ITAL3022

Society and politics of modern Italy

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6

TBC

100% coursework

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Nil

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Nil

Description

Elecitve Course
This course provides an overview of Italian contemporary society and culture in its manifold aspects with particular emphasis on politics. The course explores how various issues that existed prior to Italy’s unification approximately 150 years ago have endured and continue to impact the country today, including the economic gap between the North and the South. It will also examine the existence of organized crime – the Mafia and the Camorra – as well as other legal and illegal organizations that are active players in Italian politics and society. This course is taught in English.

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