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A slow fuse: Italy and the EU debt crisis

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

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rspe20
Additional Information: © 2012 Istituto Affari Internazionali
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > Government
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2013 16:14
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/47867/

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