Italy Today 2003.


Italy Today 2003.

Social picture and trends

Printed Edition


Pages: 224

ISBN: 9788846460745

Edition: 1a edizione 2004

Publisher code: 2000.1082

Availability: Discreta

Since 1967, the Censis Foundation (Center for Social Studies and Policies) has been publishing its annual Report on Italy's social situation. Policymakers, businessmen and experts in economic and social policies make large use of its well-structured comments, data and interpretations. Censis's Report is definitely the most highly qualified text for self-appraisal on the part of Italian society.

The Report is traditionally comprised of different sections. First, an introductory essay ("General Considerations") which evaluates the main social issues concerning Italy during the year. Part 2 ("Italy in 2003") contains a wealth of information which forms the basis of an in-depth analysis of the most relevant socioeconomic changes in view of identifying any regular phenomena. Part 3 ("Areas of Social Policy") probes ongoing processes in a variety of spheres such as education, welfare, work, territory and networks, the economy and the environment. Finally, Part 4 ("Means and Procedures") addresses two spheres such as public administration and communications which play a strategic role in view of social policies.

This book is an abridged version of Censis's 37th annual report for 2003 and is meant as an original tool for foreign observers to assess current trends in Italian society.

Parte I. General Consideration
Parte II. Italian Society in the Year 2003
Centrifugal Forces
(Selectivity in consumer behavior; Adolescents' uneasy infringements; The rise in on-subordinated immigrants; The dark summer of the elderly; Each for himself)
Adjustements without revival
(The economy creates new social behavior; Difficulties in staying power; Multiples without innovation; The commanded ethicality of new lifestyles; Confusing devolution)
Nostalgias and frustation caused bt compacting
(Unequal ifletion; Privatizations with oligopolitics results; A relational rather than individual character)
Parte III. Areas of social policy
Educational and training
(Lifelong learning: for many but not yet for all; University priorities; transition and consolidation; "Vissi d'arte". Potentiality and Innovation in Higher Artistic and Musical Education; The European Social Fund's mid-term performance, 2000-2006; Does Italin innovation depend on human resources?)
The labor market
(The quality and quantity of labor: what trend follows growth?; Immigrants and women: how much they "count" for Italy; Resources for development: the family; Resources for development: professionals; Resources for development: profit and non-profit)
The welfare system
(The disenchantement with healthcare devolution; The virtuous interlacing of health and beauty; The fears of people who have children; Testing out new forms of healthcare; The unattainable pension of young people; An Italian best practice: the transplants network)
Territory and networks
(The conflict between state and regions on territorial issues; The risk that the processes begun by infrastructure policies may come to a standstill: scarcity of resources and institutional conflicts; Exploitation of the historical building stock; Quality and localism in the new village culture; A new social cohesion evolves on the territory; The renewed social demand for road safety; The social value of food production)
Economic players in the development process
(Leveling out deloplment and re-launching levers; The multiple Ways of Italian Internationalization; From localism to geocommunities; Industrial districts between society, communication and the territory; The forgotten South; Re-launching the Adriatic Platform; Energy uncertainty: the economy and common perception)
Parte IV. Means and procedures
(Youngsters and the media pyramid; Globals and Metropolitans; Italian youngsters and books; Italian Youngsters and mobile phones; Italian youths and the Internet; The ideal media; Minors and TV programs: Italians protest; TV programs and the disabled; The music industry: the crisis of the busines model, the decline of SMEs)
(Company digitalization; Families online: the interactivity barrier; Where ethics and innovation meet; Choices made by local Public Administrations in stage two of e-government; Neglected expectations)
Security and law enforcement
(The need for secure life; The slow decline of crime rates; When crime becomes a business; Communicating security; Citizens as leading players in collective security; The controversial players in collective security; The controversial situation of relations with immigrants; Lost adolescence)
Looking through figures
(Foreword; Tables)
(Societal self-awareness: from great goals to the emergence of spontaneous processes; From the "submerged" to the "emerged" economy; The pride of stability; Difficult relations between society and institutions; Consolidation and the need for maturity; Beyond priliferation; From revolutionary euphoria to an endless, wearisome transition; Something is moving in the enduring static nature of Italy's atomized society)
Censis: an observer on the watch
(What is Censis?).

Serie: Varie

Subjects: Censis

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