Who Has the Power and How Did They Get It?

  • M. Donald Hancock
  • David P. Conradt
  • B. Guy Peters
  • William Safran
  • Raphael Zariski


Since 1990, and especially since 1992, the Italian party system has undergone a sweeping realignment. But during the 1946–90 period, this party system appeared to be relatively stable, with relatively few shifts in party identity, party strength, and voting behavior. In order to put contemporary changes in perspective, it is necessary to survey briefly some of the principal features of the traditional pre-1990 party system, which still appeared to be salvageable as recently as 1992.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Donald Hancock
    • 1
  • David P. Conradt
    • 2
  • B. Guy Peters
    • 3
  • William Safran
    • 4
  • Raphael Zariski
    • 5
  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityUSA
  2. 2.East Carolina UniversityUSA
  3. 3.University of PittsburghUSA
  4. 4.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  5. 5.University of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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