venerdì 2 settembre 2011

Italy Today in Edinburgh

Italy Today and its follow up book in Italian 'Un Paese normale?' will be presented at Thursday 1 December 2011, 6pm Italian Cultural Institute, 82 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh.

martedì 4 gennaio 2011

Italy Today on Foreign Affairs

Italy Today, The sick man of Europe” has been reviewed by the prestigious international magazine Foreign Affairs (the review is by Andrew Moravcsik, Harvard University). You can find it in the first 2011 issue. Here is the link to the online version and here to the PDF. Enjoy!

domenica 25 aprile 2010

Italy Today at University of California

'Italy Today, the sick man of Europe' is starting to appear in the recommended readings of many courses in US and UK on Italian Politics or Contemporary studies.

Here is an example from University of California

mercoledì 7 aprile 2010

Discussion at University of Bath, UK

Integration, Governance and Territorial Identities


Following the recent the publication of "Italy Today: The Sick Man of
Europe" by Routledge (edited by A. Mammone and G. A. Veltri), the
Integration, Governance and Territorial Identities Cluster of the
Department of European Studies and Modern Languages and the European
Research Institute kindly invite to a round table on contemporary

Italy Today: Moral and Ethical Decline?

Monday 19 April, 13.15-15.15

University of Bath, 4 East 3.10

Chair: Gian Luca Gardini (ESML and European Research Institute)

Andrea Mammone (Editor of Italy Today, Kingston University): ‘The
making of the sick man: a moral decline’
Anna Cento Bull (Contributor to Italy Today, ESML): ‘The legacy of the
Cold War and non-reconciliation’
Eva Garau (Contributor to Italy Today, ESML): ‘The Catholic Church,
immigration and national identity’

Endorsements to the book:
“Faced with the attention-seeking antics of Silvio Berlusconi and his
political allies, increasingly the temptation is not to treat Italy
seriously. The great achievement of the contributors to this excellent
volume is to reach behind the façade of political posturing to show
that Italy does matter, because the failure of Italy’s political
system to come up with solutions to the chronic problems facing the
country today poses questions that are relevant to all advanced
democracies. Italy today, but where next?” John Davis, University of

“Written by well known specialists and young researchers from Italy or
outside, this book is dedicated to Contemporary Italy, considered as
the sick man of Europe. All the aspects of its decline are studied in
an interdisciplinary approach.” Marc Lazar, Sciences Po, Paris.

Further information on Italy Today:

domenica 14 marzo 2010

Pictures from our public discussion at LSE

From left to right: Simonia Milio (LSE), John Peet (The Economist), Giuseppe A. Veltri (EU Commission), Andrea Mammone (Kingston University), Marco Simoni (LSE)

giovedì 25 febbraio 2010

Italy Today, the sick man of Europe?

Dear Sir / Madam,

You are cordially invited to the following public lecture within the LSE European Institute Perspectives on Europe Series:

Italy Today: The Sick Man of Europe?
LSE European Institute Perspectives on Europe Series

Andrea Mammone (Editor of Italy Today, Kingston University)
Giuseppe A. Veltri (Editor of Italy Today, European Commission)
Simona Milio (ESOC Lab, London School of Economics)

John Peet (The Economist), Discussant
Fabio Cavalera (Corriere della Sera), Discussant TBC
John Lloyd (Financial Times), Discussant TBC
Marco Simoni (European Institute), Chair

Monday 8 March 2010, 18:30 - 20:00
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building,
London School of Economics and Political Science

This panel discussion coincides with the launch of Italy Today by Routledge. A light reception will follow the event.

mercoledì 17 febbraio 2010

Italy Today now available

Italy Today is now available and it can be purchased on Routledge's website or on Amazon (and most likely should be available in other online bookstores).