The Sub-State Politics of Welfare in Italy: Assessing the Effect of Territorial Mobilization on the Development of Region-Specific Social Governance


This article demonstrates that the political mobilization of regional identities through the creation of regionalist parties has positively impacted on the development of region-specific models of welfare governance in Italy. This means that, in a decentralized country, the ‘centre-periphery’ cleavage may significantly influence the sub-state politics of welfare.

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Divisions: School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Regional & Federal Studies on 29 May 2014, available online at:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decentralization,territorial mobilization,welfare ,Italy
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Related URLs: https://www.tan ... 566.2014.909812 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2014-08-08
Authors: Vampa, Davide (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5983-5422)



Version: Accepted Version

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