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The Party Politics of Decentralization


The Party Politics of Decentralization

The Territorial Dimension in Italian Party Agendas
Comparative Territorial Politics

von: Linda Basile

118,99 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 21.07.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319758534
Sprache: englisch

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This book addresses the process of decentralization in Italy, examined from the perspective of political parties. In particular, it assesses whether and to what extent the dynamics of party competition are likely to shape policy agenda and affect policy change. The author starts by providing a thorough account of the process and history of Italian decentralization and the policy outcomes achieved over time, before discussing how party attention to an issue triggers related policy changes (manipulation of salience). Next, the focus shifts to the concrete positions adopted by parties on decentralization to assess whether the pattern of party competition has been consensual or adversarial, and how this pattern influenced the process of reform (manipulation of position). Finally, the author examines the role of frames in party competition. This volume offers essential research that will prove useful to a variety of audiences, ranging from scholars of territorial and Italian politics to those interested in agenda-setting, policy change, and party politics.
Linda Basile is Research Fellow at the Department of Social, Political, and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena, Italy. Her work has been published in Party Politics and Regional & Federal Studies.
This book addresses the process of decentralization in Italy, examined from the perspective of political parties. In particular, it assesses whether and to what extent the dynamics of party competition are likely to shape policy agenda and affect policy change. The author starts by providing a thorough account of the process and history of Italian decentralization and the policy outcomes achieved over time, before discussing how party attention to an issue triggers related policy changes (manipulation of salience). Next, the focus shifts to the concrete positions adopted by parties on decentralization to assess whether the pattern of party competition has been consensual or adversarial, and how this pattern influenced the process of reform (manipulation of position). Finally, the author examines the role of frames in party competition. This volume offers essential research that will prove useful to a variety of audiences, ranging from scholars of territorial and Italian politics to those interested in agenda-setting, policy change, and party politics.
Studies the processes of decentralization, agenda-setting and policy change within Italian territorial politicsProvides both theoretical and methodological analyses Contributes to our understanding of party politics on a territorial scale 
“Devolution of powers from the State to regions is a crucial issue in contemporary European politics, as the recent cases of Scotland and Catalonia demonstrate. In this book, Linda Basile unveils the role party politics plays in these processes, using Italy as a case study. Not only is the book the most accurate available reconstruction of Italian regionalization, but its research design, based on issue salience, party positions and frames, represents an innovative methodological contribution to the study of any policy area in any country.” (Filippo Tronconi, University of Bologna, Italy)

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