Italian Intellectuals and International Politics, 1945–1992

  • Alessandra Tarquini
  • Andrea Guiso

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Andrea Guiso, Alessandra Tarquini
    Pages 1-27
  3. Liberal Democrat Political Culture

  4. Catholic Political Culture

  5. Socialists and Communists

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-283

About this book


Italian intellectuals played an important role in the shaping of international politics during the Cold War. The visions of the world that they promulgated, their influence on public opinion and their ability to shape collective speech, whether in agreement with or in opposition to those in power, have been underestimated and understudied. This volume marks one of the first serious attempts to assess how Italian intellectuals understood and influenced Italy’s place in the post–World War II world. The protagonists represent the three key post-war political cultures: Catholic, Marxist and Liberal Democratic. Together, these essays uncover the role of such intellectuals in institutional networks, their impact on the national and transnational circulation of ideas and the relationships they established with a variety of international associations and movements. 


Italian culture international politics the Cold War Catholic political culture Marxist political culture Liberal Democrat political culture foreign policy cultural diplomacy Socialism Communism

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandra Tarquini
    • 1
  • Andrea Guiso
    • 2
  1. 1.Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24937-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24938-0
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