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The search for good government : understanding the paradox of Italian democracy

Author: Filippo Sabetti
Publisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000.
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Uses Italy as a case study to reassess habitual assumptions and presumptions in comparative politics. This work argues that poor government performance in contemporary Italy has been an unintended  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sabetti, Filippo, 1940-
Search for good government.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000
(DLC) 2001431142
(OCoLC)43281440
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Filippo Sabetti
ISBN: 9780773568273 0773568271
OCLC Number: 181843428
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 313 pages) : map
Contents: Italian Politics: School for Good Government --
Constitutional Knowledge and Alternative Constitutional Designs in the Making of Italy --
The Creation of the Italian State --
The Constitutional Design That Did Not Happen --
How the System Worked in Republican Italy: Institutional Learning and Constraints --
Expectations and Results in Public Service Delivery --
Problem Solving by Central Planning --
The War on Crime as a Fight for Good Government --
The Mafia and the Antimafia --
The Political Economy of Crime and Punishment --
Why People Are Not Culturally or Path Dependently Doomed to Bad Government --
The Search for the Real Montegrano --
Path Dependence, Civic Culture, and Differential Government Performance --
Good Government: The Elusive Dependent Variable.
Responsibility: Filippo Sabetti.
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"Anyone willing to rethink the dilemmas of government in Italy should read this richly complex and somewhat eccentric book. Specialists will want to do so more than once." The Journal of Read more...

 
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