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97 THREE Italy Elisabetta Ruspini and Maria Letizia Tanturri The cultural and policy context of fatherhood Italy occupies a rather peculiar position among Western countries when it comes to family policy in general, as well as to policies directed at fathers in particular. The historical development of the Italian welfare state does not derive from a consistent policy line or recognisable cultural matrix. The original liberal and later corporatist welfare state was politically discredited in the post-war years, and it was never replaced with a coherent

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Introduction Italy is historically characterised by an excessive length of both civil and criminal proceedings and, as a result, by a massive judicial backlog in comparison to its European peers ( Council of Europe, 2022 ). After a long period of austerity and budget cuts, which were also reflected in a severe understaffing of its judicial offices ( Vecchi, 2018 ; Vigour, 2018 ), in 2021 Italy was one of the main beneficiaries of the Next Generation EU programme. The resulting National Recovery and Resilience Plan, which covers the period from 2021 to 2026

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239 Families, Relationships and Societies • vol 4 • no 2 • 239–51 • © Policy Press 2015 • #FRS ISSN 2046 7435 • ISSN 2046 7466 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204674315X14236617437428 The intergenerational transmission of fatherhood: perspectives from the UK and Italy Maria Letizia Bosoni, Catholic University of Milan, Italy marialetizia.bosoni@unicatt.it Sarah Baker, Oxford Brookes University, UK sarahbaker@brookes.ac.uk This article explores the issue of intergenerational transmission of caring practices and parental style, focusing specifically on findings

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Key messages National economic and fiscal policymaking is increasingly impacted by European governance, but negotiated with domestic capital. The so-called Italian populist government did not challenge European governance in its social content (that is, neoliberal restructuring). Business interests, that are not necessarily homogenous, are significant in understanding the trajectory of Italian authoritarian neoliberalism. Introduction ‘This EU is over’ Luigi Di Maio, leader of Five Star Movement (quoted in Ilsole24ore, 2018a ) ‘European

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415 Families, Relationships and Societies • vol 7 • no 3 • 415–30 • ©Policy Press • 2018 Print ISSN 2046 7435 • Online ISSN 2046 7433 • https://doi.org/10.1332/204674318X15384701228338 Accepted for publication 04 September 2018 • First published online 16 November 2018 article Transmitting marriage models across generations: narratives of mothers and daughters between Morocco and Italy Giulia D’Odorico, giuliadodorico@hotmail.com FISPPA, University of Padua, Italy This article explores the processes of construction of gender and sexuality in the life course

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295 Families, Relationships and Societies • vol 4 • no 2 • 295–308 • © Policy Press 2015 • #FRS Print ISSN 2046 7435 • Online ISSN 2046 7443 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204674315X14355852351781 “I’d like to but I can’t”: the implementation of the Italian Act on parental leave Sara Mazzucchelli, sara.mazzucchelli@unicatt.it Giovanna Rossi, giovann.rossi@unicatt.it Catholic University of Milan, Italy The male breadwinner family model has long been the hegemonic cultural model in Italy. This has defined family members’ relationship with the employment system

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245 Policy & Politics vol 36 no 2 • 245–59 (2008) © The Policy Press, 2008 • ISSN 0305 5736 Key words: civil society • immigration policy • conflictual cooperation • Italy Final submission June 2007 • Acceptance August 2007 The role of civil society in immigration policy making in Italy: changing patterns of conflictual cooperation Emanuela Bozzini and Stefano Fella This article seeks to explain models of inclusion of civil society actors in the immigration policy process (and particularly matters related to the social integration of immigrants) in Italy

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Key messages This article explores coalition-building in feminist movements in times of neoliberal crisis in Spain and Italy. The ability to bridge socio-economic grievances and feminist demands is key for successful feminist mobilisation. Grievances shape coalition-building both within feminist milieus and between feminist and other struggles. Feminist coalitions in (anti-)austerity times The outbreak of the economic crisis in 2008 was met with the mass mobilisation of citizens, especially in the European periphery. Anti-austerity protests

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79 FIVE Social workers affecting social policy in italy Annamaria Campanini and Carla Facchini1 Social work and the welfare state in italy Social work developed in Italy immediately after the Second World War with an orientation towards values of democracy and solidarity and seeking to address the material and moral damage that civil society was facing. At the Tremezzo convention, which can be regarded as the founding moment of Italian social work (servizio sociale), the political foundations of social assistance were explicitly recognised (Dellavalle

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Salvatore Zecchini* University of Rome 'Tor Vergata', via di Tor Vergata, 00173 Roma - Italy Italy's Economic Policy in the Age of the Euro Abstract - Italy's participation in the EMU entails majors shifts in its economic policy ap­ proach, involving the full spectrum of policy domains, and not just the monetary area alone. The author presents an overview of the main changes, highlighting a number of critical is­ sues that have emerged. Italy's need for higher growth over the business cycle can hardly be met through a unified monetary policy that is attuned

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