The abolition of public funding for political parties in Italy

After several partial reform attempts, in 2012, direct public funding for Italian political parties was abolished, while indirect public funding is still provided through 2×1000 tax (but binding the destination to the chosen party) and through tax deductions of party donations.What kind of public policy is indirect public funding for political parties? Try to apply Lowi’s and Wilson’s typologies arguing your choices.


4 thoughts on “The abolition of public funding for political parties in Italy”

  1. This new policy, in lowi’s typologies, can be included in policy regulation. It stops a distribution policy, which distributed public funding to all political parties.
    The new policy is a regulation policy because it establish the ban, for all parties, to receive direct public funding and it establish rules for indirect public funding, at discretion of people. It establish the possibility to devolve 2×1000.
    with this policy cost are just on people who want to devolve 2×1000 to parties. the benefit are just on the parties, and in particular on stongst. So this policy belong to the first kind of wilson’s typologies, because costs and benefits are amass on few.

      1. This policy cannot be considered as a distributive policy because it doesn’ t give resource to italian political parties.
        it establish that citizens can choose if to devolve 2×1000 to parties or not. it’d be considered as a distributive policy if it’d establish a direct tax on salary to be able to devolve public funding for Italian political parties.

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