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Bringing jointly a variety of experts of their respective fields, the ebook offers a mix of unique examine with primary questions about why states remain jointly, and certainly why occasionally they crumble. while and lower than what stipulations is the separation of 1 a part of a kingdom from one other justified? Written in an available and knowledgeable demeanour, the authors search to respond to this query at the foundation of ten case stories and a normal evaluation of the literature and theories of the query.

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60 This juxtaposition has been translated into the popular images—which originated in the nineteenth century—of a ‘European’ North as opposed to an ‘African’ South, frequently deployed by the Lega Nord. It acquired particular saliency in the early 1990s, when Italy's huge public debt caused general anxiety about whether the country would be admitted into the European Monetary Union (which it joined in 1998). This anxiety gave added weight to the Lega's proposal to liberate the North from the burden of the South, held to be responsible for this debt.

4, 55–80. Appendix I, Table F 216 shows the relation between firms registered and firms financed in 1971, and Table H 218, the regional distribution of loans and finance granted between 1952 and 1960 under Law 949 of 1952. Within northern Italy, these subsidies particularly favoured the regions outside the industrial triangle of Milan-Turin-Genoa, the so-called Third Italy. , ‘The Politics of Industrial Districts in Lombardy: Replacing Christian Democracy with the Northern League’, The Italianist 13 (1993), 204–29.

The pertinence of identities can thus be evaluated only by focusing on their contemporary political content and relevance. From this viewpoint, the 56 Tullio Di Mauro, ‘Linguistic Variety and Linguistic Minorities’, in David Forgacs and Robert Lumley, Italian Cultural Studies. An Introduction (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1996), 88–101, esp. pp. 95–8. ), Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800 (London, Routledge, 1999), 111–22, at p. 118. ITALY AND THE LEGA NORD 27 ethnic version of the ‘Padanian’ identity emerges as a partisan construction with as yet little or no relevance for outsiders.

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