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Italy's politics without policy: balancing Atlanticism and Europeanism in the Middle East

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Focusing on Italy's Middle East policies under the second Berlusconi (2001-2006) and the second Prodi (2006-2008) governments, this article assesses the manner and extent to which the observed foreign policy shifts between the two governments can be explained in terms of the rebalancing between a 'Europeanist' and a transatlantic orientation. Arguing that Rome's policy towards the Middle East hinges less on Italy's specific interests and objectives in the region and more on whether the prefer...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/13532940801962033

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Institution:
Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Italy Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
2
Pages:
135-153
Publication date:
2008-05-05
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EISSN:
1469-9877
ISSN:
1353-2944
URN:
uuid:0891cebd-c35c-4374-9fa9-a500ea14c444
Local pid:
ora:3835

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