Re-narrating Italy, reinventing the nation: assessing the presidency of Ciampi

  title={Re-narrating Italy, reinventing the nation: assessing the presidency of Ciampi},
  author={Bj{\o}rn Thomassen and Rosario Forlenza},
  journal={Journal of Modern Italian Studies},
  pages={705 - 725}
Abstract Italian political and public debate since the ‘earthquake years’ 1992–1994 has to a very high degree focused on the country's identity, on the notion of ‘nation’ and how to interpret it, and on the country's historical past and how to link it meaningfully to the (political) present. It has been less recognized that the crisis of the party political system in the 1990s also gave a new role to play for Italian Presidents at both the institutional and symbolic levels. In particular, this… 

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