Wednesday, December 01, 2010, 18.00
Luca Verzichelli: Modern Italian politics: a never-ending transition
One of the more puzzling phenomena of the Italian political scene in the last ten to fifteen years, at least from the British point of view, is its mix of discontinuity and instability. Almost two decades after the emergence of high expectations, many institutional mechanisms still remain uncertain and undefined. Luca Verzichelli, Professor of Political Science and Italian Politics at the University of Siena and co-author with Maurizio Cotta of Political Institutions in Italy (Oxford University Press, 2007), examines this phenomenon and makes comparisons with the non-Italian model.