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Italian Institutional Reforms: A Public Choice Perspective

  • Fabio Padovano
  • Roberto Ricciuti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Chiara Dalle Nogare, Matilde Vassalli
    Pages 1-20
  3. Guido Ortona, Stefania Ottone, Ferruccio Ponzano
    Pages 21-36
  4. Ernesto L. Felli, David Andres Londoñ-Bedoya, Nazaria Solferino, Giovanni Tria
    Pages 155-177
  5. Valentino Larcinese
    Pages 221-247

About this book


Using a public choice perspective, this book explains the evolution and political and economic impact of recent changes to the Italian institutional framework. Because these changes are so numerous and broad, their implementation serves as a case study for other Western governments. Particular attention is paid to the introduction of the EURO, the reform of voting from proportional to majoritarian rule, the impact of corporatism, constraints imposed by the Maastricht Treaty, and the switch from a highly centralized government to a federal organization.


Governance Institutions Italy Political Economy Public Choice Reforms

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabio Padovano
    • 1
  • Roberto Ricciuti
    • 2
  1. 1.Università Roma TreItaly
  2. 2.Università di FirenzeItaly

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