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Italy's crisis and the question of democracy

Capussela, Andrea Lorenzo (2018) Italy's crisis and the question of democracy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (04 Jun 2018). Website.

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The last seven days in Italy have proven that a week is indeed a long time in politics: after a political crisis emerged following Italian president Sergio Mattarella’s decision to veto the Five Star Movement and the League’s choice of finance minister, a government led by Giuseppe Conte was eventually sworn in on 1 June. Andrea Lorenzo Capussela argues that Mattarella’s veto was wise because the risk of Italy leaving the euro would have risen more than negligibly, but while the new government might restore some stability, it is unlikely to tackle the real roots of the crisis, namely low growth, rising inequality, and political distrust.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 14:24
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2020 00:26

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