Ugo M. Amoretti

Ugo M. Amoretti┬áis a researcher in political science at the University of Genoa. He holds a doctorate from the University of Florence, where his research focused on comparative federalism. From 1998 to 1999, and again in the summer of 2000, he was a visiting fellow at Princeton University’s Center of International Studies.

April 2002, Volume 13, Issue 2

A New Look at Federalism: Italy Decentralizes

Italy has long mixed great local and regional diversity with a unitary approach to governance. In October 2001, however, Italian voters approved a series of changes to their country’s Constitution that could mark a decisive turn toward federalism.