• Section A) The theory and practise of the federal states and multi-level systems of government
  • Section B) Global governance and international organizations
  • Section C) Regional integration processes
  • Section D) Federalism as a political idea
  • Subsection of Section D
    3.Federalist authors, personalities and organizations
    Items of Subsection 1.Federalism
    Levinson Sanford
    An Argument Open to All. Reading "The Federalist" in the 21st Century »
    Yale University Press , 2015
    In An Argument Open to All, renowned legal scholar Sanford Levinson takes a novel approach to what is perhaps America’s most famous political tract. Rather than concern himself with the authors as historical figures, or how The Federalist helps us understand the original intent of the framers of the Constitution, Levinson examines each essay for the political wisdom it can offer us today. In eighty-five short essays, each keyed to a different essay in The Federalist, he considers such questions as whether present generations can rethink their constitutional arrangements; how much effort we should exert to preserve America’s traditional culture; and whether The Federalist’s arguments even suggest the desirability of world government.
    Kavalski Emilian, Zolkos Magdalena (eds.)
    Defunct Federalisms »
    Ashgate , Aldershot , 2008
    Since the end of the Cold War the global arena has become a place for dynamic change, in particular for federal political units. The focus on defunct federalisms draws attention not only to the difference between state-making and nation building, it also points to the fact that state-making does not necessarily lead to the creation of a national identity.This comparative volume looks at the track record of several defunct federalisms to identify options that have been overlooked and decisions that precipitated the collapse. Bringing together insights from the study of state failure and federal collapse, it examines the ways in which parallel assessment is crucial for suggesting the complex structures of identity accommodation in federal entities.The volume is ideal for advanced undergraduates and graduate students as well as university lecturers and researchers working on the issues related to contemporary federalism, history of federal units and the questions of national identity.
    Malandrino Corrado
    Democrazia e federalismo nell'Italia unita »
    Claudiana , Torino , 2012
    Levi Lucio, Bordino Giampiero, Mosconi Antonio
    Federalism A Political Theory for Our Time »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2016
    This volume is a collection of essays published between 1999 and 2015 in the review The Federalist Debate. The book highlights the issue of federalism intended as a theoretical paradigm to interpret the major problems of our age, and in particular the issues of peace and war in a world characterized by an uncontrolled globalization.
    Castaldi Roberto
    Federalism and Material Interdependence »
    Giuffré , Milan , 2008
    Introduction - The theoretical context of the federalist analysis of material interdependence - Historical materialism and the complex concept of "mode of production" - The interaction between the evolution of the means of production and the relations of production and forms of integration - Towards a theory of material interdependence.
    Robertson David Brian
    Federalism and the Making of America »
    Routledge , New York , 2011
    Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation’s past, present, and future. Federalism—the division of government authority between the national government and the states—affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. In this nuanced and comprehensive overview, David Brian Robertson shows that past choices shape present circumstances, and that a deep understanding of American government, public policy, political processes, and society requires an understanding of the key steps in federalism’s evolution in American history. The most spectacular political conflicts in American history have been fought on the battlefield of federalism, including states’ rights to leave the union, government power to regulate business, and responses to the problems of race, poverty, pollution, abortion, and gay rights. Federalism helped fragment American politics, encourage innovation, foster the American market economy, and place hurdles in the way of efforts to mitigate the consequences of economic change. Federalism helped construct the path of American political development. Federalism and the Making of America is a sorely needed text that treats the politics of federalism systematically and accessibly, making it indispensible to all students and scholars of American politics.
    Beck Hans, Funke Peter (eds.)
    Federalism in Greek Antiquity »
    Cambridge University Press , Cambridge , 2015
    The world of ancient Greece witnessed some of the most sophisticated and varied experiments with federalism in the pre-modern era. In the volatile interstate environment of Greece, federalism was a creative response to the challenge of establishing regional unity, while at the same time preserving a degree of local autonomy. To reconcile the forces of integration and independence, Greek federal states introduced, for example, the notion of proportional representation, the stratification of legal practice, and a federal grammar of festivals and cults. Federalism in Greek Antiquity provides the first comprehensive reassessment of the topic. It comprises detailed contributions on all federal states in Aegean Greece and its periphery. With every chapter written by a leading expert in the field, the book also incorporates thematic sections that place the topic in a broader historical and social-scientific context.
    Meldolesi Luca
    Federalismo democratico. Per un dialogo tra uguali »
    Rubbettino , Soveria Mannelli , 2010
    Peyronel Susanna, Giordano Filippo Maria (a cura di)
    Federalismo e Resistenza. Il crocevia della Dichiarazione di Chivasso (1943) »
    Claudiana , Torino , 2015

    Table of contents and Introduction
    Bottaro Giuseppe
    Federalismo e democrazia in America. Da Alexander Hamiltom a Herbert Croly »
    Aracne , Roma , 2013
    Meldolesi Luca (ed.)
    Federalismo oltre le contraffazioni »
    Guida , Napoli , 2012
    Grimaldi Giorgio
    Federalismo, ecologia politica e partiti verdi »
    Giuffré , Milan , 2005
    Levi Lucio
    Federalist Thinking »
    University Press of America , Lanham, Md. , 2008
    Federalist Thinking is an attempt to achieve a synthesis among several intellectual contributions in order to reassess the nature of federalism. Professor Lucio Levi points out unobserved relationships among classical thinkers belonging to distant, and generally unrelated, cultural areas. These areas include political and constitutional thinking (from The Federalist Papers to Kenneth Wheare), international relations, philosophy (Immanuel Kant), law, economics (Lionel Robbins and Luigi Einaudi), and history (John R. Seeley and John Fiske). The study also explores the federalist aspect of different political tendencies such as liberalism, democracy, socialism, communism and nationalism (Giuseppe Mazzini). The most recent development of federalism is the trend to become an independent political behavior, represented by towering personalities such as Altiero Spinelli and Albert Einstein, who were among the founders respectively of the movements for European and world unification. A concise and comprehensive account of the development of federalism from its starting point in history to present, this book focuses on disparaging theories and delves into that history.
    Preda Daniela, Levi Guido (a cura di)
    Genova, Liguria, Europa. Protagonisti del federalismo nel secondo dopoguerra »
    Genova University Press , Genova , 2016
    Zanzi Luigi
    Il federalismo e la critica della ragion politica »
    Lacaita Editore , Manduria, Bari, Roma , 2014
    Bearzot Cinzia
    Il federalismo greco »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2014
    Levi Lucio
    Il pensiero federalista »
    Laterza , Roma-Bari , 2002
    Heidemann Dietmar, Stoppenbrink Katja (eds.)
    Join, or Die – Philosophical Foundations of Federalism »
    De Gruyter , 2016
    Research on federalism is rarely concerned with its philosophical foundations. However, arguments on why and how best to organise a plurality of states in a multilevel political order have first been discussed by philosophers and continue to inspire contemporary reasoning on international and supranational relations not only in political philosophy. This book offers a unique overview of the philosophical foundations of federalism from both a historical and a systematic perspective. The analyses proposed by renowned scholars from the US and from several European countries cover classic writers such as Hobbes and the authors of the Federalist Papers, Kant and Rawls, and range from anthropological justifications of federal orders to contemporary problems of EU constitutionalism, the principle of subsidiarity and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The book is of relevance to anyone interested in philosophical justifications of federalism.
    Parent Christophe
    Le concept d'État fédéral multinational. Essai sur l'union des peuples »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2011
    Gagnon Alain-G.
    Oltre la nazione unificatrice (in difesa del federalismo multinazionale) »
    Bononia University Press , Bologna , 2008

    Italian edition - Synopsis

    The Case for Multinational Federalism New York, Routledge, 2009
    English edition: Synopsis
    Berardi Silvia, Vale Giangiacomo (a cura di)
    Ripensare il federalismo. Prospettive storico-filosofiche »
    Edizioni Nuova Cultura , Roma , 2013
    Ward Ann, Ward Lee (eds.)
    The Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism »
    Ashgate , Aldershot , 2009
    This comprehensive research companion examines the theory, practice and historical development of the principle of federalism from the ancient period to the contemporary world. It provides a range of interpretations and integrates theoretical and practical aspects of federalism studies more fully than is usually the case. The volume identifies and examines nascent conceptions of the federal idea in ancient and medieval history and political thought before considering the roots of modern federalism in the ideas of a number of important European political theorists of the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. The contributors focus on the development and institutionalization of the principle of federalism in the American Republic and examine the historical development and central policy debates surrounding European federalism. The final sections investigate contemporary debates about theories of federalism and regional experiences of federalism in a global context including Africa, India, Australia, the Middle East, and North and South America. The scope and range of this volume is unparalleled; it will provide the reader with a firm understanding of federalism as issues of federalism promise to play an ever more important role in shaping our world.
    Giordano Filippo Maria
    The Concept of Foedus in the History of Modern Reformed Protestantism »
    Aracne , Roma , 2012
    The following study aims at introducing the evolution of the concept of foedus within the culture and the history of reformed Protestantism, and at emphasizing the development, over the centuries, of a practical and intellectual attitude among the Calvinists towards the principle of federalism. From the 16th century onward, the whole reformed world - from Switzerland to France, from the United Provinces to England and the Puritan colonies in Northern America - transformed and started using the concept of covenant in a political way. The foundations of the covenant date back to the Bible and the ecclesiological experience of the reformed Churches and communities. This book also aims at showing the theoretical use of the covenant made by some reformed thinkers, with a special focus on the idea of political unity in Europe. Finally, this study specifically aims at showing the evolution of the concept of covenant over the centuries and in the culture of the Waldensian Church and community, as well as its effects on the transformations occurred within their ecclesiastical organization.
    Lev Amnon
    The Federal Idea. Public Law Between Governance and Political Life »
    Hart Publishing , 2017
    A significant part of the world's population lives under some sort of federal arrangement. And yet, the concepts of federalism and federation remain under-theorised. Federalist theorists have, for the most part, defined their object by opposition to the unitary state. As a result, they have not developed public law theories that capture the specificity of this type of polity. Bringing together contributions from leading public law theorists and intellectual historians, this volume explores the foundations of federalism. It develops novel perspectives on the core problems of traditional federalist theory and charts new departures in federalist theory and federal power-sharing. At a time when we look for more inclusive ways of ordering public life, the volume fills an urgent theoretical and political need.
    LaCroix Alison L.
    The Ideological Origins of American Federalism »
    Harvard University Press , Cambridge, Massachusetts , 2010
    Federalism is regarded as one of the signal American contributions to modern politics. Its origins are typically traced to the drafting of the Constitution, but the story began decades before the delegates met in Philadelphia. In this groundbreaking book, Alison LaCroix traces the history of American federal thought from its colonial beginnings in scattered provincial responses to British assertions of authority, to its emergence in the late eighteenth century as a normative theory of multilayered government. The core of this new federal ideology was a belief that multiple independent levels of government could legitimately exist within a single polity, and that such an arrangement was not a defect but a virtue. This belief became a foundational principle and aspiration of the American political enterprise. LaCroix thus challenges the traditional account of republican ideology as the single dominant framework for eighteenth-century American political thought. Understanding the emerging federal ideology returns constitutional thought to the central place that it occupied for the founders. Federalism was not a necessary adaptation to make an already designed system work; it was the system. Connecting the colonial, revolutionary, founding, and early national periods in one story reveals the fundamental reconfigurations of legal and political power that accompanied the formation of the United States. The emergence of American federalism should be understood as a critical ideological development of the period, and this book is essential reading for everyone interested in the American story.
    Levi Lucio, Montani Guido, Rossolillo Francesco
    Tre introduzioni al federalismo »
    Guida , Naples , 2005
    Giordano Filippo Maria
    United through Diversity. An Insight into Federalism and Ecumenism within Italian Protestantism »
    Peter Lang , 2016
    The book analyses the Europeanist and federalist effort of Italian Protestants in the struggle for European unification. This investigation revolves around two distinct guiding arguments: a political one, focused on the analysis of political thought; and a historical one reconstructing the most recent events about the Italian Protestants’ activism for the political unification of Europe. The essay retraces the developments of federalism within the Protestant world from the 16th to the 20th century by referring to the bond between federalism and ecumenism. The volume is divided into three parts and provides a historical overview of federal thought within the Protestant world from the Reformation to the Enlightenment. It also addresses a series of projects aimed at the political unification of the European continent, and analyses the similarities between ecclesiastical constitutionalism and institutional federalism. This theoretical background paves the way for the contribution of Italian Protestants to the international peace movement and the confessional reconciliation among the Churches in the 19th and 20th centuries. Finally, this essay highlights the practical and theoretical contribution of the Italian Protestants to the cause of "United States of Europe", according to the principles of the Ventotene Manifesto.
    Items of Subsection 2.Nationalism
    Stolfo Marco
    Si ses europeu faedda in sardu. Deghe annos de lege 482/1999. Sardigna, Italia, Europa. Dieci anni di Legge 482/1999. Sardegna, Italia, Europa »
    Iskra , Ghilarza (Oristano) , 2009
    Bilingual text Sardinian/Italian

    Bock Michel
    A Nation Beyond Borders. Lionel Groulx on French-Canadian Minorities »
    University of Ottawa Press , 2014
    Recipient of the 2005 Governor General's Literary Award in non-fiction, Quand la nation débordait les frontières is considered the most comprehensive analysis of Lionel Groulx's work and vision as an intellectual leader of a nationalist school that extended well beyond the borders of Québec. For over five decades, historians and intellectuals have defined the nationalist discourse primarily in territorial terms. In this regard, Groulx has been portrayed—more often than not—as the architect of Québecois nationalism. Translated by Ferdinanda Van Gennip, A Nation Beyond Borders will continue to spark debate on Groulx's description of the parameters of the French-Canadian nation. Highlighting the often neglected role of French-Canadian minorities in his thought, this book presents the Canon as an uncompromising advocate of solidarity between all French-Canadian communities.
    Chernilo Daniel
    A Social Theory of the Nation-State. The Political Forms of Modernity Beyond Methodological Nationalism »
    Routledge , London/New York , 2007
    A Social Theory of the Nation-State: the political forms of modernity beyond methodological nationalism, construes a novel and original social theory of the nation-state. It rejects nationalistic ways of thinking that take the nation-state for granted as much as globalist orthodoxy that speaks of its current and definitive decline. Its main aim is therefore to provide a renovated account of the nation-state’s historical development and recent global challenges via an analysis of the writings of key social theorists. This reconstruction of the history of the nation-state into three periods: •classical (K. Marx, M. Weber, E. Durkheim) •modernist (T. Parsons, R. Aron, R. Bendix, B. Moore) •contemporary (M. Mann, E. Hobsbawm, U. Beck, M. Castells, N. Luhmann, J. Habermas) For each phase, it introduces social theory’s key views about the nation-state, its past, present and future. In so doing this book rejects methodological nationalism, the claim that the nation-state is the necessary representation of the modern society, because it misrepresents the nation-state’s own problematic trajectory in modernity. And methodological nationalism is also rejected because it is unable to capture the richness of social theory’s intellectual canon. Instead, via a strong conception of society and a subtler notion of the nation-state, A Social Theory of the Nation-State tries to account for the ‘opacity of the nation-state in modernity’.
    Graziani Graziano
    Atlante delle micronazioni »
    Quodlibet , Macerata , 2015
    Ibarra Güell Pedro, Kolås Åshild (eds.)
    Basque Nationhood. Towards a Democratic Scenario »
    Peter Lang , Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien , 2016
    Debates about Basque self-determination were curtailed for decades by political violence, involving both the actions of ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna) and the counter-terrorism activities of Spain and France. In 2011, ETA announced a permanent cessation of operations. Since then, stakeholders have become increasingly aware of the need to rethink Basque nationhood and democratic representation in light of the changing nature of nationhood and citizenship within the European Union. These issues are also topical in the French Basque country, which has witnessed a re-emergence of Basque identity politics in recent years. This book describes the contemporary re-imagining of Basque nationhood in both Spain and France. Taking a fresh look at the history of Basque nationalist movements, it explores the new debates that have emerged since the demise of non-state militancy. Alongside analysis of local transformations, it also describes the impact of global changes on ideas about Basque self-determination.
    Rosen Deborah A.
    Border Law. The First Seminole War and American Nationhood »
    Harvard University Press , London/Cambridge MA , 2015
    The First Seminole War of 1816–1818 played a critical role in shaping how the United States demarcated its spatial and legal boundaries during the early years of the republic. Rooted in notions of American exceptionalism, manifest destiny, and racism, the legal framework that emerged from the war laid the groundwork for the Monroe Doctrine, the Dred Scott decision, and U.S. westward expansion over the course of the nineteenth century, as Deborah Rosen explains in Border Law. When General Andrew Jackson’s troops invaded Spanish-ruled Florida in the late 1810s, they seized forts, destroyed towns, and captured or killed Spaniards, Britons, Creeks, Seminoles, and African-descended people. As Rosen shows, Americans vigorously debated these aggressive actions and raised pressing questions about the rights of wartime prisoners, the use of military tribunals, the nature of sovereignty, the rules for operating across territorial borders, the validity of preemptive strikes, and the role of race in determining legal rights. Proponents of Jackson’s Florida campaigns claimed a place for the United States as a member of the European diplomatic community while at the same time asserting a regional sphere of influence and new rules regarding the application of international law. American justifications for the incursions, which allocated rights along racial lines and allowed broad leeway for extraterritorial action, forged a more unified national identity and set a precedent for an assertive foreign policy.
    No author
    Bosnia e Erzegovina. Alba e tramonto del secolo breve »
    Beit , Trieste , 2016
    Meyer Resende Madalena
    Catholicism and Nationalism. Changing Nature of Party Politics »
    Routledge , 2015
    This book addresses the adaptation of nationalism to the sharing of sovereignty with other nations in supranational arrangements beyond the state or with nations and nationalities within the state. It compares two cases, Poland and Spain, where the outcome of this processes of transformation differed: whereas in Spain a unified right wing partially reconciled Spain with the Catalonian, Basque and Galician nationalisms, in Poland the right wing was structured around two opposed conceptions of Polish nationalism and their relation to other nations. The book relates the transformation of nationalism in Poland and Spain, where the national and religious identity was closely interconnected, with the interaction between the Catholic Church and the political regimes in the second part of the 20th century. Catholicism and Nationalism argues that the decision of the Polish hierarchy to mobilize National Catholicism as a political identity in the early years of democracy had a lasting impact on the shape of the right wing and, ultimately, also on the consolidation of an introverted nationalism skeptical of European integration.
    Rezvani Babak
    Conflict and Peace in Central Eurasia. Towards Explanations and Understandings »
    Brill , Leiden , 2014
    Conflict and Peace in Central Eurasia combines theory with in-depth description and systematic analyses of ethnoterritorial conflict and coexistence in Central Eurasia. Central Eurasia is at the heart of the Eurasian continent around the Caspian Sea. Much of this macro-region is made up of the post-Soviet republics in Central Asia and the Caucasus, but it also covers other areas, such as parts of Russia and Iran. Central Eurasia is subject to a number of ethnoterritorial conflicts. Yet at the same time, a large number of ethnic groups, speaking different languages and following different religions, coexist peacefully in this macro-region. Babak Rezvani explains ethno-territorial conflicts not only by focusing on these conflicts but also by comparing all cases of conflict and coexistence in (post-)Soviet Central Asia, the Caucasus and Fereydan, the so-called Iranian little Caucasus. Aiming at formulating new theories, this book makes use of qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), as well as case studies and statistical analyses. It provides an innovative and interesting contribution to Eurasian Studies and Conflict Analysis, and at the same time demonstrates a detailed knowledge of the relevant literature. Based on thorough research, the study offers a deep and insightful history of the areas and conflicts concerned.
    Fait Stefano, Fattor Mauro
    Contro i miti etnici. Alla ricerca di un Alto Adige diverso »
    Raetia , Bolzano , 2010
    Santoro Stefano
    Dall’Impero asburgico alla Grande Romania. Il nazionalismo romeno di Transilvania fra Ottocento e Novecento »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2014

