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Berlusconism and Italy

A Historical Interpretation

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Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Giovanni Orsina
    Pages 1-6
  3. Giovanni Orsina
    Pages 7-28
  4. Giovanni Orsina
    Pages 29-60
  5. Giovanni Orsina
    Pages 61-87
  6. Giovanni Orsina
    Pages 89-108
  7. Giovanni Orsina
    Pages 109-133
  8. Giovanni Orsina
    Pages 135-146
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 147-199

About this book


From the outset, Silvio Berlusconi's career was expected to be short, and he has been considered finished several times, only to have reemerged victorious. This fascinating political and historical study shows that Berlusconi's success and resilience have lain in his ability to provide answers to longstanding questions in Italian history.


fascism history history of literature interpret Italy

About the authors

Giovanni Orsina is Associate Professor in Contemporary History and Deputy Director of the School of Government, Luiss-Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy.

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