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Italy’s off shore oil referendum: another lost opportunity

Carrano, Biagio and Monasterolo, Irene (2016) Italy’s off shore oil referendum: another lost opportunity. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (23 Apr 2016). Website.

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On 17 April, a referendum was held in Italy on rules governing off shore drilling licenses. As Biagio Carrano and Irene Monasterolo write, this relatively niche issue nevertheless produced a full-blown political contest, involving heavy infighting inside the government coalition. They argue that these events illustrate the Italian government is still more concerned with protecting the interests of powerful industrial lobbies than it is with stimulating the economy and employment through investments in renewable energy.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
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Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2021 23:24

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