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Italy today. The reasons behind a long transition



Italy today. The reasons behind a long transition

In Italy the change was sudden and profound at the same time; even today after more than two decades since the end of the Cold War is hard to understand what might be the outcome of an uncertain journey full of contradictions. A political system that seemed static, closed and unchangeable undergoes in the short period of a few years a number of stresses and concurrent crises: the investigations by the judiciary against politicians and entrepreneurs, the new mechanisms for the selection of the ruling class (referendum on the electoral law), the national identity itself put under scrutiny by political parties with secessionist programs. The Republic is crossed by old and new populisms whilst the European constraints on monetary and fiscal policies is put more pressure. The bipolar political system to say the least imperfect and inefficient makes it difficult the alternation between center-right and center-left political creating instability as a constant reinventing of a now long phase of poor stability. Finally the effects of the economic crisis of recent years contribute to the raising of a widespread feeling of protest that is expressed in forms and ways difficult to read.

To start we’ll talk about it with:

Umberto Gentiloni, Professor of Contemporary History at the Sapienza University of Rome.

Giuseppe Ciccarone, Dean of the Economics Faculty of the Sapienza University of Rome.



Date: Thursday, March 09, 2017

Time: From 7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Organized by : ICI London

Entry : Free


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