Italy’s Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: A Contested Nature?

Marchi, Ludovica and Whitman, Richard G. and Edwards, Geoffrey, eds. (2013) Italy’s Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: A Contested Nature? Routledge Advances in European Politics . Routledge, London, 246 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-53834-3. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Italy’s foreign policy has often been dismissed as too idiosyncratic, inconsistent and lacking ambition. This book offers new insights into the position Italy has attained in the international community in the 21st century. It explores how the country has sought to take advantage of its passage from a bipolar to a multipolar system and assesses the ways in which it has engaged internationally, its new responsibilities, and the manner in which it conducts its policies in the pursuit of its interests, whether political or commercial. It argues that although Italy is engaged internationally, there is a gap between its actions and what it actually delivers, and as long as this gap continues Italy is likely to remain a partial and unreliable foreign policy actor. Divided into three parts, this book explores: the context and processes which characterise Italy’s external action its relations with crucial countries and regions such as the US, the EU, and the BRICs its security and defence policies.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: foreign policy, Italy, European union
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Global Europe Centre
Depositing User: Richard G Whitman
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2015 17:24 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 10:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50485 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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