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The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy

Maurizio Viroli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151823
eISBN:
9781400840274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151823.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. This is the controversial argument that this book puts ... More


Pension Reforms in Southern Europe: The Italian Experience

Maurizio Ferrera

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The pension systems of Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece are organized according to the Bismarckian blueprint: ‘corporatist’ schemes of compulsory insurance covering different occupational groups, ... More


“All the Demagogue’s Men”: Or How a Liberal Democracy Disintegrates

Shmuel Nili

in Integrity, Personal, and Political

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198859635
eISBN:
9780191891984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859635.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter revolves around “media demagogues”: politicians who rely on their mastery of the media, and on recurrent lies, as they exploit the electorate’s worst fears and prejudices to gain and ... More


Integrity, Personal, and Political

Shmuel Nili

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198859635
eISBN:
9780191891984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859635.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Conventional philosophical wisdom holds that no agent can invoke its own moral integrity—no agent can invoke fidelity to its deepest ethical commitments—as an independent moral consideration. This is ... More


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