analysis of emerging mafias, including new powerful crime organizations such as ‘Ndrangheta Issues surrounding the ongoing presence of Fascism Examination of the recent xenophobic tensions Discussion of problems associated with the missed opportunity of the EU funding, and the increasing regional economic gaps. Outline of the systemic troubles of Italy’s economic and industrial system

Item Type: Book
Research Area: Politics and international studies
History
Italian
European studies
Sociology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Science (until November 2012)
Depositing User: Katrina Clifford
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2009 08:12
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2010 16:33
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/6477

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