Common sense and 'national emergency': neoliberal hegemony in 1990s Italy

Davide Bradanini
The object of this analysis is the moment of consensus that was achieved in the Italian political economy in the 1990s, which allowed the élite to implement 'neoliberal' reforms of industrial relations, pensions, labour market, as well as austerity measures. In contrast to previous work on these issues, I apply a neo-Gramscian theoretical approach that is able to overcome the limitations of an institutionalist paradigm without at the same time taking refuge in a form...