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Italy in International Relations

The Foreign Policy Conundrum

Authors: Diodato, Emidio, Niglia, Federico

  • Offers a bold and interesting approach to Italy’s post-Risorgimento history
  • Combines international history with Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA)
  • Explains how Italy has failed to be taken as seriously as the other three big European states and the critical interplay between internal and external factors
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About this book

This book aims to provide an overview of Italian foreign policy from the moment of unification to the establishment of the European Union. Three turning points are crucial in order to clarify Italy’s foreign policy: 1861, the proclamation of the Italian Kingdom; 1943, when Italy surrendered in World War II; 1992, the signing of the Maastricht Treaty. The international position of Italy continues to be an enigma for many observers and this fuels misinterpretations and prejudices. This book argues that Italy is different but not divergent from other European countries. Italian elites have traditionally seen foreign policy as an instrument to secure the state and import models for development. Italy can still contribute to international security and the strengthening of the EU. At the same time, Italy is not a pure adaptive country and has always maintained a critical attitude towards the international system in which it is incorporated. 

About the authors

Emidio Diodato is Associate Professor at Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy.
Federico Niglia is Adjunt Professor at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali, Italy.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Diodato, Emidio (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Italy in International Relations: European Benchmark Dates and National Critical Junctures

    Diodato, Emidio (et al.)

    Pages 7-27

  • March 1861. The Challenging Myth of the Post-Imperial Legacy

    Diodato, Emidio (et al.)

    Pages 29-47

  • September 1943. Democratic Transition and International Adjustment

    Diodato, Emidio (et al.)

    Pages 49-73

  • February 1992. Italy in a Post-Bipolar World

    Diodato, Emidio (et al.)

    Pages 75-100

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Hardcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85556-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italy in International Relations
Book Subtitle
The Foreign Policy Conundrum
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55062-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55062-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55061-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85556-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 123
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