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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.

Written by leading experts in the field and covering a wide range of topics, this collection is essential reading for all those seeking to understand the issues and problems that are facing contemporary Italy.


About the Author:

Andrea Mammone is a Lecturer in Modern European History at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Giuseppe A. Veltri is Lecturer is teaching Methods of Social Inquiry at University of East Anglia . Giuseppe A. Veltri is a Lecturer in Media and Culture at University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415561600
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 15 mm
  • Weight: 399 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0415561604
  • Publisher Date: 01 Jan 2010
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 260
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: The Sick Man of Europe
  • Width: 156 mm


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