Building a Civil Society: Associations, Public Life, and the Origins of Modern Italy (Hardback)
Language: English . Brand New Book. The most passionate advocates of Italy s unification in the nineteenth century possessed an almost limitless faith in the benefits of civic association. They also shared a common concern: once Italian unification was achieved and various freedoms were established, would ordinary Italians naturally become responsible, progressive citizens - especially after centuries of foreign rule, regional division, and economic decline? Most unification advocates doubted that their fellow citizens could form a modern, progressive civil society on their own, or that a vibrant association life would develop from the ground up. Building a Civil Society is the first book-length English-language study of associational life in nineteenth-century Italy. Drawing on extensive research in published and unpublished documents - including associational records, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, guidebooks, exhibition catalogues, memoirs, and private letters - Steven C. Soper provides a complex account of Italian liberalism during Europe s age of association. His study also raises important questions about the role that associations play in emerging democracies. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9781442645035
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Critique: 'Steven Soper has provided a compelling and fascinating study on the ways in which associational life, its limits and breadth, and its weaknesses and strengths informed national discourses on civic duty and citizenship.' -- Aliza S. Wong American Historical Review, February 2015
Titre : Building a Civil Society: Associations, ...
Éditeur : University of Toronto Press, Canada
Date d'édition : 2013
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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