Italy And The Bourgeoisie

Author: Stefania Lucamante
Editor: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838642023
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The Italian bourgeoisie appear to be living through a period of self-evaluation. This collection examines what is "essentially Italian" in the development of the bourgeoisie, starting with the role of the individual in post-unification Italy. Members of the bourgeoisie were Italy's ruling class while the country underwent drastic political, economic, and social transformations during major historical eras and events, such as the two World Wars, the Fascist ventennio, the colonial enterprises of the Mussolini regime, the Racial Laws and the Holocaust, and domestic terrorism. The role of the bourgeoisie as indicator, inspiration, and conscience in current pop and high culture is also examined.

Knowledge And Institutions

Author: Johannes Glückler
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319753282
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This open access book bridges the disciplinary boundaries within the social sciences to explore the role of social institutions in shaping geographical contexts, and in creating new knowledge. It includes theorizations as well as original empirical case studies on the emergence, maintenance and change of institutions as well as on their constraining and enabling effects on innovation, entrepreneurship, art and cultural heritage, often at regional scales across Europe and North America. Rooted in the disciplines of management and organization studies, sociology, geography, political science, and economics the contributors all take comprehensive approaches to carve out the specific contextuality of institutions as well as their impact on societal outcomes. Not only does this book offer detailed insights into current debates in institutional theory, it also provides background for scholars, students, and professionals at the intersection between regional development, policy-making, and regulation.

The Camps System In Italy

Author: Riccardo Armillei
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319763180
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This book deals with the social exclusion of Romanies (‘Gypsies’) in Italy. Based on interviews with Romani individuals, institutional and Civil Society Organisations’ (CSOs) representatives, participant observation and a broad range of secondary sources, the volume focuses on the conditions of those living in Rome’s urban slums and on the recent implementation of the so-called ‘Emergenza Nomadi’ (Nomad Emergency). The enactment of this extraordinary measure concealed the existence of a long-established institutional tradition of racism and control directed at Romanies. It was not the result of a sudden, unexpected situation which required an immediate action, as the declaration of an ‘emergency’ might imply, but rather of a precise government strategy. By providing an investigation into the interactions between Romanies, local institutions and CSOs, this book will deliver a new perspective on the Romani issue by arguing that the ‘camp’ is not only a tool for institutional control and segregation, but also for ‘resistance’, as well as a huge business in which everyone plays their part.

Social Services Disrupted

Author: Flavia Martinelli
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786432110
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This book revives the discussion on public social services and their redesign, with a focus on services relating to care and the social inclusion of vulnerable groups, providing rich information on the changes that occurred in the organisation and supply of public social services over the last thirty years in different European places and service fields. Despite the persisting variety in social service models, three shared trends emerge: public sector disengagement, ‘vertical re-scaling’ of authority and ‘horizontal re-mix’ in the supply system. The consequences of such changes are evaluated from different perspectives – governance, social and territorial cohesion, labour market, gender – and are eventually deemed ‘disruptive’ in both economic and social terms. The policy implications of the restructuring are also explored. This title will be Open Access on Elgaronline.com.

Europe S Intellectuals And The Cold War

Author: Nancy Jachec
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857738429
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In 1946, Europe’s leading artists, philosophers and writers formed a transnational society designed to defuse the tensions left by World War II. The Society of European Culture was founded by some of Western Europe’s most well-known intellectuals, including Albert Camus, André Gide, J.B. Haldane, Thomas Mann, Henri Matisse, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Schweitzer amongst others. The SEC created an informal but powerful political and cultural network across the world – seeking to enable dialogue between the Soviet East and the liberal West and further a ‘trans-European’ cultural ideal. Here, in the first complete history of the organization, Nancy Jachec demonstrates the profound influence its members exercised during the signing of the Helsinki Accords of 1975. Its founder and chairman, Umberto Campagnolo, was nominated twice for the Nobel Peace prize, and is one of the great ‘forgotten men’ of a crucial period in world history, as the Iron Curtain fell.

The Europa International Foundation Directory 2007

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Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9781857434309
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Now in its sixteenth edition, the Europa International Foundation Directory 2007 provides an un-paralleled guide to the foundations, trusts, charitable and grant-making NGOs, and other similar not-for-profit organizations of the world. It provides a comprehensive picture of third sector activity on a global scale. Presenting names and contact details for over 2,500 institutions world-wide, this new edition has been revised and expanded to include the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on this growing sector.