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L'Italia e la politica internazionale. Edizione 2005


The sixth volume of the yearbook put out by the IAI and ISPI is devoted to the political and economic events of 2004. Among them, two stand out for their political, legal and economic relevance. The first is the prolungation of the Iraqi impasse, with the continuation of the armed insurrection and the foreign military presence and the scandal involving torture of suspected guerrilla warriors or terrorists in various Iraqi prisons. The other are the developments in the process of European integration that took place during the year, including approval of the Constitutional Treaty and the new enlargement and the shadows cast by the still fragile economic growth and the crisis of the Stability and Growth Pact. The book is divided into four sections. The first provides an overview of world economic policy and politics in 2004, with particular reference to the political, strategic and legal aspects of the war in Iraq and the fight against terrorism. It includes more in-depth views on the general subject of proliferation of arms of mass destruction and the unresolved question of reform of the UN Security Council. The section closes with a chapter dedicated specifically to Italian foreign policy. The second part is dedicated to the process of European integration and, in particular, to the problems linked to approval of the Constitutional Treaty and the evolution of the common foreign and security policy. The international economy and Europe’s macro-economic policy are at the centre of the third part of the volume, which also looks at the global impact of oil policies and the Italian economy’s processes of reform of the instruments supporting internationalisation in the Italian economy. Like other editions before it, the book closes with a number of chapters covering single regional issues such as the Middle East, the Caucasus and Latin America.

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