Periferie dell'Occidente. Italia e Sudafrica nell'ordine liberale, 1795-1996

Rocco Walter Ronza

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Abstract

Often considered as 'exceptional' or 'deviant' cases by scholars of politics and comparative history, Italy and South Africa actually lend themselves to interesting parallels. Invested by the Atlantic Revolutions during the Napoleonic Wars, both countries are the product of liberal-national projects that took shape in the nineteenth century and incorporated within their borders a 'centre' fully integrated with the economies of the advanced West and a backward periphery, trapped in a dependent and auxiliary position. Italy's 'Southern Question' and South Africa's 'native question' help to explain why during the twentieth century Italy and South Africa first became the homeland of fascism and racial segregation and then the scene of a 'blocked democracy' during the Cold War years. In recent decades, Asian competition and pressure from the Global South have called into question the status of these two 'peripheries of the West' as part of the club of the most advanced economies, but have also revealed new potentials: while the perspective of the 'margins' can help read in advance the direction in which the global system is moving, the proximity with Africa could open them to connect and mediate between Europe and the region of the world with the greatest potential for growth today.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] Outskirts of the West. Italy and South Africa in the liberal order, 1795-1996
Lingua originaleItalian
EditoreVita e Pensiero, Milano
Numero di pagine160
ISBN (stampa)978-88-343-3418-8
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2019

Serie di pubblicazioni

NomeRELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI E SCIENZA POLITICA / ASERI

Keywords

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Italy - Modern History
  • South Africa - Modern History

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