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Italy and the European Union

Bindi, Federiga M

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Summary

  • "Presents a comprehensive study of Italy's role in the European Union and what that country needs to do as a 'medium-sized power' to increase its influence in the EU, chiefly by putting forward well-defined goals and consistent strategies through credible actors"--Provided by publisher.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction : Italy's future role in the European Union -- The theoretical framework -- Italy and the EU in historical perspective -- Parties and public opinion regarding Europe -- The Italian parliament and the EU : a slow and gradual Europeanization -- Adapting the state machine : the executive -- Territorial politics and organized interests -- EU constitutional policies and high politics -- Negotiating low politics -- Conclusion : the long road to Brussels