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The Year of the Bulldozer
Edited by Chris Hanretty and Stefania Profeti
ISBN 978-1-78533-189-3 $69.95/£55.95 / Pb / Published (November 2015)
Without doubt, 2014 was the year of Matteo Renzi. Since winning the leadership of his own party at the end of 2013 and becoming prime minister in February 2014, the young Florentine politician has imparted a decisive change of pace to the endless debates over institutional and policy reforms in Italy. The government has tackled reform of the Senate, the electoral law, and state bureaucracy and has issued measures to address the economic crisis and unemployment. These vital matters have formed the heart of the government’s agenda, but that agenda has sometimes seemed to involve “government by press release” and belated recognition of important facts, making overall evaluation of the Renzi government difficult. Thanks to the contributions of international and Italian academics, this volume offers a detailed analysis of the “Year of the Bulldozer,” highlighting the key developments that have affected Italian politics and institutions and Italian society in its broadest sense.
Chris Hanretty is a Reader in Politics at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.
Stefania Profeti is a Researcher in Political Science in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Bologna.
Subject: History: 20th Century to Present
Area: Southern Europe
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