Reforming Italy

Institutional Change and the Federal Option

Michael James Keating, Alex Benjamin Wilson

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Abstract

The reform of regional government has been a key element in efforts to reform the Italian state. The aims are administrative modernization; national integration; coherent regional development; fiscal responsibility and equity; and wider democratic engagement. The parties have converged in the idea of federalism, but interpret it very differently. As agreed reform has proved impossible, governments have sought change on partisan lines. Large-scale or ‘big bang’ reforms have faltered but incremental reforms have been achieved. Frequently, however, these are contradictory or not followed through with enabling laws or financial provisions. The outcome is an increase in the disparities in capacity and performance among regions rather than a new federal equilibrium.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh Europa Institute
Volume2010/04
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Europa Paper Series
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh Europa Institute
No.4
Volume2010

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institutional change
Italy
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national integration
federalism
regional development
modernization
equity
responsibility
Law
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Keating, M. J., & Wilson, A. B. (2010). Reforming Italy: Institutional Change and the Federal Option. (Edinburgh Europa Paper Series; Vol. 2010, No. 4). University of Edinburgh Europa Institute.

Reforming Italy : Institutional Change and the Federal Option. / Keating, Michael James; Wilson, Alex Benjamin.

University of Edinburgh Europa Institute, 2010. (Edinburgh Europa Paper Series; Vol. 2010, No. 4).

Research output: Working paper

Keating, MJ & Wilson, AB 2010 'Reforming Italy: Institutional Change and the Federal Option' Edinburgh Europa Paper Series, no. 4, vol. 2010, University of Edinburgh Europa Institute.
Keating MJ, Wilson AB. Reforming Italy: Institutional Change and the Federal Option. University of Edinburgh Europa Institute. 2010 Oct 13. (Edinburgh Europa Paper Series; 4).
Keating, Michael James ; Wilson, Alex Benjamin. / Reforming Italy : Institutional Change and the Federal Option. University of Edinburgh Europa Institute, 2010. (Edinburgh Europa Paper Series; 4).
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