Italy Report 1992

The 1992 Italy Report, now in its fourth edition, has been based on six dichotomies, illustrated by six essays accompanied by sixty phenomenological files. Through the “dialectic of opposites”, the volume analyses the evolution and changes in society and highlights the most representative themes of current events.

With its 800 pages, the Report is a useful tool for understanding a changing Italy.

The dichotomies identified and contained in the Report are:




The event and the expectation

by Gian Maria Fara, President of Eurispes



  1. The criminal emergency: all the crime figures
  2. Crime and Punishment”:                 Italians and crime
  3. Hunting fraud: thirty years of NAS anti-fraud activities
  4. Environmental crime: the activities of the NOE
  5. The “Big Bang”: the 5 April elections
  6. Under indictment: the family in the 1990s
  7. Violence against women: the activities of the Telefono Rosa (Pink Helpline)
  8. The poisoned chalice: the scourge of alcoholism between market consumption and pathology
  9. The culture of the “high”: drugs from consumption to prevention
  10. The “operators of the mind”: the market of the psyche



  1. Citizenship denied: the elderly and the institutions
  2. The silver pastures: power in the third age
  3. The gender handicap: discrimination against women in the workplace
  4. Denied protection: women and work
  5. Female power: women who “count” in Italy
  6. The map of power: who rules in Italy
  7. The world of youth: apparent rights and those which are denied
  8. The “green” law: ecology and the new rights of the citizen
  9. Blurred rights: information and disinformation in Milan’s public administration
  10. In the eye of the storm: public administration in Milan



  1. Who was De Gasperi? The collective memory of young people
  2. Young people and institutions: civic education in Italian schools
  3. The rock archipelago: young people’s musical enjoyment
  4. The textbook in Italian schools
  5. The absent institution: museums, art galleries and libraries in Italy
  6. The book in Italy: publishing market and cultural consumption
  7. The thousand lights of the stage: prose, ballet, music
  8. The knowledge factory: the university system in Italy
  9. The values of Italians
  10. Catholic Italy: the ecclesial community between commitment and proposal



  1. The mass media map: mass communications in Italy
  2. The hundred users: the attitude of Italians towards mass communications
  3. Electronic information: journalistic broadcasts on radio and television
  4. The Gutenberg galaxy: daily and periodical information
  5. The great swindle: television fiction, trash-TV and gossip press
  6. The masters of communication: ownership structures in mass communication
  7. The dream factory: advertising communication in Italy
  8. Mass pornography: sexual misinformation and the communication market
  9. The football tribe: football and communication
  10. Mass-media and crime: the Italians’ attitude towards the “anti-crime” mass-media message



  1. The internationalisation of the Italian economy
  2. The masters of the world: the G7 countries
  3. Is the lira worth a lira? The inflationary dynamics of the Italian economy
  4. The great spectre: unemployment
  5. Italian economic policy
  6. Old people’s money: the Italian pension system
  7. Opulent Italy: income and consumption between crisis and Wealth
  8. The “count” of Italians: demography and development in Italy
  9. Is home a right or a luxury?
  10. How much does a vote cost the Treasury?



  1. Inequalities in Europe
  2. Every man for himself: localism and fragmentation in the 5th April vote
  3. The Glass Palace: the activities of members of parliament in the tenth legislature
  4. The crime map: criminal activities in the Southern regions
  5. The crisis of the “balente”: crime and citizenship in Sardinia
  6. In the shadow of the Mole: the quality of life in Turin
  7. On the banks of the Arno: the quality of life in Florence
  8. The Bolognese way: quality of life in Bologna
  9. A look at the South: quality of life in Salerno
  10. ” Development self-programming” in the South: the case of Agrigento




Order/Disorder • Rights/Duties Memory/Utopia Information/Disinformation • Production/ Profligacy Localism/Centralism

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