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EA’s Political WorldView Podcast: The Referendum That Rocked Rome

EA’s Political WorldView Podcast: The Referendum That Rocked Rome
December 18
08:56 2016

PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who resigned after his loss in the December 4 Italian referendum

In a special edition, the University of Birmingham’s Daniele Albertazzi talk to Political WorldView’s Adam Quinn about the significance of the recent referendum in Italy.

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped down after the defeat of his plan for Constitutional reform, but the subject of the vote was merely the start of issues inside and beyond Italy.

What does the outcome mean for a country, with the rising Five Star political movement? And does this really mark a break between Italy and the European Union — and thus the further decline of the EU?

See also Italy Analysis: Crying Wolf About the Break-Up of Rome and the EU

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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