Module Identifier IT21210  
Module Title MODERN ITALY  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Adriano Vincentelli  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Giovanni Fanton  
Course delivery Lecture   11 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment Continuous assessment   Four tests during the semester   100%  
  Supplementary examination   2 Hours   100%  

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be better able to recognise the peculiarities of Italy, its contradictions and achievements. Furthermore, they should have become familiar with:

Among the world's economic powers, Italy displays some atypical aspects that are often difficult for foreigners to understand and interpret. The module intends to lead students to the discovery of some of these typically Italian traits through the study of Italian political institutions, eoconomic organizations and social manifestations and the role they have had in the recent history of this country.

Reading Lists
Baldassarri, M., Modigliani, F. (eds). (1995) The Italian Economy: what next?. Macmillan
Clark, M.. (1988) Modern Italy 1871-1982. Longman
Faenza, R.. (1977) The Radio Phenomenon in Italy. Council of Europe
Forgacs, D., Lumley, R.. (1996) Italian Cultural Studies: an Introduction. OUP
Fraser, J.. (1981) Italy: society in crisis/society in transformation. Routledge
Ginsborg, P.. (1990) A History of contemporary Italy, Society and Politics 1943-1988. Penguin
Gundle, S., Parker, S.. (1996) The New Italian Republic, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to Berlusconi. Routledge
Niebhur, R.. (1969) Christianity and power politics. Archon Books
Pridham, G.. (1981) The Nature of the Italian Party System. Croom Helm
Quartermaine, L., Pollard, J.. (1985) Italy today: patterns of life and politcs. Univ. of Exeter
Sassoon, D.. (1997) Contemporary Italy - Economy, Society and Politics since 1945. Longman
Spotts, F., Wieser, T.. (1986) Italy a Difficult Democracy: A Survey of Italian Politics. CUP
Stych, F.S.. (1970) How to find out about Italy. Pergamon