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Regionalism, federalism and minority rights : The Italian case

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  • Mario Dani

Abstract

Three distinctive dynamics may be identified in the post-war developments
of territorial and minority rights polities in Italy. The first focuses on  recession attempts in peripheral areas in the aftermath of the world war, and on their interplay with the regional reform. The second peaks in the late '60s-early '70s, and relates territorial minorities' demands for recognition to broader protest movements and 'internal colonialism 'perspectives. The third consists of the recent success of regional Leagues in the North, and largely reverses previous approaches to territorial issues. Autonomy is still emphasized here, yet disconnected from, and often in explicit opposition to, social equality ideas. 'Minority rights' are largely replaced with a peculiar version of territorial populist politics.

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Dani, M., (1996) “Regionalism, federalism and minority rights : The Italian case”, Res Publica 38(2), 413-427. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v38i2.18643

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29 Jun 1996
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