Italy: A Difficult Democracy: A Survey of Italian Politics - Frederic Spotts; Theodore Wieser;Cambridge University Press, 1990, Paperback.
Condition: Good+. Upper wrap a little curled. Leans a little. Text complete, clean and tight but with a small mark to the title page.
4th Reprint. [First: 1986] From the cover: “Italy is the world’s sixth economic power, lies in a key geopolitical position, and was a founding member of the Atlantic Alliance and the European Community. Yet of all the major European states Italy is the least understood and studied. This book provides the best up-to-date survey of the Italian political scene during the forty years since World War II. It describes the inner dynamics of the political parties, the day-to-day functioning of the governing institutions, and the interaction of the country’s economic, social, and political life. It shows how a political system, riven with difficulties and seemingly in a continual crisis, survives and prospers — in some ways more successfully than its purportedly better-governed neighbours. Based on the authors’ first-hand observations of Italian politics, the book offers a valuable insight into a subtle and complex, but fascinating political world.”