    Contents Preface
    Manga Jean-Baptiste
    Des pèrégrinations du droit des peuples à disposer d'eux-mêmes. Nouvelle-Calédonie - Nunavut »
    L'Harmattan , Paris , 2014
    Lecours André, Nootens Geneviève (eds.)
    Dominant Nationalism, Dominant Ethnicity »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2009
    Although nationalism and ethnicity have long been associated with minority populations, an emerging literature looks at how the state and/or a majority group interact with minorities, and how, behind the expression of the nation promoted by the state, there is often an ethnic core. This book contributes to this emerging literature on dominant nationalism and dominant ethnicity by presenting multidisciplinary contributions that center on how states deploy their own nationalism, and how the state's nation-building and nation-consolidating processes are very often spearheaded by a specific ethnocultural group. It focuses on the interrelated issues of identity, federalism and democracy. Dominant nationalism and ethnicity involve the projection, the promotion, and sometimes the imposition by the state and/or a dominant group of an identity, which can be challenged, negotiated and/or resisted by minority groups. This brings questions for democratic practices, since it raises the issue of self-rule. Since dominant nationalism and ethnicity are shaped by ideas and institutions relating to the territorial division of power, federalism is crucial for understanding these phenomena. The book is amongst the first to look at dominant nationalism and ethnicity from historical, theoretical, empirical and normative perspectives.
    Cederlof Gunnel, Sivaramakrishnan K. (eds.)
    Ecological Nationalisms. Nature, Livelihoods, and Identities in South Asia »
    University of Washington Press , Seattle , 2014
    The works presented in this collection take environmental scholarship in South Asia into novel territory by exploring how questions of national identity become entangled with environmental concerns in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and India. The essays provide insight into the motivations of colonial and national governments in controlling or managing nature, and bring into fresh perspective the different kinds of regional political conflicts that invoke nationalist sentiment through claims on nature. In doing all this, the volume also offers new ways to think about nationalism and, more specifically, nationalism in South Asia from the vantage point of interdisciplinary environmental studies. The contributors to this innovative volume show that manifestations of nationalism have long and complex histories in South Asia. Terrestrial entities, imagined in terms of dense ecological networks of relationships, have often been the space or reference point for national aspirations, as shared memories of Mother Nature or appropriated economic, political, and religious geographies. In recent times, different groups in South Asia have claimed and appropriated ancient landscapes and territories for the purpose of locating and justifying a specific and utopian version of nation by linking its origin to their nature-mediated attachments to these landscapes. The topics covered include forests, agriculture, marine fisheries, parks, sacred landscapes, property rights, trade, and economic development.
    Hinds David
    Ethno-politics and Power Sharing in Guyana. History and Discourse »
    New Academia Publishing , Washington, DC , 2010
    This book on Guyana can serve as a useful guide at large for understanding the problem of governance, democracy and society in ethnically divided countries and how to create a framework aimed at solving the problem. From 1950 to the present Guyana has experienced the worst of ethnically divided societies: ethnic violence, authoritarian rule, democratic exclusion and the general politics of revenge. However, it has also experienced moments of ethic solidarity - the ore, a 1955 nationalist movement that managed to hold the ethnic groups under the same electoral party, and the 1974-1992 anti-dictatorial movement whose success was premised primarily on ethnic solidarity. Finally, the ethnically segmented societies has created for itself the opportunities for power sharing, which holds out the promise for the success of the approach.
    Westle Bettina, Segatti Paolo (eds.)
    European Identity in the Context of National Identity. Questions of Identity in Sixteen European Countries in the Wake of the Financial Crisis »
    Oxford University Press , 2016
    In the age of grand recession, nationalism seems to have returned to Europe. In every EU country, many citizens are unhappy with the perceived intrusion of 'Europe' in their way-of-life. Any idea of a genuine pan-European identity seems to be in retreat. This book provides an unprecedented insight into the multiple ways through which citizens of 16 countries connect their own national identity to European identity. The book's theoretical claim is that European identity, as well as national identity, should be empirically assessed taking into account its multi-dimensionality. The volume's contributors suggest that European identity was always unlikely to be a source of political integration and political legitimacy in the way national identities have been in the past and are today. Europeans' primary identity is national rather than supranational. Mutual trust between European peoples exists, but is somewhat fragile. Yet, European identity is intertwined with national identities in manifold ways. The 'imagined communities' at the national and European level show strong similarities - criteria for being a European are strongly associated with the criteria used to define who national belonging. These complex links also manifest themselves in citizen's feelings of interdependence between the nations in the European Union - which, the volume suggests, support the EU in the face of severe crises.
    Merlo Simona
    Fra trono e altare. La formazione delle élites valdostane (1861-1922) »
    Rubbettino , Soveria Mannelli , 2012
    Başkan Birol
    From Religious Empires to Secular States. State Secularization in Turkey, Iran, and Russia »
    Routledge , 2014
    In the 1920s and the 1930s, Turkey, Iran and Russia vehemently pursued state-secularizing reforms, but adopted different strategies in doing so. But why do states follow different secularizing strategies? The literature has already shattered the illusion that secularization of the state has been a unilinear, homogeneous and universal process, and has convincingly shown that secularization of the state has unfolded along different paths. Much, however, remains to be uncovered. This book provides an in-depth comparative historical analysis of state secularization in three major Eurasian countries: Turkey, Iran and Russia. To capture the aforementioned variation in state secularization across three countries that have been hitherto analyzed as separate studies, Birol Baskan adopts three modes of state secularization: accommodationism, separationism and eradicationism. Focusing thematically on the changing relations between the state and religious institutions, Baskan brings together a host of factors, historical, strategic and structural, to account for why Turkey adopted accommodationism, Iran separationism and Russia eradicationism. In doing so, he expertly demonstrates that each secularization strategy was a rational response to the strategic context the reformers found themselves in.
    Bayly C. A., Biagini E. F. (eds.)
    Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920 »
    Oxford University Press , Oxford , 2008
    Giuseppe Mazzini - Italian patriot, humanist, and republican - was one of the most celebrated and revered political activists and thinkers of the nineteenth century. This volume is the first to compare and contrast the perception of his thought and the transformation of his image across the world. Mazzini's contribution to the Italian Risorgimento was unparalleled; he stood for a 'religion of humanity'; he argued against tyranny, and for universal education, a democratic franchise and the liberation of women. The papers in this volume reflect the range of Mazzini's political thought, discussing his vision of international relations, his concept of the nation and the role of arts in politics. And they detail how his writings and reputation influenced nations and leaders across Europe, the Americas, and India. Linking the study of political history to the history of art, literature and religion, this volume is essential reading for all those interested in modern nationalism and the history of democracy.
    Yanikdag Yucel
    Healing the Nation Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939 »
    Edinburgh University Press , Edinburgh , 2013
    Explores how the Great War influenced the construction of identity and nationalism in the Ottoman Empire Yucel Yanikdag explores how, during the Great War, Ottoman prisoners of war and military doctors discursively constructed their nation as a community, and at the same time attempted to exclude certain groups from that nation. Those excluded were not always the ethnic or religious Other as might be expected. They frequently included the internal Other in different guises. While the educated officer prisoners excluded the uncivilised and illiterate peasant from their concept of the nation, doctors used international socio-medicine as the basis for excluding all those – officers, enlisted men, civilians – they deemed to be hereditarily weak. Through the course of this study, Yanikdag looks at broader questions of nationhood. When are nations constructed? Is it when groups of people begin to think of themselves as a nation? What roles do science and medicine, as ‘rational’ fields of inquiry, play in shaping national and cultural identities? What role does Otherness play in the construction of national community?
    Rossi Lauro
    Ideale nazionale e democrazia in Italia. Da Foscolo a Garibaldi »
    Gangemi , 2013
    Natalizia Gabriele (ed.)
    Il Caucaso meridionale. Processi politici e attori di un'area strategica »
    Aracne , Roma , 2016
    Abbondanza Gabriele
    Italy as a Regional Power. The African Context from National Unification to the Present Day »
    Aracne , Roma , 2016
    How did Italy’s role of regional power develop? How did it change from national unification to the present day? This book examines the degree of influence exerted by Italy in its own geopolitical context, with special focus on Libya and the Horn of Africa. With the aid of different research methods and thanks to two exclusive interviews, this work traces the many stages that have characterized Italian foreign policy in its sphere of influence, its successes and its failures, from the country’s early colonial policies to the latest events. Images, graphics, maps and confidential documents further enrich the debate on one of the most ancient but controversial regional powers.
    Bomboi Adriano
    L'indipendentismo sardo. Le ragioni, la storia, i protagonisti »
    Condaghes , Cagliari , 2014
    Degli'Innocenti Maurizio
    La patria divisa. Socialismo, nazione e guerra mondiale »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2015
    Haider-Quercia Ulrike
    La rappresentanza elettorale delle minoranze nazionali in Europa »
    CEDAM , Padova , 2014
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    Nicolini Matteo, Palermo Francesco, Milano Enrico (eds.)
    Law, Territory and Conflict Resolution. Law as a Problem and Law as a Solution »
    Brill , Leiden , 2016
    Prompted by the de facto secession of Crimea in early 2014, Law, Territory and Conflict Resolution explores the role of law in territorial disputes, and therefore sheds light on the legal ‘realities’ in territorial conflicts. Seventeen scholars with backgrounds in comparative constitutional law and international law critically reflect on the well-established assumption that law is ‘part of the solution’ in territorial conflicts and ask whether the law cannot equally be ‘part of the problem’. The volume examines theory, practice, legislation and jurisprudence from various case studies, thus offering further insights on the following complex issue: can law act as an effective instrument for the governance of territorial disputes and conflicts?
    Charles Thierry
    Les nouvelles perspectives de la souveraineté »
    L'Harmattan , Paris , 2015
    Reid Jennifer
    Louis Riel and the Creation of Modern Canada. Mythic Discourse and the Postcolonial State »
    University of Manitoba Press , Winnipeg , 2012
    Politician, founder of Manitoba, and leader of the Métis, Louis Riel led two resistance movements against the Canadian government: the Red River Uprising of 1869–70, and the North-West Rebellion of 1885, in defense of Métis and other minority rights. Against the backdrop of these legendary uprisings, Jennifer Reid examines Riel’s religious background, the mythic significance that has consciously been ascribed to him, and how these elements combined to influence Canada’s search for a national identity. Reid’s study provides a framework for rethinking the geopolitical significance of the modern Canadian state, the historic role of Confederation in establishing the country’s collective self-image, and the narrative space through which Riel’s voice speaks to these issues.
    Straus Scott
    Making and Unmaking Nations. War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa »
    Cornell University Press , Ithaca NY , 2015
    In Making and Unmaking Nations, Scott Straus seeks to explain why and how genocide takes place—and, perhaps more important, how it has been avoided in places where it may have seemed likely or even inevitable. To solve that puzzle, he examines postcolonial Africa, analyzing countries in which genocide occurred and where it could have but did not. Why have there not been other Rwandas? Straus finds that deep-rooted ideologies—how leaders make their nations—shape strategies of violence and are central to what leads to or away from genocide. Other critical factors include the dynamics of war, the role of restraint, and the interaction between national and local actors in the staging of campaigns of large-scale violence. Grounded in Straus's extensive fieldwork in contemporary Africa, the study of major twentieth-century cases of genocide, and the literature on genocide and political violence, Making and Unmaking Nations centers on cogent analyses of three nongenocide cases (Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal) and two in which genocide took place (Rwanda and Sudan). Straus’s empirical analysis is based in part on an original database of presidential speeches from 1960 to 2005. The book also includes a broad-gauge analysis of all major cases of large-scale violence in Africa since decolonization. Straus’s insights into the causes of genocide will inform the study of political violence as well as giving policymakers and nongovernmental organizations valuable tools for the future.
    Keating Michael, McGarry John (eds.)
    Minority nationalism and the changing international order »
    Oxford University Press , Oxford , 2001
    Globalization and European integration are sometimes seen as the enemies of nationalism, imposing a single economic, cultural, and political order; but, by challenging the 'nation-state' as the sole basis for identity and sovereignty, they open the way for a variety of claims by stateless nations. This book considers these issues from a theoretical perspective, analyzing case studies of stateless nationalism in western, eastern, and central Europe, the former Soviet Union, even Quebec. It presents a variety of experiences to show that while there are no easy answers to conflicting national claims, they can be managed through democratic political processes.
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    Mularski Jedrek
    Music, Politics, and Nationalism In Latin America: Chile During the Cold War Era »
    Cambria Press , Amherst, MA , 2015
    On September 11, 1973, a right-wing coup overthrew Chile’s democratically elected, socialist President Salvador Allende and established an eighteen-year dictatorship. The new government exiled, imprisoned, tortured, and killed Allende supporters. In addition to targeting leftist politicians and labor organizers, the new government took aim at the nueva canción (“new song”) movement. It banned this style of folk-based music, exiled many nueva canción musicians, and brutally executed Víctor Jara, the movement’s most prominent figure. Meanwhile, supporters of the coup celebrated Allende’s overthrow by blasting música típica, a different style of folk-based music, into the streets. The intensity with which Chilean rightists and leftists each came to embrace and attack different styles of folk-based music was the outcome of a historical process in which competing notions of Chilean identity became intertwined with the political divisions of the Cold War era. To date, scholars have paid little attention to the role that music played at political rallies and protests, the political activism of right-wing and left-wing musicians, and the emergence of musical performances as sites of verbal and physical confrontations between Allende supporters and the opposition. This book illuminates a largely unexplored facet of the Cold War era in Latin America by examining linkages among music, politics, and the development of extreme political violence. It traces the development of folk-based popular music against the backdrop of Chile’s social and political history, explaining how music played a fundamental role in a national conflict that grew out of deep cultural divisions. Through a combination of textual and musical analysis, archival research, and oral histories, Mularski demonstrates that Chilean rightists came to embrace a national identity rooted in Chile’s central valley and its huaso (“cowboy”) traditions, which groups of well-groomed, singing huasos expressed and propagated through música típica. In contrast, leftists came to embrace an identity that drew on musical traditions from Chile’s outlying regions and other Latin American countries, which they expressed and propagated through nueva canción. Conflicts over these notions of Chilenidad (“Chileanness”) both reflected and contributed to the political polarization of Chilean society, sparking violent confrontations at musical performances and political events during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Recent studies of diplomatic and military history have shown that the Cold War in Latin America was a multifaceted contest between various regional proponents of communism and capitalism. This book adds to this new conceptualization of Latin America’s Cold War era by extending it to musical culture as well. It examines the manner by which the Chilean right attempted to undermine nueva canción music, and it disproves common perceptions that the right had no “culture” of its own by revealing that rightists labored passionately to protect and advance their own style of folk-based music. It also examines how the Allende government and nueva canción musicians worked officially and unofficially to expand their musical influence and provide “cultural assistance” to other Latin America countries. By analyzing the development of such endeavors by the right and left, Mularski reveals through the lens of music how national and transnational perspectives shaped social relationships and political conflict among rightists and leftists in Chile. This book contributes a more nuanced conception of music, politics, and cultural nationalism. Most existing research on the cultural components of anti-imperialist movements links nationalist political and economic policies with expressions of cultural nationalism, such as “folk revivals,” generally asserting that these “folk revivals” convey nationalist and anti-imperialist perspectives by celebrating traditions of local origin rather than foreign cultural influences. Mularski demonstrates how complex local dynamics complicate the prevailing association of cultural nationalism and anti-imperialism: right-wing Chileans embraced the folk-based música típica style while at the same time crusading against the political and economic efforts of anti-imperialists, and Chilean leftists condemned imperialism while expressing a cultural identity rooted in nueva canción that was simultaneously both nationalist and transnational. In doing so, Mularski offers a powerful example and multifaceted understanding of the fundamental role that music often plays in shaping the contours of political struggles and conflicts throughout the world. Music, Politics, and Nationalism in Latin American is an important book for Latin American studies, history, musicology/ethnomusicology, and communication.
    Grotenhuis René
    Nation-Building as Necessary Effort in Fragile States »
    Amsterdam University Press , Amsterdam , 2016
    Policies intended to bring stability to fragile states tend to focus almost exclusively on building institutions and systems to get governance right. Simply building the state is often seen as sufficient for making it stable and legitimate. But policies like these, René Grotenhuis shows in this book, ignore the question of what makes people belong to a nation-state, arguing that issues of identity, culture, and religion are crucial to creating the sense of belonging and social cohesion that a stable nation-state requires.
    Palermo Francesco, Sabanadze Natalie
    National Minorities in Inter-State Relations »
    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers , 2011
    Ethno-cultural and State boundaries seldom overlap. Almost all States have minorities of some kind, with many belonging to communities which transcend State frontiers. These communities often serve as a bridge between States, fostering a climate of dialogue and tolerance. However, when transfrontier cultural ties take on political significance and States unilaterally take steps to defend, protect or support what they describe as “their kin” outside their jurisdiction, there is a risk of political tension or even violence. To what extent and how can States pursue their interests with regard to … read morenational minorities abroad without jeopardizing peace and good neighbourly relations? This is the question addressed by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in his Bolzano/Bozen Recommendations on National Minorities in Inter-State Relations. The book analyses the Recommendations from the legal and political/security perspective and engages in more general discussion on how questions of national minorities affect inter-State relations.
    Young Mitchell, Zuelow Eric, Sturm Andreas (eds.)
    Nationalism in a Global Era. The Persistence of Nations »
    Routledge , London/New York , 2011
    This volume makes a unique contribution to the literature on nations and nationalism by examining why nations remain a vibrant and strong social cohesive despite the threat of globalization. Regardless of predictions forecasting the demise of the nation-state in the global era, the nation persists as an important source of identity, community, and collective memory for most of the world's population. More than simply a corrective to the many scholarly but premature epitaphs for the nation-state, this book explains the continued health of nations in the face of looming threats. The contributors include leading experts in the field, such as Anthony D. Smith, William Safran, Edward Tiryakian as well as younger scholars, whom adopt a variety of approaches ranging from theoretical to empirical and historical to sociological, in order to uncover both the reasons that nations continue to remain vital and the mechanisms that help perpetuate them. The book includes case studies on Ireland, Thailand, Poland, the Baltic States, Croatia and Jordan.
    Sutherland Claire
    Nationalism in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Responses »
    Palgrave Macmillan , New York , 2011
    This major new text assesses the persistence of nationalism in a globalizing world and analyses the current nature and future prospects of this multi-faceted and evolving ideology.
    Barrett Martyn, Flood Chris, Eade John (eds.)
    Nationalism, Ethnicity, Citizenship: Multidisciplinary Perspectives »
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing , Newcastle upon Tyne , 2011
    Norton Claire (ed.)
    Nationalism, Historiography and the (Re)contruction of the Past »
    New Academia Publishing , Washington, DC , 2007
    The essays in this collection explore both how the employment of nation-state dominated discourses have caused re-imagination of the past, and how the past has been re-constructed to accord with nationalist agendas. Although other works have considered in general terms how nations are imagined, this collection takes a different stance and specifically focuses on how 'the past' is used in such imaginations. This collection was conceived in an interdisciplinary spirit, drawing insights from art history, intellectual history, literature, archaeology, heritage studies, political science, and film studies. The authors combine a sophisticated theoretical approach with illuminative case studies from all across the globe, including the Balkans, South Africa, Rwanda, Yemen, Italy, Turkey, Greece, and Uzbekistan.
    Vujačić Veljko
    Nationalism, Myth, and the State in Russia and Serbia Antecedents of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia »
    Cambridge University Press , New York , 2015
    This book examines the role of Russian and Serbian nationalism in different modes of dissolution of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia in 1991. Why did Russia's elites agree to the dissolution of the Soviet Union along the borders of Soviet republics, leaving twenty-five million Russians outside of Russia? Conversely, why did Serbia's elite succeed in mobilizing Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia for the nationalist cause? Combining a Weberian emphasis on interpretive understanding and counterfactual analysis with theories of nationalism, Veljko Vujačić highlights the role of historical legacies, national myths, collective memories, and literary narratives in shaping diametrically opposed attitudes toward the state in Russia and Serbia. The emphasis on the unintended consequences of communist nationality policy highlights how these attitudes interacted with institutional factors, favoring different outcomes in 1991. The book's postscript examines how this explanation holds up in the light of Russia's annexation of Crimea.
    Berger Stefan, Miller Alexei (eds.)
    Nationalizing Empires »
    Central European University Press , Budapest , 2015
    The essays in Nationalizing Empires challenge the dichotomy between empire and nation state that for decades has dominated historiography. The authors center their attention on nation-building in the imperial core and maintain that the nineteenth century, rather than the age of nation-states, was the age of empires and nationalism. They identify a number of instances where nation building projects in the imperial metropolis aimed at the preservation and extension of empires rather than at their dissolution or the transformation of entire empires into nation states. Such observations have until recently largely escaped theoretical reflection. This collection of essays by outstanding scholars includes case studies of Europe-based empires, whether those of Bourbon Spain, Napoleonic France, Italy, Great Britain, Oldenburg Denmark, Germany, Habsburg Austro-Hungary, Late-Ottoman Turkey or Romanov Russia. While some of the contributions include earlier periods, the primary focus is on the 19th and early 20th centuries.
    Bonazzi Tiziano, Fiorentino Daniele, Nobile Annunziata (eds.)
    Nazionalizzazione e modernità. Italia, Europa e Stati Uniti (1861-1901) »
    Aracne , Roma , 2014
    Angelini Giovanni (ed.)
    Nazione democrazia e pace. Tra Ottocento e Novecento »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2012
    Angelini Giovanna (a cura di)
    Nazione democrazia e pace. Tra Ottocento e Novecento »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2012

