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The Case of Italy

The Societal Impact of COVID-19 in a Fragmented Society

Jan Martin Rossi

Italy was among the first countries in the European Union (EU) where the presence of COVID-19 became apparent. On 9 March, the Italian government became the first in Europe to announce an unprecedented national lockdown, effectively paralyzing the

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Hegemony, Crisis and Bonapartism in Italy, Spain and France

Francesco Maria Scanni and Francesco Compolongo

-ideological’). In the Italian context, the crisis of bipolarism was thrown into relief by the sudden emergence of the Movimento 5 Stelle, a new political movement that would become a governing party over the course of the decade. The new party's rise was based on a

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Italian alliances between commoning and law

Framing new regulations by challenging rules in Naples

Antonio Vesco and Alexandros Kioupkiolis

The “commons” have become a rallying point of social mobilization against privatization and a linchpin of collective civic empowerment and democratic renewal in several countries. What singles out the Italian “laboratory” of urban commons in recent years is the coalescence of pro-commons lawyers with activists, movements, and grassroots collectives. The central role played by law in the Italian commons network must be read in the light of the distinctive forms that regulations and rules assume in specific contexts. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted between 2018 and 2019, this article focuses on the case of Naples and the reinvention of the legal tradition of “civic use.” Our account of the daily practices pursued by a Neapolitan community of commoners—L’Asilo—delves into the role played by the law and its representatives in a political context that has always been the subject of stigmatization.

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The First Italo-Ethiopian Clash over the Control of Eritrea and the Origins of Rome's Imperialism

Nikolaos Mavropoulos

political tensions. 3 This article is about Italian colonialism; it seeks to answer the question: how can we define liberal Italy's early drive to obtain colonies? On the one hand, it can safely be claimed that almost all the literature about the former

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Previous Editions of Italian Politics

Previous editions of Italian Politics

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Looking for a Space to Breathe

Decolonising Italian Cities

Elisabetta Campagni

Federazione delle Resistenze's ‘Urban Guerrilla’ and the Harnet Street's Memorial Archive with the Roman Eritrean Diasporas Those who still infest the legends around the jail of Dekhamere are white devils. They are Italian devils (Riccardo

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

A Retrospective Overview from the Italian Experience For a long time, Italy has suffered from organized crime and terrorism. This experience has put the fight against crime, drugs, money laundering, and terrorism very much in focus of Italian

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Austrian “Gypsies” in the Italian archives

Historical ethnography on multiple border crossings at the beginning of the twentieth century

Paola Trevisan

anthropology of Sinti 2 networks starting from a specific territory, such as the Austrian-Italian border at the beginning of the twentieth century. It is a border space par excellence, located between Italian- and German-speaking areas, crossed—from the end of

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Mobilizing Landscape Pedagogies

Enskillment and Frictions in Informal Educational Practices

Margherita Cisani

Like many colleagues, I combine academic work with some sporadic educational interventions in schools. In my case, for more than ten years, I have been running a small workshop with students in a secondary school in my hometown Bergamo (Italy

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Heywood, Paolo. 2018. After difference: queer activism in Italy and anthropological theory (WYSE Series in Social Anthropology). New York: Berghahn Books. 180 pp. Hb.: US$110.00. ISBN: 9781785337864.

Alessandra Gribaldo