The Prime Minister’s Office in Italy (1948-2016)

La Presidenza del Consiglio in Italia (1948-2016)

  • Annarita Criscitiello


This work is divided into four parts. The first is an excursus on the difficult birth and organization of the Italian Prime Minister’s office. The second relates the
principal administrative reforms of the core executive during the 80s and 90s with particular attention to the role of the head of government. The third part
concerns the two aspects of the Prime Minister’s role – administration and decision making –during the Silvio Berlusconi era (the longest lasting
government in the history of Republican Italy). Finally, the fourth part proposes an initial analysis of the changes made in the Prime Minister’s office of the Renzi

Keywords: Italian Executive, Italian government, Prime Minister’s Office, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Italian Core Executive, Admistrative Presidency

Jul 16, 2019
How to Cite
CRISCITIELLO, Annarita. The Prime Minister’s Office in Italy (1948-2016). DPCE Online, [S.l.], v. 39, n. 2, july 2019. ISSN 2037-6677. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 may 2024. doi:
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