    Di Giacomo Michelangela, Gori Annarita, Nencioni Tommaso, Sorgonà Gregorio
    Nazioni e narrazioni tra l'Italia e l'Europa »
    Aracne , Roma , 2013
    Bergmann Eirikur
    Nordic Nationalism and Right-Wing Populist Politics Imperial Relationships and National Sentiments »
    Palgrave Macmillan , 2017
    Based on a constructivist approach, this book offers a comparative analysis into the causes of nationalist populist politics in each of the five Nordic independent nation states. Behind the social liberal façade of the economically successful, welfare-orientated Nordic states, right-wing populism has found support in the region. Such parties emerged first in Denmark and Norway in the 1970s, before becoming prominent in Sweden and Finland after the turn of the millennium and in Iceland in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, when populist parties surged throughout the Nordics. The author traces these Nationalist trails of thoughts back to the National Socialistic movements of the 1920s and 1930s (the respective Nordic version Nazi parties) and before, to the birth of the Nordic nation states in the nineteenth century following the failure of integration. Since then, as the book argues, separate nationalisms have grown strong in each of the countries. This study will appeal to students and scholars as well as wider audiences interested in European Politics, Nordic Politics, Nationalism, and Populism.
    Blattberg Charles
    Patriotic Elaborations: Essays in Practical Philosophy »
    McGill-Queen's University Press , Montreal, Kingston , 2009
    How might we mend the world? Charles Blattberg suggests a "new patriotism," one that reconciles conflict through a form of dialogue that prioritizes conversation over negotiation and the common good over victory. This patriotism can be global as well as local, left as well as right. But it also has its limits, for sometimes we need to stop interpreting the world and start creating it.. In Patriotic Elaborations Blattberg discusses, among other things, how to reconceive the political spectrum, where "deliberative democrats" go wrong, why human rights language is tragically counterproductive, how nationalism is not really secular, how many nations should share a single state, a new approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict, and why Canada might have something to teach about the "war on terror." We also learn about the right way to deny a role to principles in ethics, how to distinguish between the good and the beautiful, the way humour works, the rabbinic nature of modernism, the difference between good, bad, great, and evil, why Plato's dialogues are not really dialogues, and why most philosophers are actually artists instead of philosophers. All this in accessible prose from a genuinely original philosophical voice.
    Botta Salvatore
    Politica e calamità. Il governo dell'emergenza naturale e sanitaria nell'Italia liberale (1861-1915) »
    Rubbettino , Soveria Mannelli , 2013
    Garau Eva
    Politics of National Identity in Italy. Immigration and 'Italianità' »
    Routledge , 2015
    This book focuses on the politics of national identity in Italy. Only a unified country for just over 150 years, Italian national identity is perhaps more contingent than longer established nations such as France or the UK. The book investigates when, how and why the discussions about national identity and about immigration became entwined in public discourse within Italy. In particular it looks at the most influential voices in the debate on immigration and identity, namely Italian intellectuals, the Catholic Church, the Northern League and the Left. The methodological approach is based on a systematic discourse analysis of official documents, interviews, statements and speeches by representatives of the political actors involved. In the process, the author demonstrates that a 'normalisation' of intolerance towards foreigners has become institutionalised at the heart of the Italian state.
    Requejo Ferran, Nagel Klaus-Jürgen (eds.)
    Politics of Religion and Nationalism. Federalism, Consociationalism and Secession »
    Routledge , 2015
    There are numerous examples of how religion and nationalism intertwine. In some cases, a common religion is the fundamental marker of a nation’s identity, whereas in others secular nationalism tries to hold together people of different religious beliefs. This book examines the link between religion and nationalism in contemporary polities. By exploring case studies on India, Russia, Israel, Canada, Chechnya, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Catalonia and the Basque Country, it seeks to understand the relationship between these two key societal forms of diversity and assess the interaction between religious and nationalist perspectives. Expert contributors examine a variety of phenomena, including secular nationalism, secessionism, and polities in which religious pluralism is evolving.
    Cattaneo Carlo, Croce Benedetto, Gentile Giovanni, Gramsci Antonio, Manin Daniele, Matteotti Giacomo, Nievo Ippolito, Proudhon Pierre-Joseph, Sturzo Luigi, Verga Giovanni, etc.
    Popoli d'Italia e coscienza nazionale »
    Gangemi , Roma , 2012
    Medda-Windischer Roberta, Popelier Patricia, Mitterhofer Johanna
    Pro-independence Movements and Immigration. Discourse, Policy and Practice »
    Brill , Leiden , 2016
    The volume “Pro-independence Movements and Immigration: Discourse, Policy and Practice”, edited by Roberta Medda-Windischer and Patricia Popelier, explores the ways in which pro-independence movements and the governments of sub-state nations view and interact with new immigrants. It also examines the attitudes of new minorities toward pro-independence movements. Through case studies from the Basque Country, Flanders, Catalonia, Quebec, Scotland and South Tyrol, the authors examine the interrelationship between pro-independence movements and new minorities from a new perspective, oriented towards a more plural and inclusive approach between all individuals and groups (regardless of whether they are old or new minority groups) living in a given territory, and particularly in sub-national territories.
    De Ligio Giulio (dir.)
    Raymond Aron, penseur de l’Europe et de la nation »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2012

