Institutional Background

Antonio M. Merlo, Vincenzo Galasso, Massimiliano Landi, Andrea Mattozzi

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    This chapter presents a brief overview of the Italian political system. Countries differ with respect to their political institutions, which affect the way in which voters, politicians, political parties, the legislature, and the government interact, as well as the 'industrial organization' of the political sector. It presents an overview of the institutional details of the Italian political system, highlighting the role played by parties in the selection of politicians and the way in which changes in the electoral law may have affected the selection process as well as the parties' internal organization and the overall structure of the party system.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Ruling Class
    Subtitle of host publicationManagement and Politics in Modern Italy
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780191595417
    ISBN (Print)9780199588282
    StatePublished - Sep 30 2010


    • Electoral law
    • Parliament
    • Politicians
    • Republic
    • Trade unions

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


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