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Claudio Bozzi

Claudio Bozzi

Claudio Bozzi is a barrister practising in commercial matters with a special interest in shipping and maritime law, and the legal implications of technical innovation, and a Lecturer at Deakin University where he teaches the rules of proceedings, equity, and trusts.

Claudio Bozzi reviews ‘The Shortest History of Italy’ by Ross King

May 2024, no. 464 22 April 2024
This book is orthodox in its range (from the foundation of Rome to the Covid pandemic), organised into specific historical periods (Renaissance, Illuminismo, Risorgimento), and traditional in telling history largely through eminent biographies and great historical events. A book aimed at a general readership cannot enter into the debates of ancient historiography. The author acknowledges that att ... (read more)

'Under the beach umbrellas: Italy’s fragile political system’s new test' by Claudio Bozzi

October 2022, no. 447 26 September 2022
In 1994, Italian photographer Massimo Vitali, seeking to understand the Italy which had swept Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia (FI) comprehensively into power, took his camera to the beach at Marina di Pietrasanta ‘to see who the Italians were … [and] to understand their attitudes … at that precise moment in history’. In 2022, Italian politics returns to the beaches for a campagna baln ... (read more)

'The keys to the castle: Restoring a sense of the primacy of science' by Claudio Bozzi

April 2021, no. 430 23 March 2021
President Joe Biden has given cause to hope that the position of Science Advisor to the President of the United States might be returned to a position of influence after years of neglect under Donald Trump’s presidency. Biden nominated Eric Lander of MIT and, for the first time, elevated the advisor’s role to a Cabinet-level position. Lander will also sit on the National Science and Technology ... (read more)

Claudio Bozzi reviews 'The Italians' by John Hooper

August 2015, no. 373 30 July 2015
The Economist’s foreign correspondent John Hooper turns to a quintessentially English theme: Italians. Italians seem to be a sort of recurring obsession, a presence that periodically intrudes into the English imaginary. The cultural construction of Italy is a particularly sensitive and timely topic in the context of debates about the future of Europe. The attempt to define and assess any EU memb ... (read more)