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    Matt Qvortrup
    Referendums and Ethnic Conflict »
    University of Pennsylvania Press , Philadelphia , 2014
    Although referendums have been used for centuries to settle ethnonational conflicts, there has yet been no systematic study or generalized theory concerning their effectiveness. Referendums and Ethnic Conflict fills the gap with a comparative and empirical analysis of all the referendums held on ethnic and national issues from the French Revolution to the 2012 referendum on statehood for Puerto Rico. Drawing on political theory and descriptive case studies, Matt Qvortrup creates typologies of referendums that are held to endorse secession, redraw disputed borders, legitimize a policy of homogenization, or otherwise manage ethnic or national differences. He considers the circumstances that compel politicians to resort to direct democracy, such as regime change, and the conditions that might exacerbate a violent response. Qvortrup offers a clear-eyed assessment of the problems raised when conflict resolution is sought through referendum as well as the conditions that are likely to lead to peaceful outcomes. This original political framework will provide a vital resource in the ongoing investigation into how democracy and nationalism may be reconciled.
    Müller Klaus Peter (ed.)
    Scotland 2014 and Beyond – Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence? »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2015
    This book examines Scotland from a great variety of international and disciplinary perspectives, offering viewpoints from ordinary citizens as well as experts in culture, history, literature, sociology, politics, the law, and the media. The texts investigate the mental processes, dispositions, and activities that have been involved in past and present discussions about Scottish independence, freedom, equality, justice, and the creation of a fair society. Such discussions have been shaped by specific values, ideologies, class or personal interests and objectives as well as by specific ways of telling their stories. These are analysed together with the European, global, and democratic dimensions of Scotland, in order to find answers to the question how coming of age might be achieved today.
    Baral Lokraj, Hachhethu Krishna (eds.)
    South Asia- Nation Building and Federalism »
    Vij Books , New Delhi , 2014
    "Multiple paths to nation building in South Asia" is the most popular and controversial subject. Identity-based politics, whether one rejects or accepts, is equally a pressing problem for the countries of the region. The traditional route to national integration and political order is being questioned by the emergence of newer trends in national politics of each country of the region. Questions of minorities, ethnic, regional and suppressed groups (dalits and other highly marginalized communities) need to be tackled by taking appropriate policies so that such groups do not develop the feeling of deprivation. If inclusive democracy and empowerment of marginalized communities can become one of the positive aspects of nation building project, federalism has become yet another design for some countries. Nepal's aspiration for federalism is not the product of well-thought out design, but it has become imperative for nation building in course of time. India and Pakistan are likely to increase some more federal units to address the demands of peoples residing in respective areas making nation building as an ongoing process
    Marcantoni Mauro, Postal Giorgio
    Südtirol. Storia di una guerra rimossa (1956-1967) »
    Donzelli , Roma , 2014
    Henders Susan J.
    Territoriality, Asymmetry, and Autonomy »
    Palgrave Macmillan , New York , 2010
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    Voller Yaniv
    The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq. From Insurgency to Statehood »
    Routledge , 2015
    Investigating the transformation of the Kurdish liberation movement in Iraq this book explores its development from an armed guerrilla movement, engaged in a war for liberation with the government in Baghdad, into the government of a de facto Kurdish state known as the Kurdistan Regional Government. The book seeks to better explain the nature and evolution of the Kurdish liberation struggle in Iraq, which has had important implications over regional geopolitics. Despite attracting growing international attention, the struggle remains understudied. By applying the theoretical framework of de facto statehood to the post-1991 Kurdish liberation movement, the book offers a new approach to understanding the struggle, with a thorough empirical investigation informed by International Relations theory.
    Breuilly John (ed.)
    The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism »
    Oxford University Press , Oxford , 2013
    The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism comprises thirty six essays by an international team of leading scholars, providing a global coverage of the history of nationalism in its different aspects - ideas, sentiments, politics. Every chapter takes the form of an interpretative essay which, by a combination of thematic focus, comparison, and regional perspective enables the reader to understand nationalism as a distinct and global historical subject. The book covers the emergence of nationalist ideas, sentiments, and cultural movements before the formation of a world of nation-states as well as nationalist politics before and after the era of the nation-state, with chapters covering Europe, the Middle East, North-East Asia, South Asia, South-East Asia, and the Americas. Essays on everday national sentiment and race ideas in fascism are accompanied by chapters on nationalist movements opposed to existing nation-states, nationalism and international relations, and the role of external intervention into nationalist disputes within states. In addition, the book looks at the major challenges to nationalism: international socialism, religion, pan-nationalism, and globalization, before a final section considering how historians have approached the subject of nationalism. Taken separately, the chapters in this Handbook will deepen understanding of nationalism in particular times and places; taken together they will enable the reader to see nationalism as a distinct subject in modern world history.
    Closs Stephens Angharad
    The Persistence of Nationalism. From Imagined Communities to Urban Encounters »
    Routledge , 2014
    This is a book about the difficulties of thinking and acting politically in ways that refuse the politics of nationalism. The book offers a detailed study of how contemporary attempts by theorists of cosmopolitanism, citizenship, globalism and multiculturalism to go beyond nationalism often reproduce key aspects of a nationalist imaginary. It argues that the challenge of resisting nationalism will require more than a shift in the scale of politics – from the national up to the global or down to the local, and more than a shift in the count of politics – to an emphasis on diversity and multiculturalism. In order to avoid the grip of ‘nationalist thinking’, we need to re-open the question of what it means to imagine community. Set against the backdrop of the imaginative geographies of the War in Terror and the new beginning promised by the Presidency of Barack Obama, the book shows how critical interventions often work in collaboration with nationalist politics, even when the aim is to resist nationalism. It claims that a nationalist imaginary includes powerful understandings of freedom, subjectivity, sovereignty and political space/time which must also be placed under question if we want to avoid reproducing ideas about ‘us’ and ‘them’. Drawing on insights from feminist, cultural and postcolonial studies as well as critical approaches to International Relations and Geography, this book presents a unique and refreshing approach to the politics of nationalism.
    Mann Jatinder
    The Search for a New National Identity. The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s–1970s »
    Peter Lang , New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien , 2016
    This book explores the profound social, cultural, and political changes that affected the way in which Canadians and Australians defined themselves as a «people» from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. Taking as its central theme the way each country responded to the introduction of new migrants, the book asks a key historical question: why and how did multiculturalism replace Britishness as the defining idea of community for English-speaking Canada and Australia, and what does this say about their respective experiences of nationalism in the twentieth century? The book begins from a simple premise – namely, that the path towards the adoption of multiculturalism as the orthodox way of defining national community in English-speaking Canada and Australia in the latter half of the twentieth century was both uncertain and unsteady. It followed a period in which both nations had looked first and foremost to Britain to define their national self-image. In both nations, however, following the breakdown of their more formal and institutional ties to the ‘mother-country’ in the post-war period there was a crisis of national meaning, and policy makers and politicians moved quickly to fill the void with a new idea of the nation, one that was the very antithesis to the White, monolithic idea of Britishness. This book will be useful for both history and politics courses in Australia and Canada, as well as internationally.
    Özkirimli Umut
    Theories of Nationalism »
    Palgrave Macmillan , 2010
    This widely-used and acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the main theoretical perspectives on nationalism. The fully-updated 2nd edition includes expanded coverage of recent theories and debates, more systematic critical assesment of all traditions, and boxes on key thinkers.
    Celi Alessandro
    Tra due frontiere. Soldati, armi e identità locale nelle Alpi dell'Ottocento »
    Rubbettino , Soveria Mannelli , 2013
    Bassetti Caterina
    Venti di indipendenza in Europa. La Catalogna, la Scozia e il progetto secessionista »
    Aracne , Roma , 2015
    Lluch Jaime
    Visions of Sovereignty Nationalism and Accommodation in Multinational Democracies »
    University of Pennsylvania Press , Philadelphia , 2014
    In the contemporary world, there are many democratic states whose minority nations have pushed for constitutional reform, greater autonomy, and asymmetric federalism. Substate national movements within countries such as Spain, Canada, Belgium, and the United Kingdom are heterogeneous: some nationalists advocate independence, others seek an autonomous special status within the state, and yet others often seek greater self-government as a constituent unit of a federation or federal system. What motivates substate nationalists to prioritize one constitutional vision over another is one of the great puzzles of ethnonational constitutional politics. In Visions of Sovereignty, Jaime Lluch examines why some nationalists adopt a secessionist stance while others within the same national movement choose a nonsecessionist constitutional orientation. Based on extensive fieldwork in Canada and Spain, Visions of Sovereignty provides an in-depth examination of the Québécois and Catalan national movements between 1976 and 2010. It also elaborates a novel theoretical perspective: the "moral polity" thesis. Lluch argues persuasively that disengagement between the central state and substate nationalists can lead to the adoption of more prosovereignty constitutional orientations. Because many substate nationalists perceive that the central state is not capable of accommodating or sustaining a plural constitutional vision, their radicalization is animated by a moral sense of nonreciprocity. Mapping the complex range of political orientations within substate national movements, Visions of Sovereignty illuminates the political and constitutional dynamics of accommodating national diversity in multinational democracies. This elegantly written and meticulously researched study is essential for those interested in the future of multinational and multiethnic states.
    Mella Alessandro
    Viva l'Imperatore! Viva l'Italia! Le radici del Risorgimento: il sentimento italiano nel ventennio napoleonico »
    BastogiLibri , Roma , 2016
    Items of Subsection 3.Federalist authors, personalities and organizations
    Giordano Filippo Maria
    L'individuo e la nazione. Federalismo protestante e origini del liberalismo italiano 1787-1848 »
    Carocci , Roma , 2014
    Malandrino Corrado
    "Tut etwas Tapferes": compi un atto di coraggio »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2006
    Ochetto Valerio
    Adriano Olivetti. La biografia »
    Edizioni di Comunità , Roma/Ivrea , 2013
    Barbalace Giuseppe
    Adriano Olivetti. Movimenti politici, partiti, partitocrazia 1945-1958 »
    Gangemi , Roma , 2013
    Preda Daniela
    Alcide De Gasperi federalista europeo »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2004
    Boato Marco
    Alexander Langer. Costruttore di ponti »
    Editrice La Scuola , Brescia , 2015
    Pipitone Daniele
    Alla ricerca della libertà. Vita di Aldo Garosci »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2017
    Schiattone Mario
    Alle origini del federalismo italiano. Giuseppe Ferrari »
    Dedalo , Roma-Bari , 1996
    Graglia Piero S.
    Altiero Spinelli »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2008
    Preda Daniela (ed.)
    Altiero Spinelli e i movimenti per l'unità europea »
    CEDAM , Padova , 2010
    Rognoni Vercelli Cinzia, Fontana Paolo G., Preda Daniela (eds.)
    Altiero Spinelli, il federalismo europeo e la Resistenza »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2013
    Morelli Umberto (ed.)
    Altiero Spinelli: il pensiero e l'azione per la federazione europea »
    Giuffré , Milan , 2010
    Trentin Bruno
    Bruno Trentin. La sinistra e la sfida dell'Europa politica. Interventi al Parlamento europeo, documenti, testimonianze (1997-2006) »
    Ediesse , Roma , 2011
    La costruzione dell’Europa politica ha scandito l’impegno di Bruno Trentin di fronte alla terza rivoluzione industriale e al panorama internazionale degli anni novanta. Prendendo le mosse dall’elezione al Parlamento europeo nella legislatura 1999-2004, il volume ricostruisce l’attività politica e intellettuale di Trentin nell’ultimo decennio della sua vita. Aperto dalle testimonianze del Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano e di personalità della sinistra politica e sindacale come Martin Schulz, Sergio Cofferati, Guglielmo Epifani e Susanna Camusso, il libro propone una selezione degli interventi di Trentin al Parlamento europeo e un’ampia raccolta dei suoi scritti del decennio (1997-2006). Come attesta l’esperienza del «Gruppo Spinelli» al Parlamento europeo, emerge una forte battaglia per una Europa federale, capace di promuovere un nuovo modello di sviluppo fondato sul lavoro e sulla conoscenza e di esercitare un ruolo di primo piano sulla scena internazionale. Cogliendo le contraddizioni della sinistra nella storia del processo di integrazione, l’elaborazione intellettuale e politica di Trentin si rivela di grande attualità per le sfide del tempo presente.
    Malandrino Corrado, Savarino Luca (eds.)
    Calvino e il calvinismo politico »
    Claudiana , Torino , 2012
    Kropotkin Pëtr
    Campi, fabbriche e officine »
    Eleuthera , Milano , 2015
    Cannataro Italia Maria
    Carlo Pisacane. Il federalismo comunale e la spedizione di Sapri »
    Città del Sole Edizioni , Reggio Calabria , 2014
    Del Corno Nicola (ed.)
    Carlo Rosselli: gli anni della formazione e Milano »
    Biblion Edizioni , Milan , 2010
    Barbaini Luca
    Cattolicesimo, modernità, europeismo in Lodovico Montini »
    Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura , Roma , 2013
    Olivetti Adriano
    Città dell'uomo »
    Edizioni di Comunità , Roma , 2015
    Morelli Umberto
    Contro il mito dello Stato sovrano. Luigi Einaudi e l'unità europea »
    FrancoAngeli , Milan , 1990
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    Caraffini Paolo
    Costruire l'Europa dal basso. Il ruolo del Consiglio italiano del Movimento europeo (1948-1985) »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2008
    Ristuccia Sergio
    Costruire le istituzioni della democrazia: la lezione di Adriano Olivetti, politico e teorico della politica »
    Marsilio , Venezia , 2009
    Cadeddu Davide (ed.)
    Dalla libertà al federalismo. Silvio Trentin tra storia e teoria politica »
    Biblion Edizioni , Milan , 2010
    Perni Romina
    Diritto, storia e pace perpetua. Un'analisi del cosmopolitismo kantiano »
    Edizioni ETS , Pisa , 2012

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    Castro Sonia
    Egidio Reale tra Italia, Svizzera e Europa »
    FrancoAngeli , Milan , 2011
    Rossi Ernesto, Spinelli Altiero
    Empirico e Pantagruel. Per un'Europa diversa. Carteggio 1943-1945 »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2012
    D'Urso Donato
    Enzo Giacchero. Pioniere dell'europeismo »
    BastogiLibri , Roma , 2013
    Zucca Fabio (ed.)
    Eugenio Colorni federalista »
    Lacaita Editore , Manduria (Taranto) , 2011
    Bosco Andrea
    Federal Union e l'Unione franco-britannica »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2009
    Chanoux Émile
    Federalismo e autonomie »
    Guerini e Associati , Milano , 2014
    Martirano Maurizio
    Filosofia, storia, rivoluzione. Saggio su Giuseppe Ferrari »
    Liguori , Napoli , 2012
    Giordano Filippo Maria
    Francesco Singleton Lo Bue Pastore valdese, antifascista e federalista »
    Claudiana , Torino , 2013
    Giorgetti Pier Fernando (a cura di)
    Garibaldi: visione nazionale e prospettiva internazionale »
    Edizioni ETS , Pisa , 2008

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    Lacaita Carlo G. (ed.)
    Grande guerra e idea d'Europa »
    FrancoAngeli , Milan , 2017
    Rognoni Vercelli Cinzia, Fontana Paolo G. (eds.)
    Guglielmo Usellini (1906-1958). Un aronese antifascista precursore dell'Europa unita »
    Unicopli , Milano , 2012
    Ragona Gianfranco
    Gustav Landauer. Anarchico, ebreo, tedesco »
    Editori Riuniti University Press , Roma , 2010
    Duchenne Geneviève, Dumoulin, Michel (eds.)
    Générations de fédéralistes européens depuis le XIXe siècle. Individus, groupes, espaces et réseaux »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, , 2012
    Landuyt Ariane, Preda Daniela
    I movimenti per l'unità europea (1970-1986) »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2000
    Spinelli Altiero, Rossi Ernesto
    Il Manifesto di Ventotene »
    Mondadori , Milan , 2006
    Foreword by Eugenio Colorni
    Presentation by Tommaso Padoa Schioppa
    Essay by Lucio Levi
    Fisichella Domenico
    Il caso Rosmini. Cattolicesimo, nazione, federalismo »
    Carocci , Roma , 2011
    Castelli Alberto
    Il discorso sulla pace in Europa 1900-1945 »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2015

