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Failure of Italian Nationhood The Geopolitics of a Troubled Identity

ISBN-10: 0230104134

ISBN-13: 9780230104136

Edition: 2010

Authors: Manlio Graziano

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This book explains Italyrs"s endless political instability and its historical, cultural and economic roots. It also illustrates why, even after the creation of the Italian state, Italy was never really unified. Piero Gobetti described fascism once as the "autobiography" of the Italian nation. This book explains why today it is possible to describe "berlusconism" ' a cultural, political and social phenomenon in Italy' as the most recent version of this countryrs"s autobiography.
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Book details

List price: $121.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface to the English Edition
Introduction to the English Edition
Introduction
Foreword: The "Original Sin"
The Original Characteristics
How Premature Development Became a Factor of Backwardness
The Phantom Nation
The Northern Question
Inventing Ancestors
The Unhappy Consciousness of Italian Development
A Culture without a Nation
The Difficult Italianization of the Piedmont
The Difficult Piedmontization of Italy
The Moderate Social Bloc
The Permanencies
Transformism
Internationalization Crises and Transformism
Emerging Sectors and Transformism
The Southern Question
Identity and Sovereignty
A Counter-Reformist Identity
A Civil "Guelph" Religion
The Quest for a Civil Italian Religion
A Petit-Bourgeois Fatherland
A Country of Limited Sovereignty
Identity and Development
The Failure of "Democratic Nationalization"
Italian Metamorphoses
Between Europe and the Mediterranean
The Internationalization Crisis of the 1990s
Conclusion
Biographies
Notes
References
Index