The Italian Expatriate Vote in Australia : Democratic Right, Democratic Wrong or Political Opportunism?
Format Paperback | 290 pages
Dimensions 146 x 208mm
Publication date 30 Sep 2008
Publisher Connor Court Publishing
Publication City/Country Ballarat, Australia
By (author) Bruno Mascitelli , By (author) Simone Battiston
In the 2006 elections, the Italian expatriate vote helped provide the centre-left coalition led by Romano Prodi a slender but winning majority. Italian expatriates in Australia voted by post and for the first time elected their two representatives in the Italian Parliament. This book explores and analyses the divergent views of the Italian expatriate vote, which for some is a democratic right for others a democratic wrong and others again political opportunism. This study is based on fresh data and literature, opinions and comments gathered from eligible voters as well as players and practitioners in the field of migrant politics.