ISBN-10:
1592137172
ISBN-13:
9781592137176
Pub. Date:
03/28/2008
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Berlusconi's Italy: Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics

Berlusconi's Italy: Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics

by Michael E. Shin, John A. AgnewMichael E. Shin
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Overview

Berlusconi's Italy provides a fresh, thoroughly-informed account of how Italy's richest man came to be its political leader. Without dismissing the importance of personalities and political parties, it emphasizes the significance of changes in voting behaviors that led to the rise-and eventual fall-of Silvio Berlusconi, the millionaire media baron who became Prime Minister. Armed with new data and new analytic tools, Michael Shin and John Agnew reveal that regional politics and shifting geographical voting patterns were far more important to Berlusconi's successes than the widely credited role of the mass media.

Shin and Agnew reject the prevailing orthodoxy about how coalitions are organized and replaced in Italy. Instead, using recently developed methods of spatial analysis, they offer a compelling new argument about contextual re-creation and mutation. They conclude that Berlusconi's success (and later defeat) can be best understood in geographic terms, and they suggest that geographical analysis has a useful role to play in examining political behavior in Italy and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592137176
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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