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TitleBerlusconi ‘The Diplomat’ [electronic resource] : Populism and Foreign Policy in Italy / by Emidio Diodato, Federico Niglia
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XVI, 226 p. online resource


This book analyses the foreign policy of Silvio Berlusconi, Italian media tycoon and politician who served as Prime Minister of Italy in four governments. The authors examine the Italian position in the international arena and its foreign policy tradition, as well as Berlusconi’s general political stance, Berlusconi’s foreign policy strategies and the impact of those strategies in Italy. Given that Berlusconi is considered a populist leader, the volume considers his foreign policy as an instance of populist foreign policy – an understudied but increasingly relevant topic. Emidio Diodato is Associate Professor of International Politics and Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at University ‘per Stranieri’ of Perugia, Italy. Federico Niglia is Adjunct Professor of International History in the Department of Political Sciences of the LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, Italy


Chapter 1: Italy in the post-Cold War landscape: in search of a new identity -- Chapter 2: Populism and foreign policy in Italy: an overview -- Chapter 3: (Re-)Public Diplomacy. Silvio the storyteller -- Chapter 4. The ‘new diplomatic look’. Silvio the reformer -- Chapter 5: Security policy and the global finance crisis -- Chapter 6: Berlusconi and the EU -- Chapter 7: Populism and foreign policy in Italy: the legacy -- Chapter 8: Epilogue

Europe-Politics and government International relations Italy-History World politics Political theory European Politics. Foreign Policy. History of Italy. Political History. Political Theory.


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