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Introduction: A mountain giving birth to a mouse? On the impact and legacy of Silvio Berlusconi in Italy

  • Daniele Albertazzi (a1) and James L. Newell (a2)

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Love him or loathe him, Silvio Berlusconi is widely assumed to be Europe's most remarkable politician of recent decades, one who has not only affected the nature of electoral competition or the shape of the party system in Italy, but one who has influenced the country's political agenda to the extent that he himself and his role in politics have for long periods been the most important issues around which party competition has taken place.

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Introduction: A mountain giving birth to a mouse? On the impact and legacy of Silvio Berlusconi in Italy

  • Daniele Albertazzi (a1) and James L. Newell (a2)

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