Rethinking Italy's shrinking place in the international arena
The international spectator ; Italian journal of international affairs, 2016, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 1-12
ROMERO, Federico, Rethinking Italy's shrinking place in the international arena, The international spectator ; Italian journal of international affairs, 2016, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 1-12 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/45168
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Italy’s international relations are re-examined in a historical perspective from the 1970s to the present. Italy’s foreign policy is shackled by two features inherited from its modern history: a focus on rank and prestige, and a faith in the redemptive character of the EU and other multilateral arrangements. The ‘middle power’ foreign policy model elaborated in the 1980s had a rationale of its own but it can hardly be adapted to the globalised world, nor can it be sustained by a deteriorated economic and societal domestic fabric. Italy has to rethink its basic national interests, adapt its foreign policy tools to new concepts of relevance and influence, and focus on a long-term, concerted effort at domestic regeneration if it is to withstand the challenges at hand.
Published online: 27 Apr 2016
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/45168
Full-text via DOI: 10.1080/03932729.2016.1108613
ISSN: 0393-2729; 1751-9721
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
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