Building a Civil Society: Associations, Public Life, and the Origins of Modern Italy (BOK)
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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 Drawing on extensive research in published and unpublished documents - including associational records, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, guidebooks, exhibition catalogues, memoirs, and private letters -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.
|Utgitt||2013||Forfatter||Steven C. Soper|
University Of Toronto Press
|Antall sider||320||Dimensjoner||15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm|
|Vekt||620 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||European history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900|