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Aldo Moro and Enrico Berlinguer  

Emanuele Bernardi

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
Moro and Berlinguer were instrumental in the rapprochement between the Communist Party and Christian Democracy (DC) in the mid-1970s. As President of the DC, Moro identified cooperation ... More

Bureaucracy  

Simona Piattoni

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
The Italian state apparatus has been characterized by a mix of surprising continuity and substantial change. Adaptation was prompted not so much by attempts at reform as by pressures ... More

The Bureaucracy: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Service, and Other Government Departments  

Jeremy Greenstock

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Mar 2013
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Aug 2013
The exponential growth in the complexity of human exchange has led to two major developments in the protected world of the diplomat: the entry into intergovernmental business of most other ... More

C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite  

William Genieys

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter examines The Power Elite, a radical work by C. Wright Mills that challenges the foundations of US liberal democracy and analyses the conditions under which democratic ... More

Christian Democracy: The  

Gianfranco Baldini

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
Democrazia Cristiana (DC) was the cornerstone of the First Republic. Thanks to the Communist Party’s exclusion from government, the DC was the core of government, dominating the political ... More

Christian Democracy in Power, 1946–63  

Paolo Pombeni

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
The early postwar years marked a challenging and dynamic phase for Christian Democracy (DC). In this period, the party stabilized the county and shaped its democratic institutions in a ... More

Common Agency? Legislatures and Bureaucracies  

Mathew D. McCubbins

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Jun 2014
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Sep 2014
In all democracies, whether presidential or parliamentary, the chain of political delegation is a complex process involving a multitude of principals, many of which are frequently ... More

Communists  

Paolo Bellucci

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
The Italian Communist Party (PCI) has been the subject of sustained scholarly attention. The narrative of its development over the postwar period and beyond the fall of Soviet Communism is ... More

Constituency Service  

Brian F. Crisp and William M. Simoneau

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Sep 2017
Constituency service, addressing the nonpolicy grievances of constituents or looking out for their nonpolicy interests, provides legislators an opportunity to enhance their personal ... More

David B. Truman, The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinion  

Wyn Grant

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter examines David B. Truman’s book The Governmental Process(1951, 1971), which offers a classic pluralist analysis of interest groups and their relationships with political ... More

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