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The Political Class in Advanced DemocraciesA Comparative Handbook$
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Jens Borchert and Jürgen Zeiss

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199260362

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199260362.001.0001

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Italy: The Homeland of the Political Class

Italy: The Homeland of the Political Class

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(p.223) 12 Italy: The Homeland of the Political Class
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The Political Class in Advanced Democracies
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Ettore Recchi

Luca Verzichelli

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199260362.003.0012

Since the early post-war years, parties have been central to Italy's political system and have regulated the recruitment patterns and socialization of members of the large political class, which was quite strictly separated in a national and a sub-national circuit. Consequently, in this so-called age of 'particocrazia', political reforms were mostly intended to strengthen the party control of Italian politics. The drastic change in the party system and the electoral system in beginning of the 1990s has then led to a considerable exchange of the political class' background, composition, and professional status. Yet, it seems that by now a re-professionalization is already under way, albeit not a return to a strictly party-dominated system.

Keywords:   electoral system, Fascism, Italy, partitocracy, political class, Republic, scandals, turnover

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