Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century

We are really pleased to recommend you this book, just published: “Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century“, edited by Matt Evangelista (Routledge, 2017).

Here you’ll find the table of contents

Among the contributors: Sidney Tarrow, Jonathan Hopkin, Julia Lynch, Elisabetta Brighi and many others. Also “our” Fabrizio Coticchia wrote a chapter on Italian post-Cold War defense policy.

Here below a summary of the book

Italy from Crisis to Crisis seeks to understand Italy’s approach to crises by studying the country in regional, international, and comparative context. Without assuming that the country is abnormal or unusually crisis-prone, the authors treat Italy as an example from which other countries might learn.

The book integrates the analysis of domestic politics and foreign policy, including Italy’s approach to military interventions, energy security, economic relations with the European Union (EU), and to the NATO alliance, and covers a number of issues that normally receive little attention in studies of “high politics,” such as information policy, national identity, immigration, youth unemployment, and family relations. Finally, it puts Italy in a comparative perspective – with other European states, naturally – but also with Latin America, and even the United States, all countries that have experienced similar crises to Italy’s and similar – often populist – responses.

This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of, and courses on, Italian politics and history, European politics and, more broadly, comparative politics and democracy.

 

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The American Way of Bombing

We are pleased to present one of the best books of 2014, “The American Way of Bombing. Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones“, edited by  Matthew  Evangelista and Henry  Shue (Cornell University Press 2014).

Here you’ll find the details of the book, which brings together prominent military historians, practitioners, civilian and military legal experts, political scientists, philosophers, and anthropologists to explore the evolution of ethical and legal norms governing air warfare.

Here  you’ll find contents and contributors.

Some reviews of the book are available here.

As reported by the official website of the Cornell University Press: “Focusing primarily on the United States—as the world’s preeminent military power and the one most frequently engaged in air warfare, its practice has influenced normative change in this domain, and will continue to do so—the authors address such topics as firebombing of cities during World War II; the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; the deployment of airpower in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya; and the use of unmanned drones for surveillance and attacks on suspected terrorists in Pakistan, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, and elsewhere“.

We recommend the book, especially for those interested in air warfare, legal and ethical issues, technology and contemporary conflicts.

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