Berlusconi 'The Diplomat'. Populism and Foreign Policy in Italy

This book analyses the foreign policy of Silvio Berlusconi, Italian media tycoon and politician who served as Prime Minister of Italy in four governments. The authors examine the Italian position in the international arena and its foreign policy tradition, as well as Berlusconi’s general political stance, Berlusconi’s foreign policy strategies and the impact of those strategies in Italy. Given that Berlusconi is considered a populist leader, the volume considers his foreign policy as an instance of populist foreign policy – an understudied but increasingly relevant topic.

Details: 
Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, xvi, 226 p.
ISBN/ISSN/DOI: 
978-3-319-97261-9, 978-3-319-97262-6 (ebk), 10.1007/978-3-319-97262-6
Publication date: 
07/09/2018

Introducing Silvio Berlusconi
Prologue
1. Italy in the Post-Cold War Landscape: In Search of a New Identity
2. Populism and Foreign Policy in Italy: An Overview
3. (Re-)Public Diplomacy: Silvio the Storyteller
4. The ‘New Diplomatic Look’: Silvio the Reformer
5. Berlusconi’s Security Policy and the Global Financial Crisis
6. Italy and the EU in the Berlusconi Governments
7. Populism and Foreign Policy in Italy: The Legacy
8. Epilogue
Bibliography
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