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Italian Politics – some resources

jnl_cover_ipA couple of new links have been added to our Blogroll (bottom right-hand side, this page). The first is a link to the blog of the Italian Politics Specialist Group (UK). The latest posts (Jan 2014) include papers at a recent conference, notably about the resurrection of Forza Italia, the election of Matteo Renzi as general secretary of the PD, and the attitudes of young Italians to politics. The second is to the Bulletin of Italian Politics, an open access journal with wide topic coverage.

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La legge è uguale per tutti…or is it?

Catherine Williams   La Trobe University

Upon hearing that Italy’s Constitutional Court has today released the reasons for its decision on the conflict between the powers of the President and the powers of Palermo’s Office of Public Prosecutions, the first thing that came to my mind was that comforting phrase inscribed on all Italian courts of law: ‘la legge è uguale per tutti’ (a maxim of such importance it is even given a constitutional guarantee in Article 3 of the Italian Constitution).

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