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    Spinelli Altiero
    Il manifesto dei federalisti europei »
    Ultima Spiaggia , Camogli/Ventotene , 2016
    Levi Alessandro
    Il positivismo politico di Carlo Cattaneo »
    Centro Editoriale Toscano , Scandicci , 2001
    Castaldi Roberto (ed.)
    Immanuel Kant and Alexander Hamilton, the Founders of Federalism. A Political Theory for Our Time »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2013
    Federalism is spreading around the world as a system of government, yet its origins as a political theory remain obscure. Modern federalism was first developed at the end of the eighteenth century. While Kant identified in federalism the value aspect of universal peace, Alexander Hamilton’s The Federalist Papers identified its main institutional features, commenting on the new federal American Constitution. This collection offers the first systematic comparison of Kant’s and Hamilton’s moral and political thought. The essays highlight the similarities and the differences between these two classics, as well as exploring their reception in different countries. The book focuses on their specific contributions to the development of federalism as a political theory, and touches on the contemporary significance of federalism with regard to issues such as peace, international order, and multinational and multicultural contexts. The combined analysis of Kant’s and Hamilton’s theories of peace, and of their institutional preferences, sheds light on present-day debates around peace and democracy. The book is a valuable contribution for scholars of federalism and of the writings of Kant and Hamilton.
    Bailey Jeremy D.
    James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection »
    Cambridge University Press , 2015
    This book presents a provocative account of James Madison's political thought by focusing on Madison's lifelong encounter with the enduring problem of constitutional imperfection. In particular, it emphasizes Madison's alliance with Thomas Jefferson, liberating it from those long-standing accounts of Madisonian constitutionalism that emphasize deliberation by elites and constitutional veneration. Contrary to much of the scholarship, this book shows that Madison was aware of the limits of the inventions of political science and held a far more subtle understanding of the possibility of constitutional government than has been recognized. By repositioning Madison as closer to Jefferson and the Revolution of 1800, this book offers a reinterpretation of one of the central figures of the early republic.
    Sheehan Colleen A.
    James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-government »
    Cambridge University Press , New York , 2009
    In the first study that combines an in-depth examination of Madison’s National Gazette essays of 1791–92 with a study of The Federalist, Colleen Sheehan traces the evolution of Madison’s conception of the politics of communication and public opinion throughout the Founding period, demonstrating how “the sovereign public” would form and rule in America. Contrary to those scholars who claim that Madison dispensed with the need to form an active and virtuous citizenry, Sheehan argues that Madison’s vision for the new nation was informed by the idea of republican self-government, whose manifestation he sought to bring about in the spirit and way of life of the American people. Madison’s story is “the story of an idea” – the idea of America.
    Robbins Karen E.
    James McHenry, Forgotten Federalist »
    University of Georgia Press , Athens and London , 2013
    A Scots-Irish immigrant, James McHenry determined to make something of his life. Trained as a physician, he joined the American Revolution when war broke out. He then switched to a more military role, serving on the staffs of George Washington and Lafayette. He entered government after the war and served in the Maryland Senate and in the Continental Congress. As Maryland’s representative at the Constitutional Convention, McHenry helped to add the ex post facto clause to the Constitution and worked to increase free trade among the states. As secretary of war, McHenry remained loyal to Washington, under whom he established a regimental framework for the army that lasted well into the nineteenth century. Upon becoming president, John Adams retained McHenry; however, Adams began to believe McHenry was in league with other Hamiltonian Federalists who wished to undermine his policies. Thus, when the military buildup for the Quasi-War with France became unpopular, Adams used it as a pretext to request McHenry’s resignation. Yet as Karen Robbins demonstrates in the first modern biography of McHenry, Adams was mistaken; the friendship between McHenry and Hamilton that Adams feared had grown sensitive and there was a brief falling out. Moreover, McHenry had asked Hamilton to withdraw his application for second-in-command of the New Army being raised. Nonetheless, Adams’s misperception ended McHenry’s career, and he has remained an obscure historical figure ever since—until now. James McHenry, Forgotten Federalist reveals a man surrounded by important events who reflected the larger themes of his time.
    Saint-Ouen François
    L'Europe de Denis de Rougemont »
    Academia , Geneva , 2014
    Rotelli Ettore
    L'eclissi del federalismo »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2003
    Preda Daniela, Levi Guido (eds.)
    L'europeismo in Liguria: dal Risorgimento alla rinascita dell'Europa comunitaria »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2002
    Merlone Rinaldo
    L'unificazione europea nel pensiero e nell'azione di Carlo Sforza »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2009
    Mascia Marco (ed.)
    La 'sfida europea' di Altiero Spinelli a 30 anni dalla Laurea honoris causa (1982-2012) »
    CLEUP , Padova , 2012
    Ferrarotti Franco
    La concreta utopia di Adriano Olivetti »
    EDB Edizioni Dehoniane Bologna , Bologna , 2013
    Trentin Silvio
    La crisi del diritto e dello stato »
    Gangemi , Roma , 2006
    Cattaneo Carlo, Ghisleri Arcangelo, Zanardelli Giuseppe
    La linea lombarda del federalismo »
    Gangemi , Roma , 1999
    Lussu Emilio, Tuveri Giovanni Battista, Bellieni Camillo
    La linea sarda del federalismo »
    Gangemi , Padova , 2002
    Messedaglia Angelo, Luzzatti Luigi, Lampertico Fedele, Morpurgo Emilio
    La linea veneta del federalismo »
    Gangemi , Roma , 2000
    Gagliano Stefano (ed.)
    La personalità poliedrica di Mario Alberto Rollier. Ricordo di un milanese protestante, antifascista, federalista e uomo di scienza »
    Biblion Edizioni , Milan , 2010
    Althusius Johannes
    La politica »
    Claudiana , Torino , 2009
    Althusius Johannes
    La politica. Un'antologia »
    Claudiana , Torino , 2011
    Cadeddu Davide
    La riforma politica e sociale di Adriano Olivetti (1942-1945) »
    Fondazione Adriano Olivetti , Roma/Ivrea , 2006
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    Jefferson Thomas
    La terra appartiene ai viventi »
    Mimesis , Sesto San Giovanni (Milano) , 2015
    Marinello Lino
    La travagliata storia del federalismo europeo »
    Monte Università Parma - MUP , Parma , 2009
    Angelino Luciano
    Le forme dell'Europa: Spinelli o della federazione »
    Il Melangolo , Genoa , 2003
    Garosci Aldo
    Leggere Rosselli dopo Rosselli »
    Biblion Edizioni , Milano , 2015
    Petricioli Marta, Cherubini Donatella (eds.)
    Les Etats-Unis d'Europe. Un Projet Pacifiste. The United States of Europe. A Pacifist Project »
    Peter Lang , Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Oxford, Wien , 2003
    The expansion of Europe marks the end of a process begun in 1867 by the League of Peace and Freedom, a European republican federation with a shared Constitution as a deterrent against internal conflicts, but which also set out to be a guarantor of world peace. This was the pacifist project advocated in Les Etats-Unis d'Europe, the journal of the League published in Switzerland with a name inspired by Victor Hugo. Its objective was to spread the idea throughout European civil society that the union of all European states could prevent war and promote economic prosperity. This volume is the result of the international collaboration of twenty scholars and covers the journal's alternating fortunes until the period following World War I. The essays trace its Saint-Simonian origins, analyse the proposals it advanced to solve international crises and the instruments for settling disputes (mainly arbitration), and place its contribution in the context of world pacifism between the 19th and 20th centuries. While the outbreak of World Wars represented a serious setback, the federalist commitment of Les Etats-Unis d'Europe undoubtedly played a fundamental role and sowed the seeds of contemporary Europeanism.
    Camparini Aurelia, Crivellin Walter E. (eds.)
    Liberalismo e democrazia nell’Italia del secondo dopoguerra »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2015
    Cantoni Giovanni Paolo
    Lodovico Benvenuti. Dalla Resistenza all'unità europea »
    Unicopli , Milano , 2016
    Anta Claudio Giulio (ed.)
    Lord Lothian: The Paths of Federalism. Writings and Speeches »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, , 2014
    Lord Lothian (Philip Kerr, 1882-1940) was one of the leading exponents of British federalism between the Two World Wars. His federalism was linked to the tradition of Kantian and Hamiltonian thought while simultaneously going beyond this tradition. In the aftermath of the Treaty of Versailles, which saw the Old Continent divided into nation-states as holders of absolute sovereignty, he identified the value of peace in the model of the federal State. This was not, as in the case of the Americans, the pragmatic scheme of constitutionalists imposed upon by their historical circumstances, but the general principle of a State organisation geared towards lasting peace in international relations, first in Europe and then worldwide. At the first signs of crisis within the British Empire, Lothian also consistently advocates the political unity of the English-speaking peoples as the nucleus of a world federation able to institutionalise inter-state conflicts and overcome them through legal means. The anthology contained in this essay includes twenty writings and speeches by Lothian and is divided into two sections. The first traces his original political-ideological path: from his long collaboration with the magazine «The Round Table», which has its roots in his initial South African experience within the «Kindergarten», to his speeches held at Chatham House in London in November 1928 and at the Institut für Auswärtige Politik of Hamburg in October 1929; it also covers the years he spent as Private Secretary to the British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George. The second section focuses on his best-known writings, dating back to the second half of the 1930s – namely Pacifism is not Enough, National Sovereignty and Peace and The Demonic Influence of National Sovereignty – ending with some addresses he delivered as British Ambassador to Washington. In addition there are some significant letters that are part of the extensive correspondence Lothian had with statesmen and federalist intellectuals (Lloyd George, Winston Churchill, Lionel Curtis and Anthony Eden), which enrich the entire collection.
    Rognoni Vercelli Cinzia
    Luciano Bolis dall'Italia all'Europa »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2007
    Santagostino Angelo
    Luigi Einaudi. The Liberal Father of Europe »
    Orion Kitabevi , Ankara , 2015
    Andreatta Daniela
    L´uno e i molti nel federalismo di P.-J. Proudhon »
    CLEUP , Padova , 2007
    Bilder Mary Sarah
    Madison’s Hand Revising the Constitutional Convention »
    Hart Publishing , 2015
    James Madison’s Notes on the 1787 Constitutional Convention have acquired nearly unquestioned authority as the description of the U.S. Constitution’s creation. No document provides a more complete record of the deliberations in Philadelphia or depicts the Convention’s charismatic figures, crushing disappointments, and miraculous triumphs with such narrative force. But how reliable is this account? In an unprecedented investigation that draws on digital technologies and traditional textual analysis to trace Madison’s composition, Mary Sarah Bilder reveals that Madison revised the Notes to a far greater extent than previously recognized. The Notes began as a diary of the Convention’s proceedings. Madison abandoned the project at a critical juncture, however, and left the Notes incomplete. He did not return to finish them until several years later, largely for Thomas Jefferson. By then, Madison’s views were influenced by the new government’s challenges and Jefferson’s political ideas. Madison’s evolving vision of republican government, his Virginia allegiances, his openness to constitutional protection for slavery, his fascination with the finer points of political jockeying, and his depictions of Alexander Hamilton and Charles Pinckney shifted during the writing and rewriting of his account. When the Notes were finally published in 1840, the layers of revision were invisible. Madison’s version of events quickly assumed an aura of objectivity, and the Notes molded the narrative of the Constitution. Madison’s Hand offers readers a biography of a document that, over two centuries, developed a life and character all its own.
    Mariuzzo Andrea (ed.)
    Mario Einaudi. Scritti sulla politica europea (1944-1957) »
    Olschki , Florence , 2013
    Scholem Gershom
    Martin Buber interprete dell'ebraismo »
    La Giuntina , Firenze , 2015
    Berardi Silvio
    Mary Tibaldi Chiesa. La prima donna repubblicana in Parlamento tra cooperazione internazionale e mondialismo »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2012
    Felice Domenico, Monda Davide
    Montesquieu. Intelligenza politica per il mondo contemporaneo »
    Liguori , Napoli , 2012
    Albertini Mario
    Nationalism, federalism and European integration »
    Rubbettino , Soveria Mannelli , 2017
    Tavares Ribeiro Maria Manuela, Rollo Maria Fernanda, Freitas Valente Isabel Maria, Cunha Alice (eds.)
    PELA PAZ! FOR PEACE! POUR LA PAIX ! (1849-1939) »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2014
    Peace is generally defined as a state of non-belligerency between states. This means that it is defined negatively as the absence of war. So is peace just a pause between two wars? In French, the term is significant: peace is considered a slice of life between two conflicts. Thus, we speak of the early 20th century as the «Belle Époque» and we talk about the «interwar period», which implies the failure of peace. Twenty years after the end of the Great War, another, even more terrible conflict began. At the same time, an inversion of values took place in European minds that along with the horrors of war made it very difficult for any Franco-German reconciliation to take place. We would have to wait for the end of the Second World War and its consequences to speak of peace as a realistic utopia. This volume brings together a number of articles in Portuguese, French and English – on topics such as «thinking peace», intellectuals and peace, federalism and universalism, religiosity and secularism, women and peace, and campaigns and mobility – from many prestigious experts and young researchers. They bring new ways of thinking and interdisciplinary perspectives, and provide an attentive, critical reading of the core subject. This volume proposes to substantiate concepts, projects, movements, speeches, images and representations, and to deepen the knowledge of the key personalities who thought about peace between 1849 and 1939.
    Casiglia Alfredo (a cura di)
    Parole scomode. La rivista Astrolabio (1963-1984) »
    Ediesse , Roma , 2014
    Preda Daniela
    Per una biografia di Mario Albertini: la formazione, la scelta europea e l'autonomia federalista »
    Jean Monnet Interregional Centre of Excellence - Pavia , Pavia , 2014
    Negruzzo Simona, Preda Daniela (eds.)
    Perché sono europeo. Studi per Giulio Guderzo »
    Unicopli , Milano , 2013
    Fiorentini Anna Maria
    Piero Malvestiti e l'Europa. Storia di un'idea clandestina: dall'antifascismo guelfo all'attività europeista. »
    Unicopli , Milano , 2011
    Caroniti Dario
    Potere pubblico, tradizione e federalismo nel pensiero politico di Gioacchino Ventura »
    Rubbettino , Soveria Mannelli , 2014
    Petricioli Marta, Cherubini Donatella (eds.)
    Pour la paix en Europe. Institutions et société civile dans l'entre-deux-guerres. For Peace in Europe. Institutions and Civil Society between the World Wars »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2007
    Despite the decisive steps forward made since the Second World War, the process of European unification has come to a standstill at a political and institutional level. Issues and problems which were already the subject of debate among the pioneers of Europeanism between the two wars have still to be addressed. Although at the time their proposal as a whole went unheeded, with destructive consequences for peace and for Europe, this valuable legacy of ideals has nevertheless guaranteed a continuity and a subsequent blossoming. The purpose of this book is to examine a series of ideas, initiatives and programmes which, between the two World Wars, aimed to promote the maintenance of a pacified international order, starting from the crucial European context. What emerges is a significant and transversal humus, that countered the inexorably prevailing tendencies in politics and institutions, and even in society. Its exponents operated in international organisations, in parties, and in movements and associations not necessarily of a political stamp, as well as in historiography, literature, theatre, cinema and sport, laying the foundations for a rebirth of peaceful co-existence at European and international level.
    Galimberti Duccio, Rèpaci Antonino
    Progetto di costituzione confederale europea ed interna »
    Nino Aragno Editore , Torino , 2014
    Zin Edoardo
    Robert Schuman. Un padre dell'Europa unita »
    Editrice AVE , Roma , 2013
    Serafini Umberto
    Scritti sull'Europea dal 1957 al 2002 »
    Fondazione Adriano Olivetti , Roma/Ivrea , 2012

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    Rossolillo Francesco
    Senso della storia e azione politica »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2009
    Rossolillo Francesco
    Senso della storia e azione politica »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2009
    Lonardo Ferdinando
    Sovranità e federalismo. Una lettura de “La Politica” di Johannes Althusius »
    La Scuola di Pitagora , Napoli , 2013
    Cattaneo Carlo, Bobbio Norberto
    Stati Uniti d'Italia. Scritti sul federalismo democratico »
    Donzelli , Roma , 2010
    Olivetti Adriano
    Stato federale delle comunità. La riforma politica e sociale negli scritti inediti (1942-1945) »
    FrancoAngeli , Milan , 2004
    Critical edition by Davide Cadeddu
    Preda Daniela, Rognoni Vercelli Cinzia (eds.)
    Storia e percorsi del federalismo. L'eredità di Carlo Cattaneo »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2005
    May Alex (ed.)
    The Commonwealth and International Affairs. The Round Table Centennial Selection »
    Routledge , London/New York , 2010
    The Round Table journal (now subtitled The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs) first appeared in 1910. The journal carried a number of articles recognised both by contemporaries and by historians as highly influential in the making of Commonwealth policy, including constitutional reform in India, the independence of southern Ireland, the League of Nations mandates system and the United Nations trusteeship system, British policy in East Asia, the building of the Anglo-American alliance, appeasement, decolonisation, and the transition to a new, multipolar Commonwealth. This book brings together excerpts from some of the key articles published over the last one hundred years and features leading figures including; Lionel Curtis and John Dove on Ireland, leading to the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the creation of the Irish Free State, T.E. Lawrence on the Middle East, a key influence on post-1919 state creation in the Arab Middle East, Philip Kerr on India, galvanizing attempts at constitutional reform in British India. This selection provides a unique commentary on imperial/Commonwealth and international affairs and makes available to a new generation of scholars and students some of the articles now acknowledged as key influences in the evolution of British and Commonwealth policies. This collection of essays is intended as a companion volume to The Contemporary Commonwealth: An assessment 1965 - 2009, edited by James Mayall, marking the centenary of The Round Table.
    Bernstein R. B.
    The Founding Fathers Reconsidered »
    Oxford University Press , New York , 2011
    Here is a vividly written and compact overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and clergy known as the "Founding Fathers"--who got as close to the ideal of the Platonic "philosopher-kings" as American or world history has ever seen. In The Founding Fathers Reconsidered, R. B. Bernstein reveals Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton, and the other founders not as shining demigods but as imperfect human beings--people much like us--who nevertheless achieved political greatness. They emerge here as men who sought to transcend their intellectual world even as they were bound by its limits, men who strove to lead the new nation even as they had to defer to the great body of the people and learn with them the possibilities and limitations of politics. Bernstein deftly traces the dynamic forces that molded these men and their contemporaries as British colonists in North America and as intellectual citizens of the Atlantic civilization's Age of Enlightenment. He analyzes the American Revolution, the framing and adoption of state and federal constitutions, and the key concepts and problems--among them independence, federalism, equality, slavery, and the separation of church and state--that both shaped and circumscribed the founders' achievements as the United States sought its place in the world.
    Nester William
    The Hamiltonian Vision, 1789–1800. The Art of American Power During the Early Republic »
    Potomac Books , Dulles, VA , 2012
    From 1789 to 1800, the Federalist and Republican parties held opposing visions for America’s future. Led by Alexander Hamilton, the Federalists sought to establish a strong central government that would lead an American commercial, financial, technological, industrial, and military revolution, and thus propel the United States into the ranks of the world’s great powers. Thomas Jefferson and the Republicans feared that new wealth, power, and competing interests would corrupt the classic republic they envisioned. Instead, they extolled the romantic notion of a republic of yeoman farmers, states’ rights, and frontiers defended by militias and gunboats, all presided over by a weak federal government. Hamilton’s vision largely prevailed in battles with the Republicans over the Bank of the United States, the role and composition of the army and navy, the Whiskey Rebellion, the French Revolution, the Indian war in the Northwest Territory, British confiscations of American ships and sailors, the Jay and Pinckney treaties, and a “quasi” naval war with France, among other conflicts. But, ultimately, Jefferson and his Republican Party would triumph in the 1800 election and permanently eclipse the Federalists. Historians and general readers alike will be riveted by William Nester’s portrayal of the struggle between Federalists and Republicans—a conflict whose core issues resonate in the divisive politics of today’s America.
    Sheehan Colleen A.
    The Mind of James Madison. The Legacy of Classical Republicanism »
    Cambridge University Press , New York , 2015
    This book provides a compelling and incisive portrait of James Madison, the scholar and political philosopher. Through extensive historical research and analysis of Madison's heretofore underappreciated 1791 'Notes on Government', Madison's scholarly contributions are cast in a new light, yielding a richer, more comprehensive understanding of his political thought than ever before. Tracing Madison's intellectual investigations of republics and philosophers, both ancient and modern, this book invites the reader to understand the pioneering ideas of the greatest American scholar of politics and republicanism - and, in the process, to discover anew the vast possibilities and potential of that great experiment in self-government known as the American republic.
    Pistone Sergio
    The Union of European Federalists »
    Giuffré , Milan , 2008
    From the world wars to the foundation of the Union of European Federalists - The action of the Uef up until the fall of the European Defence Community (1947-1954) - Crisis and split of the Uef in the years of the birth and beginnings of the European Economic Community (1954-1963) - The struggle for the democratisation of the European Communities and the reunification of the Federalists (1964-1974).
    Auderset Juri
    Transatlantischer Föderalismus. Zur politischen Sprache des Föderalismus im Zeitalter der Revolutionen, 1787-1848 »
    De Gruyter , Berlin/Boston , 2016
    During the era of revolutions, the notion of federalism was renegotiated based on the experience of revolutionary upheaval. In a comparative study of historical transfer, the author shows the ways that the semantics of federalism circulated in transatlantic intellectual networks to be invoked and transformed in relation to conflicts in North America, Germany, France, and Switzerland.
    Albertini Mario
    Tutti gli scritti I. 1946-1955 »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2006
    CSF - Works of Mario Albertini
    Albertini Mario
    Tutti gli scritti II. 1956-1957 »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2006
    CSF - Works of Mario Albertini
    Albertini Mario
    Tutti gli scritti III. 1958-1961 »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2007
    CSF - Works of Mario Albertini
    Albertini Mario
    Tutti gli scritti IV. 1962-1964 »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2007
    CSF - Works of Mario Albertini
    Albertini Mario
    Tutti gli scritti IX. 1985-1995 »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2010
    CSF - Works of Mario Albertini
    Albertini Mario
    Tutti gli scritti V. 1965-1970 »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2008
    CSF - Works of Mario Albertini
    Albertini Mario
    Tutti gli scritti VI. 1971-1975 »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2008
    CSF - Works of Mario Albertini
    Albertini Mario
    Tutti gli scritti VII. 1976-1978 »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2009
    CSF - Works of Mario Albertini
    Albertini Mario
    Tutti gli scritti VIII. 1979-1984 »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2009
    CSF - Works of Mario Albertini
    Caraffini Paolo
    Un grand commis e la dimensione internazionale: Giuseppe Petrilli e il processo di integrazione europea (1950-1989) »
    Guerini e Associati , Milano , 2015
    Mariuzzo Andrea
    Una biografia intellettuale di Mario Einaudi. Cultura e politica da sponda a sponda »
    Olschki , Firenze , 2016

