Lo Stato Parallelo

Autore: Andrea Greco
Editore: Chiarelettere
ISBN: 8861908322
Grandezza: 11,65 MB
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Tra le inchieste pubblicate da Chiarelettere sul potere in Italia NON POTEVA MANCARE UN LIBRO SULL’ENI. Il suo amministratore delegato vale più del ministro degli Esteri, sul suo tavolo passano affari miliardari, alleanze internazionali, interessi geopolitici, questioni di sicurezza fondamentali. I più grandi scandali e casi di corruzione sono nati qui, dall’Ente che più volte con le sue strategie spericolate, prima filoarabe poi filorusse, ha messo in crisi i nostri rapporti con gli alleati occidentali. Il suo fondatore, ENRICO MATTEI, è morto in circostanze ancora oggi misteriose, un suo ex presidente, Gabriele Cagliari, coinvolto in Tangentopoli, si è suicidato in carcere, gli ultimi due amministratori delegati sono indagati per corruzione internazionale. Ce n’è abbastanza per farci un libro. In quasi cinque anni Greco e Oddo hanno intervistato ex funzionari, addetti ai lavori, politici, studiosi (qualcuno si è negato), verificando bilanci e documenti di ogni tipo, anche privati. Ne è nato UN RACCONTO CORALE E RICCHISSI MO DELL’ITALIA degli ultimi sessant’anni: dalla Dc di Fanfani e le aperture di Moro alle giravolte di Berlusconi, grande alleato di Putin. In gioco ci sono la nostra indipendenza energetica e la diversificazione degli approvvigionamenti che potrebbe sconvolgere gli assetti del Mediterraneo. Nessuno, dopo aver letto questo libro, potrà negare che l’Eni è davvero UNO STATO NELLO STATO.

Lo Stato Parallelo

Autore: Paolo Cucchiarelli
Grandezza: 12,46 MB
Formato: PDF
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The Black Prince And The Sea Devils

Autore: Jack Greene
Editore: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786751280
Grandezza: 66,36 MB
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At the beginning of World War II, Prince Junio Valerio Borghese, dashing Italian nobleman, assembled the famous Decima MAS naval unit-the first modern naval commando squad. Borghese's "frogmen" were trained to fight undercover and underwater with small submarines and assault boats armed with a variety of destructive torpedoes. The covert tactics he and the Decima MAS developed, including the use of midget submarines, secret nighttime operations, and small teams armed with explosives, have become a standard for special forces around the world to this very day.After the Italian capitulation in 1943, Borghese determinedly fought on as a Fascist commando leader. After the war, he became a man of mystery, variously said to be involved with several right-wing conspiracies, abortive coups, and clandestine activity. The Prince's death in 1974 was every bit as mysterious as his life.Greene and Massignani have drawn upon official archives as well as information from Allied and Axis veterans in an unprecedented attempt to separate fact from fantasy in this detailed examination of Borghese, the Decima MAS, and the Italian naval special forces.

Italian Politics

Autore: Martin J. Bull
Editore: Polity
ISBN: 0745612989
Grandezza: 61,78 MB
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This wide-ranging book seeks to unravel the complexities of post-1992 Italian democracy. It takes as its point of departure the dramatic political tensions of the early 1990s and evaluates these against the background of an analysis of the 'First Republic' that predates these changes. Martin Bull and James Newell, renowned scholars of Italian Politics, argue that the early 1990s revolution in Italian party politics should be seen both as a major cause of subsequent changes in the political system and as a consequence of longer-term, still on-going changes in the Italian polity. The books explains how we can understand in this light the mixed success of the parties in attempting to act as autonomous vehicles of reform - and therefore why, if we are witnessing a transformation to a 'Second Republic', many of its key features still remain to be shaped. Each of the thematic chapters clearly juxtaposes Italy as it was before the 1990s with Italy today, thereby evaluating the degree to which the early 1990s can be seen as a watershed. In this way the book offers a novel account of both contemporary political developments and their historical significance in teh context of the 'Italian political model' that took shape in the period after 1945. This will be essential reading for all students of Italian and Comparative Politics, who will find the clarity and breadth of the book invaluable. Equally, scholars will be fascinated by this new and compelling argument.

The Red Brigades And The Discourse Of Violence

Autore: Marco Briziarelli
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317679903
Grandezza: 55,10 MB
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Vista: 2812
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This book explores the communicative practices of the Italian radical group Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse, or BR), the relationship the group established with the Italian press, and the specific social historical context in which the BR developed both its own self-understanding and its complex dialectical connection with the society at large. The BR’s worldview and the dominant ideology(ies) mediated by the press are treated as competing responses to structural issues of Italian history: the structural weakness of the nation state, the contradictions of an uneven economic development, and the consequent struggle of the bourgeois class to achieve hegemonic rule.

