The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy provides a comprehensive account of Italy and Italian politics in the twenty-first century. Featuring contributions from many leading scholars in the field, this Handbook is comprised of 28 chapters which are organized to deliver unparalleled analysis of Italian society, politics, and culture. A wide range of topics are covered, including:
politics and economy, and their impact on Italian society;
parties and new politics;
regionalism and migrations;
continuities and transformations in contemporary Italian society.
This is an essential reference work for scholars and students of Italian and Western European society, politics, and history.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 366
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
Selected for the Outstanding Academic Title (OAT) Award 2017 by CHOICE magazine.
"The aim of this work is admirable and largely achieved. This handbook assesses selected aspects of modern Italy's history, culture, politics, and economy in an interdisciplinary way. The commitment to asking and answering essential questions is valuable. However, what makes this undertaking particularly worthy is that this effort was undertaken by 38 authors in varied disciplines. A law professor, a psychologist, and a geographer join historians, sociologists, economists, and political scientists to analyze geographic and cultural differences, crime, women, youth, mass media, religion, big business, traditional and recent political movements, and emigration and the crisis of current immigration. The insights into contemporary Italy are at times wider than they are deep. However, the very nature of such a broad undertaking and the book's proclaimed purpose necessitate an acknowledgement that the work is both a collection of important information about Italy and a call to further research." - P. Lorenzini, Saint Xavier University - CHOICE, Highly Recommended