    Serafini Umberto
    Verso gli Stati Uniti d'Europa. Comuni, regioni e ragioni per una Federazione europea »
    Carocci , Roma , 2012
    Giampiccoli Franco
    Willem A. Visser 't Hooft. La primavera dell'ecumenismo »
    Claudiana , Torino , 2015
    Becherucci Andrea
    “Giustizia e libertà restano gli imperativi etici”. Per una bibliografia degli scritti di Gaetano Arfè »
    Biblion Edizioni , Milan , 2012
    Giordano Filippo Maria, Dell'Acqua Stefano (eds.)
    «Die Welt war meine Gemeinde». A Theologian for Europe between Ecumenism and Federalism »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2014
    Willem Visser ’t Hooft (1900-1985), Dutch pastor and theologian, was one of the most significant personalities in the Protestant Ecumenical movement. Deeply influenced by Karl Barth, and filled with a strong Ecumenical spirit, he was closely involved in the founding of the World Council of Churches, of which he was elected General Secretary. During the Second World War, many Protestants became convinced of the need for an international political system which, beside uniting the nations and peoples of Europe, would guarantee them fundamental freedoms and mutual respect for their historical, cultural and confessional traditions. The directors of the WWC were strongly committed to federalism, partly because of the political traditions of the states from which their member churches originated (Switzerland; Great Britain and its Commonwealth; the United States), and partly because of their conviction that a simple confederation of states, based on the model of the League of Nations, would be completely incapable of containing national ambitions. In spring 1944, Visser ’t Hooft welcomed into his Geneva home the representatives of the European Resistance, who, under the leadership of Altiero Spinelli and Ernesto Rossi, signed the International Federalist Declaration of the Resistance Movements. These historic transnational encounters, aimed not only at coordinating military action or seeking diplomatic contacts but at exploring ways to «build» peace and re-establish the future of the Continent on new foundations, marked a profound break with the past.
    Items of Subsection 4.Various/Miscellaneous
    Beck Ulrich
    A God of One's Own: Religion's Capacity for Peace and Potential for Violence »
    Polity Press , Cambridge, UK/Malden, MA , 2010
    Sinisi Giannicola
    A Sicilian Patriot. Giovanni Falcone e gli Stati Uniti d`America »
    Cacucci , Roma-Bari , 2015
    Bekemans Léonce (ed.)
    A Value-Driven European Future »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2012
    Comprising a well structured, interdisciplinary view of culturally founded and value driven reflections on Europe's future this volume brings together a number of papers from an international workshop organised by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Padua on October 2011 with some additional contributions. The essays are posed within a policy-oriented, institutional and international law of human rights framework, following a non-conventional but inspiring approach. This book provides a valuable resource for European scholars, policy-makers and interested and critical citizens committed to the idea of Europe. It proposes a reading of the complexities of transforming realities, oriented towards a common destiny of sustainable and cohesive societies in a globalised world, providing a human-centric outline for Europe's future development.
    Piccardo Lara
    Ai confini dell'Europa. Piccola storia della Crimea contesa »
    Cacucci , Bari , 2017

    Contents and Introduction
    Genna Caterina
    Aldo Capitini. Una filosofia per la vita »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2015
    Kronbichler Florian
    Alexander Langer il mite lottatore. Vita e idee di un profeta verde, un abc »
    Il Margine , Trento , 2016
    Johnston Steven
    American Dionysia. Violence, Tragedy, and Democratic Politics »
    Cambridge University Press , New York , 2015
    Violence and tragedy riddle democracy - not due to fatal shortcomings or unnecessary failures, but because of its very design and success. To articulate this troubling claim, Steven Johnston explores the cruelty of democratic founding, the brutal use democracies make of citizens and animals during wartime, the ambiguous consequences of legislative action expressive of majority rule, and militant practices of citizenship required to deal with democracy's enemies. Democracy must take responsibility for its success: to rule in denial of violence merely replicates it. Johnston thus calls for the development of a tragic democratic politics and proposes institutional and civic responses to democracy's reign, including the reinvention of tragic festivals and holidays, a new breed of public memorials, and mandatory congressional reparations sessions. Theorizing the violent puzzle of democracy, Johnston addresses classic and contemporary political theory, films, little known monuments, the subversive music of Bruce Springsteen, and the potential of democratic violence by the people themselves.
    Edmo Se-ah-dom, Young Jessie, Parker Alan
    American Indian Identity. Citizenship, Membership, and Blood »
    Praeger Publishing , 2016
    This academic compendium examines the complexities associated with Indian identity in North America, including the various social, political, and legal issues impacting Indian expression in different periods; the European influence on how self-governing tribal communities define the rights of citizenship within their own communities; and the effect of Indian mascots, Thanksgiving, and other cultural appropriations taking place within American society on the Indian community. The book looks at and proposes solutions to the controversies surrounding the Indian tribal nations and their people. The authors—all leading advocates of Indian progress—argue that tribal governments and communities should reconsider the notion of what comprises Indian identity, and in doing so, they compare and contrast how indigenous people around the world define themselves and their communities. Chapters address complex questions under the discourse of Indian law, history, philosophy, education, political science, anthropology, art, psychology, and civil rights. Topics covered in depth include blood quantum, racial distinctions, First Nations, and tribal citizenship.
    Cavalli Maria, Vecchio Giorgio (a cura di)
    Andrea Borri, la passione per la politica. Parma, Roma, l’Europa »
    Carocci , Roma , 2015
    Gheda Paolo, Robbe Federico
    Andreotti e l'Italia di confine. Lotta politica e nazionalizzazione delle masse (1947-1954) »
    Guerini e Associati , Milano , 2015
    Carta Maurizio, Teti Sandro (a cura di)
    Attacco all'Ucraina »
    Sandro Teti Editore , Roma , 2015
    Langer Arnim, Brown Graham K. (eds.)
    Building Sustainable Peace. Timing and Sequencing of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding »
    Oxford University Press , 2016
    Countries emerging from civil war or protracted violence often face the daunting challenge of rebuilding their economy while simultaneously creating the political and social conditions for a stable peace. The implicit assumption in the international community that rapid political democratisation along with economic liberalisation holds the key to sustainable peace is belied by the experiences of countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Often, the challenges of post-conflict reconstruction revolve around the timing and sequencing of different reform that may have contradictory implications. Drawing on a range of thematic studies and empirical cases, this book examines how post-conflict reconstruction policies can be better sequenced in order to promote sustainable peace. The book provides evidence that many reforms that are often thought to be imperative in post-conflict societies may be better considered as long-term objectives, and that the immediate imperative for such societies should be 'people-centred' policies.
    Malgeri Francesco
    Carlo Fracanzani. Tra società e istituzioni »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2016
    Wiszniowski Robert (ed.)
    Challenges to Representative Democracy. A European Perspective »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , , 2015
    Using different perspectives and various approaches, this collection of diagnostic texts aims at presenting all the possible faces of the contemporary Nation-State. Based on political science methodology, this volume is devoted to both theory and practice. The structure of the book is unconventional. The issues presented are extremely contextual, subject to an ongoing discussion and mostly unpredictable. From the scientific point of view, the territorial differentiation in the traditional uniform of the Nation-State is simply reconfigured and reshaped due to the new logic of internal market competition.
    Shiva Vandana
    Chi nutrirà il mondo? Manifesto per il cibo del terzo millennio »
    Feltrinelli , Milano , 2015

    Wouters Jan, Defraigne Jean-Christophe, Burnay Matthieu (eds.)
    China, the European Union and the Developing World A Triangular Relationship »
    Edward Elgar , Cheltenham/Northampton, MA , 2015
    China, the European Union and the Developing World provides a comparative analysis of Chinese and EU influence across five different regions of the developing world: Asia-Pacific; South and Central Asia; the Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and Latin America. While there is broad acknowledgement that the importance of China is rising across the developing world, this book offers a comprehensive and comparative account of the relative increase of the Chinese presence in the various different regions. It highlights its impact on the relationship between the EU and the developing world regions and shows how the rise of China affects the relations between these regions and Europe. This comprehensive study will appeal to researchers and scholars interested in global governance, European foreign policy, Chinese foreign policy, EU–China relations, as well as trade compared with developing countries around the world. Students of European studies and Chinese studies, as well as policymakers in the areas of external relations and EU–China relations, will also find this book a useful guide.
    Berenschot Ward, Schulte Nordholt Henk, Bakker Laurens (eds.)
    Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia »
    Brill , Leiden , 2016
    Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia redirects the largely western-oriented study of citizenship to postcolonial states. Providing various fascinating first-hand accounts of how citizens interpret and realize the recognition of their property, identity, security and welfare in the context of a weak rule of law and clientelistic politics, this study highlights the importance of studying citizenship for understanding democratization processes in Southeast Asia. With case studies from Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia, this book provides a unique bottom-up perspective on the character of public life in Southeast Asia.
    Tonge Jonathan
    Comparative Peace Processes »
    Polity Press , Cambridge , 2014
    The term ‘peace process’ is now widely used to describe attempts to manage and resolve conflict. As the nature of conflict has changed, so the range of available tools for producing peace has grown. Alongside a plethora of political actions, there is now a greater international awareness of how peace can be brokered and policed. As a result, peace processes now extend well beyond the actuality of ceasefires and an absence of war to cover legacy issues of victims, truth and reconciliation. This book expertly examines the practical application of solutions to conflict. The first part analyses various political means of conflict management, including consociational power-sharing, partition, federalism and devolution. The second explores the extent to which these political formulas have been applied - or ignored - in a wide range of conflicts including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Israel-Palestine, Lebanon, the Basque Region and Sri Lanka. Comparative Peace Processes combines optimism with a realist approach to conflict management, acknowledging that the propensity of dominant states to engage in political experimentation is conditioned by the state of conflict. It will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in general theories of political possibilities in peace processes and the practical deployment of political ideas in conflict zones.
    Morganti Carlo
    Comunità e Stato, Europa e Occidente. La politica secondo Guardini »
    Centro Editoriale Toscano , 2016
    Fisichella Domenico
    Concetti e realtà della politica »
    Carocci , Roma , 2015
    Aalberts Tanja
    Constructing Sovereignty between Politics and Law »
    Routledge , London/New York , 2012
    This book explores the interplay between sovereignty, politics and law through different conceptualizations of sovereignty. Despite developments such as European integration, globalization, and state failure, sovereignty proves to be a resilient institution in contemporary international politics. This book investigates both the continuity and change of sovereignty through an examination of the different ways it is understood; sovereignty as an institution, as identity; as a (language) game; and as subjectivity. In this illuminating book, Aalberts examines sovereign statehood as a political-legal concept, an institutional product of modern international society, and seeks an interdisciplinary approach that combines international relations and international law. This book traces the consequences of this origin for the conceptualization of sovereign statehood in modern academic discourse, drawing on key jurisprudence and international treaties, and provides a new framework to consider the international significance of sovereignty.
    Riccardi Veronica
    Costruire la cultura della convivenza. Alexander Langer educatore »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2016
    Lidegaard Bo
    Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark’s Jews Escaped the Nazis »
    Atlantic Books , London , 2014
    The rescue of the Danish Jews from Nazi persecution in October 1943 is a unique exception to the tragic history of the Holocaust. Within a few weeks some 7,000 people managed to escape, leaving the German occupation forces in Denmark almost empty handed. What made this possible? Who rescued the Jews and who enabled their rescue? What was the interplay between the Nazi leadership in Berlin, their agents in Copenhagen, the Danish authorities and indeed the Jews and their Danish compatriots? For decades these questions have been answered only by simplistic myths. Now, for the first time, Bo Lidegaard brings together decades of research and new evidence to tell the story as seen both through the eyes of individual refugees and through the prism of politics at all levels, from the Führer himself down to the Danish police. Based on contemporary documentation, the narrative draws upon primary sources not previously known to the public, as well as on a host of historical research into various aspects of the rescue. Ultimately, this story is a tribute to the inspiring capacity of an entire people to stand up and do the right thing in a time of crisis.
    La Valle Raniero
    Cronache ottomane. Come l'Occidente ha costruito il proprio nemico »
    Bourdeaux , Roma , 2016
    Villani Ugo
    Dalla Dichiarazione universale alla Convenzione europea dei diritti dell'uomo »
    Cacucci , Roma-Bari , 2015
    Filipowicz Stanislaw
    Democracy - The Power of Illusion »
    Peter Lang , Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2013
    Democracy – hope or illusion? Blooming, failing or declining? Our doubts and hesitation make part of unbending efforts to endorse and explain democracy. Who is right – the custodians of promise ort the prophets of decline? The book concentrates on doubts. The author tries to explore «the other side of the moon», emphasizing the role of critical thinking, opposing a main-current optimism. Defending democracy we want to generate hope, but hoping may be a dangerous craft. Protecting our hope we are prone to believe that democracy – even if it is not a full success story – is justified in its nature and out of question. How much do we have to forget to sanction this view? This is, in fact, the main question the book raises. It gives voice to those who never, in their writing on democracy, used a flattering tone. Starting with Greek giants – Plato and Aristotle – up to modern and most recent times, going through a broad field of revealing criticism, leaving us with unsettling feeling that democracy is rather something to be explained than something to be celebrated. Living in democracy, lamenting its underperformances, we must not overlook a fundamental question – in what part do our disappointments reflect the «art of forgetting», allowing us to cast into oblivion all serious doubts originating in a critical discourse on modernity and democracy?
    Allegretti Umberto (a cura di)
    Democrazia partecipativa. Esperienze e prospettive in Italia e in Europa »
    Firenze University Press , Firenze , 2010


