Ch 14: Government of Italy

About This Chapter

Watch engaging video lessons to learn about the government of Italy. Use the quick quizzes that follow these lessons to test your knowledge of the material.

Government of Italy - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Italy is governed by three distinct branches of the Democratic Republic. This chapter provides an in-depth look at the roles and powers held by each of these branches. Subject-matter experts lead these video lessons and teach you about Italy's president, Constitution and political parties. When you've watched all the lessons in this chapter, you'll have knowledge of:

  • Political rebuilding efforts after World War II
  • Development of the Italian Constitution
  • Key political parties and coalitions
  • Development of the First and Second Republics of Italy

Video Objectives
An Overview of the Democratic Republic of Italy Explore the key elements of Italy's Democratic Republic.
Post-war Italy: New Republic and Social & Economic Rebuilding Delve into economic recovery plans implemented after World War II and learn how the new democracy emerged.
The Italian Constitution: History, Development & Main Points Outline critical components of the Italian Constitution and witness the events that took place during its development.
The Powers & Election of the President of Italy Determine how the President is appointed and learn about the roles and powers held by the President.
The Executive Branch of the Democratic Republic of Italy Describe the roles of Italy's Prime Minister and Cabinet. Assess the structure of this branch of the government and the powers held by its members.
The Legislative Branch of the Democratic Republic of Italy Determine how the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate are appointed and analyze their roles and the powers they hold.
The Judicial Branch of the Democratic Republic of Italy Explore the structure of the Judicial Branch and the roles of the Judiciary of Italy, Constitutional Court of Italy and Court of Cassation.
Political Parties & Coalitions of Italy Describe the major political parties of Italy, such as the Italian People's Party and Christian Democratic Center. Ascertain key details about coalitions like the Olive Tree Coalition and House of Freedoms.
The History of the First & Second Republics of Italy Illuminate major events and components of the First and Second Republics of Italy.

8 Lessons in Chapter 14: Government of Italy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
An Overview of the Democratic Republic of Italy

1. An Overview of the Democratic Republic of Italy

In this lesson, we will explore the Democratic Republic of Italy. We will look at its history, examine Italy's Constitution, and explore the nation's governmental structures.

The Italian Constitution: History, Development & Main Points

2. The Italian Constitution: History, Development & Main Points

In this lesson, we will study the Italian Constitution. We will pay special attention to its history and development, its major parts, and its amendments.

The Powers & Election of the President of Italy

3. The Powers & Election of the President of Italy

In this lesson, we'll look closely at the president of the Republic of Italy. We'll focus especially on the president's election, role, and daily duties.

The Executive Branch of the Democratic Republic of Italy

4. The Executive Branch of the Democratic Republic of Italy

In this lesson, we will discuss Italy's executive branch. We will focus especially on the appointment and duties of the prime minister and the Council of Ministers.

The Legislative Branch of the Democratic Republic of Italy

5. The Legislative Branch of the Democratic Republic of Italy

In this lesson, we will explore Italy's legislative branch, especially the structure, election, and functions of its two Houses, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.

The Judicial Branch of the Democratic Republic of Italy

6. The Judicial Branch of the Democratic Republic of Italy

In this lesson, we will discuss Italy's judicial branch. We will focus especially on its basic characteristics, its leadership, and its variety of courts.

Political Parties & Coalitions of Italy

7. Political Parties & Coalitions of Italy

In this lesson, we will explore Italy's political parties. We will examine some party history, meet some of the current parties, and take a look at a few historical and modern coalitions.

The History of the First & Second Republics of Italy

8. The History of the First & Second Republics of Italy

In this lesson, we will explore Italy's history from the end of World War II to the modern day. We will pay special attention to the establishment and characteristics of the First and Second Republics.

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