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The nouvelle vague of Italian federalism
Author/s:  A cura di Simonetta Soldani 
Year:  2011 Issue: 83 Language: Italian 
Pages:  19 Pg. 17-35 FullText PDF:  314 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PASS2011-083002
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The only clear note in the continuous talk of federalism - even since its potentially innovative (or subversive) values have been drastically reduced - is the widespread disaffection for the Italian state, in the way it has developed and in the highly centralistic structure that historically characterizes it. The clangor of anti-unitarian swords has inevitably became louder as the celebrations of the 150th anniversary drew nearer and the political crisis deepened. Hence the choice of opening this special issue with a discussion focussed on the concept of federalism, whose contradictory vagueness - as Simonetta Soldani notes in her introduction - best illustrates the current tensions and lacerations: an issue that Piero Bevilacqua, Giuseppe Berta and Mariuccia Salvati discuss with different sensibilities and approaches in accepting the challenge posed by the concept.
Keywords: Federalism, decentralization, national State, reform of the State

A cura di Simonetta Soldani, The nouvelle vague of Italian federalism in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 83/2011, pp. 17-35, DOI:10.3280/PASS2011-083002


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