    Chapter 1
    Bastasin Carlo
    Destra e sinistra. Politiche chiuse, società aperta »
    Università Bocconi Editore , Milano , 2007
    Casadei Thomas (ed.)
    Diritti umani e soggetti vulnerabili. Violazioni, trasformazioni, aporie »
    Giappichelli , Torino , 2012
    Sandonà Leopoldo
    Ecologia umana. Un percorso etico e teologico sui passi di papa Francesco »
    Edizioni Messaggero , Padova , 2015
    Biehl Janet
    Ecology or Catastrophe. The Life of Murray Bookchin »
    Oxford University Press , Oxford , 2015
    Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) was one of the most significant and influential environmental philosophers of the twentieth century. The founder of the social ecology movement, Bookchin was presenting and publishing foundational ideas about issues like air and water pollution, nuclear radiation, and the dangers of fossil fuels. He was a genuinely original and prescient thinker who was grappling with problems that we still face today-and proposing solutions for them-before most people realized those problems existed. In addition to his work in ecology, Bookchin was also a noted leftist, and he worked to create an authentic, indigenous American Left. Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin is the first-ever biography of Murray Bookchin, written by his personal collaborator and copyeditor, Janet Biehl. From 1987-2006, Biehl edited every word that Bookchin wrote, and worked with him on numerous articles and books. She tells the story of Bookchin's life from a perspective that no one else could, providing a comprehensive biography that examines this pioneer environmentalist's life on both personal and professional levels. She uses her access to Bookchin's papers as well as extensive archival research, and draws upon nearly two decades' worth of a personal relationship with Bookchin. The book discusses the variety of philosophies and movements that Bookchin helped lead, including social ecology, assembly democracy, and even, in certain instances, anarchism. Ecology or Catastrophe is the definitive biography of Murray Bookchin, written by the person who knew him best.
    Rosselli Carlo
    Economia politica »
    Biblion Edizioni , Milano , 2016
    Wylie Lillian, Winand Pascaline (eds.)
    Energy and the Environmental Challenge. Lessons from the European Union and Australia »
    Peter Lang , Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien , 2011
    Bringing together eminent Australian, European and Russian experts and practitioners, this volume makes an important contribution to the crucial debates on climate change and energy that will have a profound impact on all our futures. The problems faced by business, scientists, NGOs, policymakers and researchers are multifaceted and complex in nature, so a comprehensive treatment of the subject is best undertaken by a diverse and multi-skilled group. The authors explore different approaches and experiences in securing sustainable energy supplies in Europe and Australia, while heeding the interplay between public policy, science, business and environmental groups. On the threshold of an era of carbon taxing and energy thrift, the views of the authors on the future evolution of our relationship with energy are as insightful as they are thought-provoking.
    Gatto Emilio
    Erasmo e il suo tempo. Dal mondo tardo-medievale all'affermazione del primo cittadino europeo dell'evo moderno »
    De Ferrari , Genova , 2007
    Ossola Carlo
    Erasmo nel notturno d'Europa »
    Vita e Pensiero , Milano , 2015
    Musil Robert
    Europa inerme »
    Moretti & Vitali , Bergamo , 2015
    Madonia Claudio
    Fra l’orso russo e l’aquila prussiana. La Polonia dalla Repubblica nobiliare alla IV Repubblica (1506-2006) »
    CLUEB , Bologna , 2013
    Ojakorotu Victor (ed.)
    Fresh Dimensions on the Niger Delta Crisis of Nigeria »
    JAPSS Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences , Delray Beach, Florida , 2009
    Scaiano Aldo
    Fridtjof Nansen. Esploratore polare e mediatore di pace »
    Biblion Edizioni , Milano , 2015
    Veeravalli Anuradha
    Gandhi in Political Theory. Truth, Law and Experiment »
    Ashgate , 2014
    Can Gandhi be considered a systematic thinker? While the significance of Gandhi’s thought and life to our times is undeniable it is widely assumed that he did not serve any discipline and cannot be considered a systematic thinker. Despite an overwhelming body of scholarship and literature on his life and thought the presuppositions of Gandhi’s experiments, the systematic nature of his intervention in modern political theory and his method have not previously received sustained attention. Addressing this lacuna, the book contends that Gandhi’s critique of modern civilization, the presuppositions of post-Enlightenment political theory and their epistemological and metaphysical foundations is both comprehensive and systematic. Gandhi’s experiments with truth in the political arena during the Indian Independence movement are studied from the point of view of his conscious engagement with method and theory rather than merely as a personal creed, spiritual position or moral commitment. The author shows how Gandhi’s experiments are illustrative of his theoretical position, and how they form the basis of his opposition to the foundations of modern western political theory and the presuppositions of the modern nation state besides envisioning the foundations of an alternative modernity for India, and by its example, for the world.
    Malandrino Corrado, Quirico Stefano (eds.)
    Garibaldi, Rattazzi e l'Unità d'Italia »
    Claudiana , Torino , 2011
    A partire dal concetto di "lungo Risorgimento", che dilata il processo di costruzione dello Stato nazionale italiano dalla fine del Settecento alla prima guerra mondiale, il volume curato da Corrado Malandrino e Stefano Quirico prende in esame il dibattito storico, politico e culturale che ha preceduto e accompagnato l'Unità nell’intento di rivedere ricostruzioni stereotipate e offrire contributi di ricerca originali. Oltre che a Garibaldi, Rattazzi e all'idea di Italia, ampia attenzione è dedicata al ruolo degli statisti piemontesi nell'edificazione nazionale, in primis Massimo D'Azeglio, nonché all’idea di Europa, in particolare in Mazzini e nell’eroe dei due mondi.
    Pons Italo, Varnier Giovanni Battista (eds.)
    Giorgio Peyrot. Il giurista delle minoranze religiose »
    Genova University Press , Genova , 2013
    Salio Nanni, De Michelis Silvia (eds.)
    Giornalismo di pace »
    Edizioni Gruppo Abele , Torino , 2016
    Del Corno Nicola
    Giovani, socialisti, democratici. La breve esperienza di “Libertà!” (1924-1925) »
    Biblion Edizioni , Milan , 2016
    No author
    Giuseppe Mazzini. Un intellettuale europeo »
    Liguori , Napoli , 2013
    Biorcio Roberto (a cura di)
    Gli attivisti del Movimento 5 Stelle. Dal web al territorio »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2015
    Palladino Giovanni
    Governare bene sarà possibile. Come passare dal populismo al popolarismo »
    Rubbettino , Soveria Mannelli , 2015
    Samaddar Ranabir (ed.)
    Government of Peace. Social Governance, Security and the Problematic of Peace »
    Ashgate , Aldershot , 2015
    Government of Peace addresses a major question in world politics today: how does post-colonial democracy produce a form of governance that copes with conflicts, insurgencies, revolts, and acute dissents? The contributors view social governance as a crucial component in answering this question and their narratives of governance aim to show how certain appropriate governing modes make social conflicts more manageable or at least also occasions for development. They show how government often expands to cope with acute conflicts; money is made more readily available; the transfer of resources acquires frantic pace; and so society becomes more attuned to a money-centric, modern life. Yet this style of governance is not the only approach. Dialogues from below challenge this accepted path to peacebuilding and new subjectivities emerge from movements for social justice by women, migrants, farmers, dalits, low-caste, and other subaltern groups. The idea of a government of peace sits at the core of the interlinked issues of social governance, peace-building, and security. By exploring this idea and analysing the Indian experience of insurgencies and internal conflicts the contributors collectively show how rules of social governance can and have evolved.
    Fücks Ralf
    Green Growth, Smart Growth. A New Approach to Economics, Innovation and the Environment »
    Anthem Press , London , 2015
    This book is not another warning about the end of the world. It is neither a penitential sermon on environmentalism, nor an appeal to frugality and self-restraint. Far from having exhausted the era of technological, social and democratic progress, we are on the brink of a new stage of industrial modernity: a shift from a fossil-based to a postfossil economy, from the ruthless exploitation of nature toward growth in tandem with it. Decoupling economic growth from environmental consumption is an ambitious goal, but also an achievable one. Drawing on the German policy experience of tackling climate change, ‘Green Growth, Smart Growth’ outlines a positive way forward in this great transformation and it does so in the conviction that the danger industrial civilization poses to our future can be overcome using the means of modernity: science, technology and democracy. It is by no means certain that we will win the race against climate change and dwindling resources. That will require nothing less than a great leap forward—a green industrial revolution.
    D'Amico Maria Elisa
    I diritti contesi »
    FrancoAngeli , Milan , 2008
    Manduchi Patrizia (a cura di)
    I movimenti giovanili nel mondo arabo mediterraneo. Dalle indipendenze nazionali a oggi »
    Carocci , Roma , 2015
    Campus Leonardo
    I sei giorni che sconvolsero il mondo. La crisi dei missili di Cuba e le sue percezioni internazionali »
    Le Monnier , 2014
    This work shows the Cuban Missile Crisis from a different perspective. The most dangerous nuclear crisis has been widely and accurately studied, but its transnational nature, and its socio-cultural dimension still remain largely unknown. This study aims to provide a contribution in this direction. Based on more than 7 years of research conducted in the archives of several countries (US, UK, Italy and more), the book also makes extensive use of the international press of those days, complemented by selected oral history interviews. It argues that the public showdown between the US and the USSR constituted a global experience, as the fear of a nuclear escalation ignited reflections, demonstrations and repercussions all over the world, with different intensity and color. The global nature of the crisis is highlighted in the Preface chapter, applying theories by Fernand Braudel and Marshall McLuhan. Part One provides a detailed account of the crisis’ events. Part Two then turns to their perceptions, both on a political and socio-cultural level, showing the interconnections between the two spheres. Such approach is applied here to two national contexts (US, Italy) and three transnational categories of observers (political thinkers, religious figures, scientists).
    Ballardini Bruno
    ISIS®. Il marketing dell’apocalisse »
    Baldini&Castoldi , Milano , 2015
    Quirico Domenico
    Il Grande Califfato »
    Neri Pozza , Milano , 2015
    Impagliazzo Marco
    Il martirio degli armeni. Un genocidio dimenticato »
    Editrice La Scuola , Brescia , 2015
    Shiva Vandana
    Il mondo del cibo sotto brevetto. Controllare le sementi per governare i popoli »
    Feltrinelli , Milano , 2015
    Lidegaard Bo
    Il popolo che disse no. La storia mai raccontata di come una nazione sfidò Hitler e salvò i suoi compatrioti ebrei »
    Garzanti , Milano , 2014
    Magnaghi Alberto (a cura di)
    Il territorio bene comune »
    Firenze University Press , Firenze , 2012


    Giarini Orio
    Itinerario senza frontiere dal Texas alla terza età »
    The Risk Institute - Istituto del Rischio - L'Institut du risque , Geneva , 2010
    Edizione Speciale Quaderni Europei sul Nuovo Welfare , N. 14
    Indeo Fabio
    Kazakhstan. Centro dell’Eurasia »
    Sandro Teti Editore , Roma , 2014
    Kinna Ruth
    Kropotkin. Reviewing the Classical Anarchist Tradition »
    Edinburgh University Press , Edinburgh , 2016
    Kropotkin has been celebrated as the most accessible and coherent of the classical anarchists. In this book, Ruth Kinna provides a new interpretation of Kropotkin, removing his ideas from the 'classical' tradition and situating them in a critique of classical anarchism. By looking at his collaborations with other leading writers in the movement, Kinna shows how Kropotkin understood anarchist traditions while revealing how the Russian revolutionary movement shaped his anarchist, communist politics. This analysis corrects some popular myths about Kropotkin’s thought, highlights the important and unique contribution he made to the history of socialist ideas and sheds new light on the nature of anarchist ideology.
    Piccardo Lara (dir./ed.)
    L'idée d'Europe au XVIII siècle / the idea of Europe in the 18th century »
    Honoré Champion , Paris , 2009
    Audenino Patrizia
    La casa perduta. La memoria dei profughi nell’Europa del Novecento »
    Carocci , Roma , 2015
    Zanzi Luigi
    La creatività storica della natura e l'avventura dell'uomo. Meditazioni »
    Jaca Book , Milano , 2015
    Latouche Serge
    La decrescita prima della decrescita. Precursori e compagni di strada »
    Bollati Boringhieri , Torino , 2016
    Forcellese Tito, Franchi Giovanni, Macchia Antonio (eds.)
    La fine del comunismo in Europa. Regimi e dissidenze 1956-1989 »
    Rubbettino , Soveria Mannelli , 2016
    Bonvicini Gianni, Colombo Alessandro (a cura di)
    La politica estera dell'Italia »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2010
    Pasquino Gianfranco
    La rivoluzione promessa. Lettura della Costituzione italiana »
    Bruno Mondadori , Milan , 2011
    Blanco Luigi, Tamanini Chiara
    La storia attraversa i confini. Esperienze e prospettive didattiche »
    Carocci , Roma , 2015
    Gobetti Piero
    La “rigenerazione” dell'Italia e la politica del primo dopoguerra: gli anni di «Energie Nove» »
    Biblion Edizioni , Milan , 2014
    Marcello Montanari, Franca Papa, Giuseppe Vacca (a cura di)
    Le forme e la storia. Scritti in onore di Biagio De Giovanni »
    Bibliopolis , Napoli , 2011
    Gherardi Raffaella
    Marco Minghetti. Il liberalismo e l'Europa »
    Morcelliana , Brescia , 2015
    Radiconcini Gianna
    Memorie di una militante azionista. Storia della figlia di un onesto cappellaio »
    Carocci , Roma , 2015
    Bilancia Paola
    Modello economico e quadro costituzionale »
    Giappichelli , Turin , 1996
    Simeone Eduardo
    Nel segno di Erasmo. “Philologia perennis” e identità culturale europea »
    La Scuola di Pitagora , Napoli , 2014
    Papisca Antonio
    Noi diritti umani. Rappresentazione di dignità umana, et di pace. Azione scenica in prosa e poesia del diritto nell’800° anniversario della Magna Charta Libertatum »
    CLEUP , Padova , 2015
    Nebbia Giorgio
    Non superare la soglia. Conversazioni su centocinquant'anni di ecologia »
    Edizioni Gruppo Abele , Torino , 2016
    Christensen Kit R.
    Nonviolence, Peace, and Justice »
    Broadview Press , Peterborough, ON , 2009
    This book takes a philosophical approach to questions concerning violence, war, and justice in human affairs. It offers the reader a broad introduction to underlying assumptions, values, concepts, theories, and the historical contexts informing much of the current discussion worldwide regarding these morally crucial topics. It provides brief summaries and analyses of a wide range of relevant belief systems, philosophical positions, and policy problems. While not first and foremost a book of advocacy, it is clearly oriented throughout by the ethical preference for nonviolent strategies in the achievement of human ends and a belief in the viability of a socially just—and thus peaceful—human future. It also maintains a consistently skeptical stance towards the all-too-easily accepted apologies, past and present, for violence, war, and the continuation of injustice.
    Varengo Selva
    Pagine anarchiche. Pëtr Kropotkin e il mensile “Freedom” (1888 – 1914) »
    Biblion Edizioni , Milano , 2015
    Lijphart Arend
    Patterns of Democracy. Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries »
    Yale University Press , New Haven , 2012
    In this updated and expanded edition of his classic text, Arend Lijphart offers a broader and deeper analysis of worldwide democratic institutions than ever before. Examining thirty-six democracies during the period from 1945 to 2010, Lijphart arrives at important—and unexpected—conclusions about what type of democracy works best.
    Maphosa Sylvester B., Keasley Alphonse (eds.)
    Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies: What’s Going to Make a Difference? »
    Africa Institute of South Africa , Pretoria , 2016
    Though conflicts among (African) nations diminished at the end of the last millennium, the need for peace remains a perennial concern for African citizens within their communities and countries. Once again, Maphosa and Keasley have engaged a collection of scholar-practitioners to address the query ‘What’s Going to Make a Difference in contemporary Peace Education around Africa?’ The contributing authors draw from daily headlines as well as African literature to unearth twenty-first century quandaries with which educators in formal and informal contexts are called upon to grapple. The ‘What’s Going to Make a Difference’ authors offer insights to educators, peace education practitioners and parents for everyday living. The authors probe the wisdom of the recent and ancient past and bring forth pearls for contemporary moments. All in discerning effort to respond to the guiding question, the editors and their contributing colleagues deliver a compelling set of revelations for Making a Difference in Peace Education for African and world citizens.
    Amster Randall, Finley Laura, Pries Edmund, McCutcheon Richard (eds.)
    Peace Studies between Tradition and Innovation »
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing , Newcastle upon Tyne , 2015
    he field of peace and conflict studies is rich in secular and faith traditions. At the same time, as a relatively new and interdisciplinary field, it is ripe with innovation. This volume, the first in the series Peace Studies: Edges and Innovations, edited by Michael Minch and Laura Finley of the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), is edited by top Canadian and US scholars in the field and captures both those traditions and innovations, focusing on enduring questions, organizing and activism, peace pedagogy, and practical applications. From the historical focus on disarmament, ending warfare and reducing militarism to the civil rights, women’s rights, and environmental movements, peace activists and pedagogues have long been important agents of social change. Authored by US and Canadian academics, educators, and activists, the chapters in this book demonstrate, how scholars and practitioners in the field are using the important knowledge, skills and values of their foremothers and forefathers to address new issues, integrate new technologies, and make new partners in their efforts to create a more just and humane world.
    Colombo Emilio
    Per l'Italia, per l'Europa. conversazione con Arrigo Levi »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2013
    Veenendaal Wouter
    Politics and Democracy in Microstates »
    Routledge , 2015
    Why are small states statistically more likely to have a democratic political system? By addressing this question from a qualitative and comparative methodological angle, this book analyses the effects of a small population size on political competition and participation. By comparing the four microstates of San Marino (Europe), St. Kitts and Nevis (Caribbean), Seychelles (Africa), and Palau (Oceania), it provides fresh and stimulating insight, concluding that the political dynamics of microstates are not as democratic as commonly believed. Instead, it is found in all four cases that smallness results in personalistic politics, dominance of the political executive, patron-client relations between citizens and politicians, and the circumvention of formal political institutions. In addition, the book suggests that the study of formal institutions provides an incomplete image of microstate democracy and that informal characteristics of politics in microstates also need to be explored in order to better explain the influence of smallness on democracy.
    Balcet Giovanni, Valli Vittorio (eds.)
    Potenze economiche emergenti. Cina e India a confronto »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2012
    Ridolfi Maurizio (a cura di)
    Presidenti. Storia e costumi della Repubblica nell’Italia democratica »
    Viella , Roma , 2014
    Padoa Schioppa Tommaso
    Regole e finanza. Contemperare libertà e rischi »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2011
    Stack Trevor, Goldenberg Naomi R., Fitzgerald Timothy (eds.)
    Religion as a Category of Governance and Sovereignty »
    Brill , Leiden , 2015
    Religious-secular distinctions have been crucial to the way in which modern governments have rationalised their governance and marked out their sovereignty – as crucial as the territorial boundaries that they have drawn around nations. The authors of this volume provide a multi-dimensional picture of how the category of religion has served the ends of modern government. They draw on perspectives from history, anthropology, moral philosophy, theology and religious studies, as well as empirical analysis of India, Japan, Mexico, the United States, Israel-Palestine, France and the United Kingdom.
    MacNair Rachel M.
    Religions and Nonviolence. The Rise of Effective Advocacy for Peace »
    ABC-CLIO , 2015
    Covering the nonviolence traditions in all the major religions as well as the contributions of religious traditions to major nonviolent practices, this book addresses theories of nonviolence, considers each religion individually, and highlights what discrete religious perspectives have in common. Covering all the major—and some of the larger minor—religions of the world, Religions and Nonviolence: The Rise of Effective Advocacy for Peace examines the rich history of how human thinking on nonviolence has developed and what each religion offers to the theory and practice of nonviolence, providing a counterpoint to the perspective that religion has largely inspired violence and intolerance. It also traces the contributions of religious traditions to secular nonviolent practices, recognizes and explains why religion has historically inspired violence, and provides additional resources for investigating the crossroads of religion and advocacy of nonviolence and peace. The author addresses the nonviolence traditions in religions such as Bahai, Buddhism, Christianity, Ethical Atheism, the First Nations of North America, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Tenrikyo, and Revitalized Paganism. Ancient religions with important contributions to nonviolence—Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Jainism—receive attention, as do Mo Tse and other Chinese philosophers as well as Pythagoras and other classical Greek thinkers. Students of religion, history of religion, sociology, or psychology will find this book key to achieving a balanced and therefore more accurate understanding of both religion and history. General readers will gain insights into the commonalities among different religions as well as each major religion's historical and current stances on issues of violence, such as human or animal sacrifice, slavery, war, and the death penalty.
    Polasky Janet
    Revolutions without Borders The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World »
    Yale University Press , New Haven, CT , 2015
    Nation-based histories cannot do justice to the rowdy, radical interchange of ideas around the Atlantic world during the tumultuous years from 1776 to 1804. National borders were powerless to restrict the flow of enticing new visions of human rights and universal freedom. This expansive history explores how the revolutionary ideas that spurred the American and French revolutions reverberated far and wide, connecting European, North American, African, and Caribbean peoples more closely than ever before. Historian Janet Polasky focuses on the eighteenth-century travelers who spread new notions of liberty and equality. It was an age of itinerant revolutionaries, she shows, who ignored borders and found allies with whom to imagine a borderless world. As paths crossed, ideas entangled. The author investigates these ideas and how they were disseminated long before the days of instant communications and social media or even an international postal system. Polasky analyzes the paper records—books, broadsides, journals, newspapers, novels, letters, and more—to follow the far-reaching trails of revolutionary zeal. What emerges clearly from rich historic records is that the dream of liberty among America’s founders was part of a much larger picture. It was a dream embraced throughout the far-flung regions of the Atlantic world.
    Mancini Roberto
    Ripensare la sostenibilità. Le conseguenze economiche della democrazia »
    FrancoAngeli , Milano , 2015
    Kymlicka Will, Walker Kathryn (eds.)
    Rooted Cosmopolitanism. Canada and the World »
    University of British Columbia Press - UBC Press , Vancouver , 2012
    Canadians take pride in being good citizens of the world, yet our failure to meet commitments on the global stage raises questions. Do Canadians need to transcend local attachments and national loyalties to become full global citizens? Is the very idea of rooted cosmopolitanism simply a myth that encourages complacency about Canada’s place in the world? This volume brings together leading scholars to assess the concept of rooted cosmopolitanism, both in theory and practice. In Part 1, authors examine the nature, complexity, and relevance of the concept itself and show how local identities such as patriotism and Quebec nationalism can, but need not, conflict with cosmopolitan values and principles. In Part 2, they reveal how local ties and identities in practice enable and impede Canada’s global responsibilities in areas such as multiculturalism, climate change, immigration and refugee policy, and humanitarian intervention. By examining how Canada has negotiated its relations to "the world" both within and beyond its own borders, Rooted Cosmopolitanism evaluates the possibility of reconciling local ties and nationalism with commitments to human rights, global justice, and international law.
    Polanyi Karl
    Scritti 1918-1963 »
    Jaca Book , Milano , 2015
    Battaglia Antonella
    Separatismo siciliano. I documenti militari »
    Edizioni Nuova Cultura , Roma , 2015
    Reinold Theresa
    Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect. The power of norms and the norms of the powerful »
    Routledge , London/New York , 2012
    This book explores how the bedrock institution of today’s global order – sovereignty – is undergoing transformation as a result of complex interactions between power and norms, between politics and international law. This book analyses a series of controversial military interventions into the internal affairs of "irresponsible sovereigns" and discusses their consequences for the rules on the use of force and the principle of sovereign equality. Featuring case studies on Kosovo, Darfur and Afghanistan, It shows that frames from one discourse (for example the debate over the responsibility to protect) have been imported into other discourses (on counter-terrorism and nuclear non-proliferation) in an attempt to legitimize a bold challenge to the global legal order. Although the ‘demise’ of sovereignty is widely debated, this book instead seeks to ‘deconstruct’ sovereignty by explaining how this institution has been reconstituted by global powers whose hegemonic law-making activities have popularized the notion of sovereignty as responsibility. Drawing on international relations theory, international law and sociology, Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect develops a truly interdisciplinary perspective on the transformation of sovereignty and will be of strong interest to students and scholars in these fields.
    Simonett Jürg (ed.)
    Storia dei Grigioni »
    Edizioni Casagrande , Bellinzona , 2000
    Padoa Schioppa Antonio
    Storia del diritto in Europa. Dal medioevo all'età contemporanea »
    Il Mulino , Bologna , 2007
    Bremmer Ian
    Superpower. Three Choices for America’s Role in the World »
    Penguin , 2015
    America will remain the world’s only superpower for the foreseeable future. But what sort of superpower? What role should America play in the world? What role do you want America to play? Ian Bremmer argues that Washington’s directionless foreign policy has become prohibitively expensive and increasingly dangerous. Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. policymakers have stumbled from crisis to crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine without a clear strategy. Ordinary Americans too often base their foreign policy choices on allegiance or opposition to the party in power. We can no longer afford this complacency, especially now that both parties are deeply divided about America’s role in the world. The next presidential election could easily pit an interventionist Democrat against an isolationist Republican—or the exact opposite. As 2016 rapidly approaches, Bremmer urges every American to think more deeply about what sort of country America should be and how it should use its superpower status. He explores three options: Independent America asserts that it’s time for America to declare independence from the responsibility to solve other people’s problems. Instead, Americans should lead by example—in part, by investing in the country’s vast untapped potential. Moneyball America acknowledges that Washington can’t meet every international challenge. With a clear-eyed assessment of U.S. strengths and limitations, we must look beyond empty arguments over exceptionalism and American values. The priorities must be to focus on opportunities and to defend U.S. interests where they’re threatened. Indispensable America argues that only America can defend the values on which global stability increasingly depends. In today’s interdependent, hyperconnected world, a turn inward would undermine America’s own security and prosperity. We will never live in a stable world while others are denied their most basic freedoms—from China to Russia to the Middle East and beyond. There are sound arguments for and against each of these choices, but we must choose. Washington can no longer improvise a foreign policy without a lasting commitment to a coherent strategy. As Bremmer notes, “When I began writing this book, I didn’t know which of these three choices I would favor. It’s easy to be swayed by pundits and politicians with a story to sell or an ax to grind. My attempt to make the most honest and forceful case I could make for each of these three arguments helped me understand what I believe and why I believe it. I hope it will do the same for you. I don’t ask you to agree with me. I ask only that you choose.”
    Borgognone Giovanni
    Tecnocrati del progresso. Il pensiero americano del Novecento tra capitalismo, liberalismo e democrazia »
    UTET Università , Torino , 2015

