Robert Leonardi

Robert Leonardi
LUISS Guido Carli, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali | Luiss · School of Government

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The volume has presented ten chapters divided into four parts looking at different aspects of the dynamics of federalist systems over time. Part IV is represented by this concluding chapter which looks at the recent European experience and how it has changed at the supranational level. We will not discuss what has happened within nation-states beca...
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The thesis of this paper is that the Italian Communists are attempting to implement a top-initiated response to increasing societal demands for government services and the crisis of confidence in local politics in blending together technocratic-efficiency elements in the management of public affairs along with sustained grassroots participation. We...
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The article looks at the role of social norms as elements in the facilitation of regional economic development in underdeveloped areas. Drawing upon the findings of "Making Democracy Work: Civic traditions in Modern Italy, " the argument is made that social norms play a vital role in determining a region's potential for economic growth. In the case...
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Why do some new representative institutions succeed and others fail? This article tests several hypotheses about the ecology of institutional performance, drawing on a ten-year study of Italian regional governments. Institutional success is greater where socioeconomic development is more advanced, where the political culture is participant and soci...
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This article addresses the alternatives posed by urban decentralization as a new institutional framework within which change in city planning goals and administrative practices can take place. Considering that, traditionally, the professions of city planning and public administration have been haunted by a low level of implementation of plans and a...
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How stable are elite survey responses over time? Scattered previous research casts doubt on the standard assumption that elite political attitudes are significantly more stable than mass attitudes. After a discussion of problems of interpreting and measuring attitude stability, this study presents evidence from a six-year panel survey of Italian re...
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Análisis de los nuevos gobiernos regionales en Italia, que abarca dos décadas -desde la creación de tales instancias en 1970- y muestra la importancia del sentido cívico en el desarrollo de instituciones políticas exitosas. Tras veinte años de examinar la eficacia de estos gobiernos en campos como la agricultura, la vivienda y los servicios de salu...

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