Book review. COVID-19 in Italy Social Behavior and Governmental Policies, by Lucia Velotti, Gabriella Punziano, Felice Addeo, Routledge, London 2022


  • Ferdinando Iazzetta University of Roma Sapienza, Italy


book review, COVID-19, Italy


The book, edited by Lucia Velotti, Gabriella Punziano and Felice Addeo illustrates and examines people's perception of risk, their willingness to trust the sources and channels of information available to them and their attitudes towards protective behaviors by analyzing different aspects of the Protective Action Decision Model (PADM) during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy.

Among the main premises for reviewing this highly stimulating volume there are the location and timing issues. The centrality of Italy, the first patient-nation in the Western world to face the pandemic and its crisis with the delicate management between the transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2.


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