Front Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-x

...many people to thank. First and foremost, my family for supporting me through all of these years: my parents, Luigi and Donatella; my sisters, Lavi and Nico; my husband, Giulio, and former spouse, Cristiano; and, of course, my beloved son, Giorgio Alessandro...

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Introduction: Italy's Future Role in the European Union

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pp. 1-6

...Union (EC/EU); the institutional and legislative mechanisms regulating the Italy-EU relationship; and Italian negotiating strategies in “high” and “low” EU politics. The aim is to provide an indepth, comprehensive analysis of how Italy relates to the European...

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The Theoretical Framework

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pp. 7-35

...In those early years, scholars were often driven by their own expectations about European integration—that is to say, by whether they were in favor of the process or skeptical about it. Their attitudes influenced scholars’ selection of topics to be analyzed, as well as their choice of methodology. According to William Wallace, “The widespread use of politically...

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Italy and the EU in Historical Perspective

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pp. 36-64

...be considered in terms of transatlantic relations, relations with Russia and the other former Soviet states (and previously the USSR), and other nearby regions, such as the Mediterranean and the Balkans. Because of the relevant impact on Italy of these exogenous...

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Parties and Public Opinion Regarding Europe

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pp. 65-81

...Palombara’s classic works on Italy remain valid even today. And when Leonardo Morlino compares the Italian and the Spanish cases, for instance, he finds that the democratic regime in Spain has succeeded in becoming comparatively more consolidated...

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The Italian Parliament and the EU: A Slow and Gradual Europeanization

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pp. 82-105

...more specialized members of parliament (MPs) sit on the Committees on EU affairs; the amount of work for EU specialists has increased. Also, parliamentary scrutiny, initially only optional and ex post, is now increasingly...

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Adapting the State Machine: The Executive

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pp. 106-130

...most of the European Union’s member states, national executives tend to dominate their legislatures in EU affairs. Vincent Wright, Hussein Kassim, and Guy Peters write about “institutional convergence” in the member states...

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Territorial Politics and Organized Interests

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pp. 131-153

...less-developed regions. Some common policies (the Common Agricultural Policy, the reconversion of the steel and coal industry, the harmonization of economic policies) did have a regional connotation in the implementation phase. The need to introduce...

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EU Constitutional Policies and High Politics

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pp. 154-175

...Stanley Hoffmann: “If any traditional model were to be applied, it would be that of a confederation rather than a federation. . . . However, confederalism alone fails to capture the complexity of the interest-based bargaining that now prevails in the Community...

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Negotiating Low Politics

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pp. 176-190

...the Committee of Wise Men to examine all aspects of the establishment of an EMU. This committee, made up of the governors of the central banks (with Italy represented by Lamberto Dini and Tommaso Padoa Schioppa, as the governor and deputy director of the...

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Conclusion: The Long Road to Brussels

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pp. 191-210

...country’s institutions more difficult for both the government and parliament; interparty rivalry within the coalition governments also prevented effective coordination both within and between ministries. The political and administrative leadership appeared to...

Notes

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pp. 211-232

Index

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pp. 233-246

Back Cover

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