PO 221 - Contemporary Italian Politics
An examination of the changing Italian political climate and the incomplete transition from the 1st to the 2nd Republic. Special emphasis on the potential but unpredictable outcomes of this transition process in view of the intermingling of new approaches with old-fashioned political procedures. Due consideration will be given to the division of powers between state authorities and local administrations, as well as the role played both by non-governmental institutions and organized crime. Special attention is devoted to the overlapping of political and economic issues both in the past and in more recent times, with emphasis on the issue of the control of the media.