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    Burton Antoinette, Hofmeyr Isabel (eds.)
    Ten Books That Shaped the British Empire: Creating an Imperial Commons »
    Duke University Press , Durham NC , 2014
    Combining insights from imperial studies and transnational book history, this provocative collection opens new vistas on both fields through ten accessible essays, each devoted to a single book. Contributors revisit well-known works associated with the British empire, including Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Thomas Macaulay's History of England, Charles Pearson's National Life and Character, and Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys. They explore anticolonial texts in which authors such as C. L. R. James and Mohandas K. Gandhi chipped away at the foundations of imperial authority, and they introduce books that may be less familiar to students of empire. Taken together, the essays reveal the dynamics of what the editors call an "imperial commons," a lively, empire-wide print culture. They show that neither empire nor book were stable, self-evident constructs. Each helped to legitimize the other.
    Rossi Pietro (ed.)
    The Boundaries of Europe. From the Fall of the Ancient World to the Age of Decolonisation »
    De Gruyter , 2015
    Europe’s boundaries have mainly been shaped by cultural, religious, and political conceptions rather than by geography. This volume of bilingual essays from renowned European scholars outlines the transformation of Europe’s boundaries from the fall of the ancient world to the age of decolonization, or the end of the explicit endeavor to “Europeanize” the world.From the decline of the Roman Empire to the polycentrism of today’s world, the essays span such aspects as the confrontation of Christian Europe with Islam and the changing role of the Mediterranean from “mare nostrum” to a frontier between nations. Scandinavia, eastern Europe and the Atlantic are also analyzed as boundaries in the context of exploration, migratory movements, cultural exchanges, and war. The Boundaries of Europe, edited by Pietro Rossi, is the first installment in the ALLEA book series Discourses on Intellectual Europe, which seeks to explore the question of an intrinsic or quintessential European identity in light of the rising skepticism towards Europe as an integrated cultural and intellectual region.
    Schuett Robert, Stirk Peter M. R.
    The Concept of the State in International Relations. Philosophy, Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism »
    Edinburgh University Press , Edinburgh , 2015
    A critical reassessment of the concepts of the state and sovereignty in international relations theory The concept of the state plays a central role in international relations, particularly in realist and neo-realist approaches. Yet, the meaning of the state is persistently taken to be self-evident by both advocates of the sovereign state and its critics. This volume counters this trend. It systematically considers the nature of the state, the concept of sovereignty and the challenges globalisation and cosmopolitanism. Featuring contributions from some of the most reputed theorists of the state, the essays in this collection give you a coherent and, at the same time, distinctively pluralist set of original reflections on the role and nature of the state.
    Ferrera Maurizio, Hemerijck Anton, Rhodes Martin
    The Future of European Welfare States: Recasting Welfare for a New Century »
    Oxford University Press , Oxford , 2006
    The aim of this book is to examine the changing nature of the European social model and its capacity to deal with both domestic and external challenges in the early 21st Century. A popular view is that West European welfare states are crumbling under pressure from external competition, while the globalization of production and finance, combined with the policy constraints of EMU, have all reduced the capacity of the state for implementing corrective remedies. More and more frequently, efficiency and equality, growth and redistribution, competitiveness and solidarity are referred to as polar opposites that can only thrive at each other's expenses. The argument in this report is much more nuanced - and optimistic. The authors counter the argument that welfare states are crumbling under external and domestically-generated pressures, they correct the view that national states are increasingly impotent to deal with the range of challenges that confront them, and they emphasize the importance of appreciating the different problems and potential for reform of Europe's clusters of welfare states for accurate analysis, comparison, and policy prescription. The scope for policy innovation lies between the twin constraints of preserving social justice objectives and solving those fiscal and policy failure problems that undermine economic imperatives - at both the macro and the micro level. Yet there is still scope for much innovation in the policy mix in reconciling these objectives. Moving forward with this agenda requires considerable imagination in defining that policy mix as well as substantial investment in new institutional arrangements. As this book stresses, the search for new solutions can be greatly helped by supranational mechanisms of co-ordination and evaluation, as well as by processes of mutual observation and learning. If European societies wish to reset themselves on a course of just growth, they will have not only to re-adapt their welfare institutions to the new context, but must also increase their adaptability as such, enhancing their social and policy learning capabilities and inaugurating novel institutional combinations between security and flexibility.
    Savranskaya Svetlana, Blanton Thomas S.
    The Last Superpower Summits. Gorbachev, Reagan, and Bush. Conversations that Ended the Cold War »
    Central European University Press , Budapest , 2016
    This book publishes for the first time in print every word the American and Soviet leaders – Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, and George H.W. Bush – said to each other in their superpower summits from 1985 to 1991. Obtained by the authors through the Freedom of Information Act in the U.S., from the Gorbachev Foundation and the State Archive of the Russian Federation in Moscow, and from the personal donation of Anatoly Chernyaev, these previously Top Secret verbatim transcripts combine with key declassified preparatory and after-action documents from both sides to create a unique interactive documentary record of these historic highest-level talks – the conversations that ended the Cold War. The summits fueled a process of learning on both sides, as the authors argue in contextual essays on each summit and detailed headnotes on each document. Geneva 1985 and Reykjavik 1986 reduced Moscow’s sense of threat and unleashed Reagan’s inner abolitionist. Malta 1989 and Washington 1990 helped dampen any superpower sparks that might have flown in a time of revolutionary change in Eastern Europe, set off by Gorbachev and by Eastern Europeans (Solidarity, dissidents, reform Communists). The high level and scope of the dialogue between these world leaders was unprecedented, and is likely never to be repeated.
    Brennan Daniel
    The Political Thought of Václav Havel. Philosophical Influences and Contemporary Applications »
    Brill , Leiden , 2016
    The book considers Václav Havel’s body of writing as a cohesive whole offering a consistent political philosophy. This bold claim is backed up through a close examination of Havel’s plays, letters, essays and aphorisms. The political philosophy that a close reading of Havel reveals is a liberal one. However, Havel is not the run-of the-mill liberal having influences from the field of phenomenology, Masaryk, Husserl, Levinas Patočka and Heidegger which give him a nuanced view of the self. Havel sees the self as something always being formed. Hence for Havel man has an ability to ‘shake’ his current state and invite transcendence into his life. This agonistic process reveals our responsibility and liberates the self from forces which coerce behaviour.
    Bardi Luciano, Bartolini Stefano Trechsel Alexander H. (eds.)
    The Role of Parties in Twenty-First Century Politics. Responsive and Responsible? »
    Routledge , 2015
    For a long time analyses of political parties were framed within the usual context of democracy and of the historical transformation of the forms of democratic government. More recently several authors, among which eminently Peter Mair, progressively began to question the relationship between the normative definition of democratic government and the actual operation of parties. These new concerns are well epitomized by the tension between ‘responsiveness’ and ‘responsibility’ that gives the title to this book. While classic democratic theory sees as desirable that parties in government (and in opposition, too) are sympathetically responsive to their supporters first and more generally to public opinion and, at the same time, responsible toward the internal and international systemic constraints and compatibilities, these two roles seem to have become more difficult to reconcile and even increasingly incompatible. The chapters of this book explore the tensions between responsiveness and responsibility decomposing the international sources from the domestic sources and discussing the options and the possibilities for political parties to continue to play the role of provider of political stability in rapidly changing domestic and international environments. This book was published as a special issue of West European Politics.
    Stovall Tyler
    Transnational France. The Modern History of a Universal Nation »
    Westview Press , Boulder, CO , 2015
    In this compelling volume, Tyler Stovall takes a transnational approach to the history of modern France, and by doing so draws the reader into a key aspect of France’s political culture: universalism. Beginning with the French Revolution and its aftermath, Stovall traces the definitive establishment of universal manhood suffrage and the abolition of slavery in 1848. Following this critical time in France’s history, Stovall then explores the growth of urban and industrial society, the beginnings of mass immigration, and the creation of a new, republican Empire. This time period gives way to the history of the two world wars, the rise of political movements like Communism and Fascism, and new directions in popular culture. The text concludes with the history of France during the Fourth and Fifth republics, concentrating on decolonization and the rise of postcolonial society and culture. Throughout these major historical events Stovall examines France’s relations with three other areas of the world: Europe, the United States, and France’s colonial empire, which includes a wealth of recent historical studies. By exploring these three areas–and their political, social, and cultural relations with France–the text will provide new insights into both the nature of French identity and the making of the modern world in general.
    Losurdo Domenico
    Un mondo senza guerre. L’idea di pace dalle promesse del passato alle tragedie del presente »
    Carocci , Roma , 2016
    Giorgi Chiara
    Un socialista del Novecento. Uguaglianza, libertà e diritti nel percorso di Lelio Basso »
    Carocci , Roma , 2015
    Richards Rebecca
    Understanding Statebuilding. Traditional Governance and the Modern State in Somaliland »
    Ashgate , 2014
    Much analysis of state building focusses on dissecting specific projects and attempting to identify what has gone ‘wrong’ in states such as Afghanistan and Iraq. What draws less attention is what has gone ‘right’ in non-interventionist statebuilding projects within 'unrecognised’ states. By examining this model in more depth a more successful model of statebuilding emerges in which the end goal of modern democracy and good governance are more likely to be realized. Indeed 'states-within-states’ such as Somaliland where external intervention in the statebuilding process is largely absent can provide vital new lessons. Somaliland is a functioning democratic political entity in northwestern Somalia which declared its independence from the troubled south in 1991 and then embarked on an ambitious project to create a democratic government and successful state in the post-conflict environment. The leaders and the people of Somaliland have since succeeded not only in maintaining peace and stability, but also in building the institutions of government and the foundations for democracy that have led to a succession of elections, peaceful transfers of power and a consolidation of democratization. The resulting state of Somaliland is widely hailed as a beacon of success within a politically turbulent region and provides a useful framework for successful statebuilding projects throughout the world.
    Green Simon, Turner Ed
    Understanding the Transformation of Germany’s CDU »
    Routledge , 2015
    This book analyses the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU), one of Europe’s most successful and influential political parties. The CDU might have been expected to struggle in the circumstances of a more diverse, secular reunified Germany, yet it has prospered to an extent almost unparalleled in western Europe. Chapters consider the CDU’s policies (the factors driving them, their variation across Germany, the relationship to women, and the welfare state), its organisational development and change, and its position within the party system. Contributors particularly emphasise the diversity of the CDU, and the way it varies across Germany’s regions. The CDU is compared to other Christian Democratic parties, and special consideration is given to the CDU’s Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU). This book was published as a special issue of German Politics.
    Griffin David Ray
    Unprecedented. Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis? »
    Clarity Press , 2015
    Ye’or Bat
    Verso il califfato universale. Come l'Europa è diventata complice dell'espansionismo musulmano »
    Lindau , Torino , 2009
    Ferrera Maurizio (ed.)
    Welfare state reform in southern Europe: fighting poverty and social exclusion in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece »
    Routledge , London , 2008
    This new study delivers a detailed analysis of the efforts being made to reduce poverty and social exclusion in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece. After an initial discussion of the 'southern model' of the welfare state, the situation of each country is clearly illustrated. This book also discusses how the experience of southern Europe might bear upon the situation of the East European accession countries. This is excellent reading for those interested in social change across Europe and beyond.
    Tarantino Stefania
    àneu metròs/senza madre. L'anima perduta dell'Europa. María Zambrano e Simone Weil »
    La Scuola di Pitagora , Napoli , 2014
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