The Dual State

Autore: Eric Wilson
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317035224
Grandezza: 12,65 MB
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This volume presents a practical demonstration of the relevance of Carl Schmitt's thought to parapolitical studies, arguing that his constitutional theory is the one best suited to investing the ’deep state’ with intellectual and doctrinal coherence. Critiquing Schmitt’s work from a variety of intellectual perspectives, the chapters discuss current parapolitical reality within the domain of criminology, the parapolitical nature of both the dual state and the national security state corporate complex. Using the USA as a prime example of the world’s current dual or ’deep political state’, the criminogenic dimensions of the parapolitical systems of post 9/11 America are discussed. Using case studies, the dual state is examined as the causal factor of inexplicable parapolitical events within both the developed and developing world, including Sweden, Canada, Italy, Turkey, and Africa.

Transnational Fascism In The Twentieth Century

Autore: Matteo Albanese
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147252859X
Grandezza: 66,49 MB
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Developing a knowledge of the Spanish-Italian connection between right-wing extremist groups is crucial to any detailed understanding of the history of fascism. Transnational Fascism in the Twentieth Century allows us to consider the global fascist network that built up over the course of the 20th century by exploring one of the significant links that existed within that network. It distinguishes and analyses the relationship between the fascists of Spain and Italy at three interrelated levels - that of the individual, political organisations and the state - whilst examining the world relations and contacts of both fascist factions, from Buenos Aires to Washington and Berlin to Montevideo, in what is a genuinely transnational history of the fascist movement. Incorporating research carried out in archives around the world, this book delivers key insights to further the historical study of right-wing political violence in modern Europe.

Victims And Perpetrators Of Terrorism

Autore: Orla Lynch
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1351725343
Grandezza: 52,16 MB
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Vista: 8784
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This volume examines how both victims and perpetrators of terrorism are relevant to our understanding of political violence. While the perpetrators of political violence have been the subject of significant academic research, victims of terrorism and political violence have rarely featured in this landscape. In an effort to capture the vast complexity of terrorism, and to widen the scope of the agenda that informs terrorism research, this book presents a series of analyses that examines the role of the perpetrators, the experience of the victims, the public and media perceptions of both, and given the inherent intricacy of the phenomenon, how we might think about engaging with perpetrators in an effort to prevent further violence. By considering the role of the many actors who are central to our understanding and framing of terrorism and political violence, this book highlights the need to focus on how the interactivity of individuals and contexts have implications for the emergence, maintenance and termination of campaigns of political violence. The volume aims to understand not only how former perpetrators and victims can work in preventing violence in a number of contexts but, more broadly, the narratives that support and oppose violence, the construction of victimisation, the politicisation of victimhood, the justifications for violence and the potential for preventing and encouraging desistance from violence. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism and political violence, victimology, criminology, security studies and IR in general.

Italian Neofascism

Autore: Anna Cento Bull
Editore: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857454501
Grandezza: 53,82 MB
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During the Cold War Italy witnessed the existence of an anomalous version of a civil conflict, defined as a 'creeping' or a 'low-intensity' civil war. Political violence escalated, including bomb attacks against civilians, starting with a massacre in Milan, on 12 December 1969, and culminating with the massacre in Bologna, on 2 August 1980. Making use of the literature on national reconciliation and narrative psychology theory, this book examines the fight over the 'judicial' and the 'historical' truth in Italy today, through a contrasting analysis of judicial findings and the 'narratives of victimhood' prevalent among representatives of both the post- and the neo-fascist right.

The Vatican At War

Autore: Philip Willan
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491707941
Grandezza: 61,39 MB
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Vista: 4968
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When Pope Benedict’s butler began leaking secret Vatican documents to an Italian journalist he was motivated by a desire to save the Catholic church from what he saw as a mounting tide of corruption. Among the issues he felt should be brought to the attention of the pope and the public were the roles of freemasonry and the secret services in Vatican affairs, and the mysterious disappearance of a Vatican schoolgirl, Emanuela Orlandi. The Orlandi affair ties the present travails of the papacy to the Banco Ambrosiano scandal and the death in London of its chairman, Roberto Calvi. The banker found hanging under Blackfriars Bridge was caught in a web of Cold War intrigue, from which the Vatican is still trying to extricate itself. Now updated and expanded, this book was first published as ‘The Last Supper: The Mafi a, the Masons and the Killing of Roberto Calvi’. Praise for ‘The Last Supper’ ‘This powerfully written account will be required reading for students of recent Italian and Vatican history.’ The Tablet. ‘The meticulously researched book makes for a surprisingly smooth and fascinating read.’ Bloomberg. ‘Willan wrote the wonderful Puppetmasters about post-war Italian politics and this is more of the same, a smaller patch examined in more detail.’ Lobster.