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A slow fuse: Italy and the EU debt crisis

Hopkin, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0002-3187-4013 (2012) A slow fuse: Italy and the EU debt crisis. International Spectator, 47 (4). pp. 35-48. ISSN 0393-2729

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Identification Number: 10.1080/03932729.2012.735508


Italy is firmly in the grip of an austerity programme mandated by the European Union institutions, and executed by an unelected technocrat. This state of affairs is at once the result of the acute and unexpected crisis of the financial and economic integration of the eurozone, and an expression of the failures of the Italian political class. Although the euro crisis has been mishandled by European elites, Italy's long-term economic decline, and the inability of Italian party politicians to generate a sustainable coalition to address Italy's economic problems, hinders an exit from the crisis.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Istituto Affari Internazionali
Divisions: Government
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2013 16:14
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:30

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