Still an outlier: Italy in a Southern European comparative perspective1

@article{Pasquino2010StillAO,
  title={Still an outlier: Italy in a Southern European comparative perspective1},
  author={Gianfranco Pasquino and Marco Valbruzzi},
  journal={Journal of Modern Italian Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={15},
  pages={183 - 199}
}
Abstract There are many superficial reasons to believe that the Italian political system does not work in a satisfactory way. In this paper, we explore three different areas: parties and the party system; the governments; and the satisfaction of Italian citizens with their politics and their personal life. We utilize a variety of data to illustrate the most important points and we do so comparing Italy with Greece, Portugal and Spain. Practically, on all measures and indicators Italy remains… Expand
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