Italy in the Post-Cold War Order

Italy in the Post-Cold War Order : Adaptation, Bipartisanship, Visibility

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Italy in the Post-Cold War Order: Adaptation, Bipartisanship, Visibility, edited by Maurizio Carbone, explains the evolution of Italy's foreign relations since the end of the Cold War. By integrating international and domestic factors, this collection shows how the transition from a bipolar into a unipolar/multipolar world order and the changes in its domestic political context has provided Italy with new opportunities, such as pursuing its commercial and political interests more autonomously, as well as new responsibilities, such as actively contributing to solving international crises and addressing new global more

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  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739137115
  • 9780739137116

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This book offers new perspectives in the analysis of the ways in which domestic politics and foreign policy are connected. Its implications therefore extend far beyond the single case-Italy-on which it is based, making it essential reading for comparativists and international relations scholars generally. -- Leonardo Morlino, LUISS Rome and President of the International Political Science Association This book provides a variety of insights into the new role acquired by Italy in the post-cold war world. Commendably, it examines the country not only with regard to the Atlanticism-Europeanism dichotomy but also in terms of its action in various areas of the world. -- Alberta M. Sbragia, University of Pittsburgh In tackling its problems, in the now overlapping spheres of domestic and foreign policy, Italy needs an ever more developed and sophisticated public debate. Academic work is not the only source of ideas and information, but its long-term contribution to the knowledge community is indispensable. The essays in this book are a most welcome sign of the interest in Italian foreign policy to be found among the younger generation of International Relations scholars and of the expertise they can bring to bear. -- Christopher Hill, University of Cambridgeshow more

About Maurizio Carbone

Maurizio Carbone is the Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Scottish Jean Monnet Centre of European Excellence. He is also Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes and a senior lecturer in the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of more

Table of contents

List of Tables and Figures List of Abbreviations Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction: Understanding Italy's Role on the World Stage Part I: Contexts and Perspectives Chapter 1: Italian Foreign Policy in the Cold War: A Constant Search for Status Chapter 2: Italian Politics after the End of the Cold War: The Continuation of a Two-Level Game Chapter 3: Italy as a Foreign Policy Actor: The Interplay of Domestic and International Factors Chapter 4: Italy as a Security Actor: New Resolve and Old Inadequacies Chapter 5: Italy as a Development Actor: A Tale of Bipartisan Failure Chapter 6: Italy as a Multilateral Actor: The Inescapable Destiny of a Middle Power Part II: Countries and Regions Chapter 7: Italy and the US: Prestige, Peace, and the Transatlantic Balance Chapter 8: Italy and the EU: Seeking Visibility, Fearing Exclusion Chapter 9: Italy, China and Russia: Costs and Benefits of Building Bridges Chapter 10: Italy in the Mediterranean: Between Europeanism and Atlanticism Chapter 11: Italy in the Balkans: An Emerging Actor in its Neighborhood Chapter 12: Italy in Latin America and South Asia: Struggling to Become More Visible Conclusion: After the Cold War, a World of Opportunity and Greater Responsibility for Italy too Index About the Contributorsshow more

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