Module Identifier IT21210  
Module Title MODERN ITALY  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Adriano Vincentelli  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Giovanni Fanton  
Course delivery Lecture   11 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Four tests during the semester  100%
Supplementary Exam2 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:

Brief description

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, economic organizations and social manifestations and the role they have had in the recent history of this country.

Reading Lists

Clark, M. (1988) Modern Italy 1871-1982 Longman
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
Holmes, G. (ed) The Oxford Illustrated History of Italy Oxford University Press
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
Ward, W. Getting it right in Italy - a manual for the 1990s Bloomsbury


This module is at CQFW Level 5