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

Author: Filippo Sabetti
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000.
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"In The Search for Good Government Filippo Sabetti examines Italian politics to reassess habitual presumptions in comparative politics, opening new territory in the art and science of institutional analysis." "Sabetti argues that poor government performance in contemporary Italy has been an unintended consequence of attempts to craft institutions for good - or democratic - government. He shows that, contrary to the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Filippo Sabetti
ISBN: 0773520244 9780773520240 0773524851 9780773524859
OCLC Number: 43281440
Description: xii, 313 pages : map ; 24 cm
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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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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