Teoria Politica 2015 | Año 5

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This volume of Teoria politica is published in four sections.

The first section is entitled The Lawmaker, the Ruler, the Judge: Three Models of Power. It deals with the classical but still stimulating issue of the three figures that traditionally embody the essential public functions, as well as with the relation among them. In the last issue (vol. IV, 2014) Teoria politica claimed the necessity to resume the debate on this theme, which has indeed never lost its relevance throughout the entire history of Western culture since its Greek origins. The ten articles in this section originated from the Nomothetes, kybernetes, dikastes Conference held in Turin (November 14-15, 2013) and promoted within the framework of the research Cultural heritage of antiquity coordinated by Giulio Guidorizzi, with the active participation of Teoria politica in its organization. Articles by Mario Vegetti, Lowell Edmunds, Franco Ferrari, Eva Cantarella and Alberto Maffi build on the papers they delivered in that occasion to offer innovative and original analyses of the ancient classical archetypes of power figures. Essays written by Pier Paolo Portinaro, Massimo Luciani and Luigi Ferrajoli, also developed from their Conference papers, connect to Classical sources to redefine present problems. Finally, contributions of Fulvia De…


Teoria Politica 2014 | Año 4

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This volume of Teoria politica is published in three sections.

The first section, which occupies most of the volume, deals with the relationship between Capitalism and Democracy, considered especially through the prism of the «crisis» that invested both the dominant economic system and the prevailing political regime (almost) all over the world in recent years. On this theme Teoria politica promoted a collective reflection by launching a specific Call for Papers in the last issue (Vol. III, 2013). This section includes fourteen articles, arranged ratione materiae in a systematic order: eight of them —those of Michelangelo Bovero, Mark Bevir, Maria Rosaria Ferrara, Francisco J. Laporta, Emilios Christodoulidis, Bruno Théret, Ermanno Vitale and Remo Bodei— are the revised texts of their papers presented during the Third Seminar of Teoria politica, held in Turin in October 2013. Articles by Roberto Schiattarella, Mauro Barberis, Clelia Bartoli and Serge Latouche originate from a series of lectures on capitalism they gave in Turin during the 6th semester of the Scuola per la buona politica (January-June 2013). Finally, contributions by Gregory Albo & Carlo Fanelli and Colin Leys have been received in response to our call for a broader common reflection.

The second section, entitled Essays, focus on…


Teoria Politica 2013 | Año 3

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This volume of Teoria politica is published in five sections.

The first section includes seven articles collected under the title Democracy in the Net? Teoria politica promoted a collective reflection on it, by launching a specific call for papers in the last issue (II, 2012). Some of these articles -the contributions by Gloria Origgi, Massimo Durante, Giuliano Bobba, Andrea Greppi and Giovanni Ziccardi- are revised papers presented at the Second Seminar of Teoria Politica, held in Aosta in June 2012, in collaboration with the University of Valle d’Aosta and organised by Ermanno Vitale, within the PRIN 2008 research, Democracy after Democracy, directed by Michelangelo Bovero. The articles by Luca Mori and Daniel Devatman Hromada are original contributions responding to our broad call for a collective reflection.

The second section includes seven articles on the topic Form of Government and Electoral Rule. The first six -by Michel Troper, Massimo Luciani, Eric Millard, Sergio Dellavalle, Jacopo Rosatelli and Stefano Passigli- are revised texts of the speeches delivered at the seminar (Torino, October 2012) organised by Teoria politica in collaboration with Scuola per la buona politica di Torino. The contribution by Giorgio Sobrino usefully complements them, by offering a critical review of the studies on…


Teoria Politica 2012 | Año 2

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This volume of Teoria politica is published in five sections. The first section includes five articles dedicated to Obedience and consent in current regimes of real democracy. This was the topic on which Teoria politca launched a debate, with a specific call for papers in the last issue. Some of these contributions -the article by Remo Bodei, whom we thank for suggesting the topic, and those by Ernesto Garzón Valdés and Giorgio Grossi- are revised papers presented at the First congress of Teoria politica, held at the University of Pisa in June 2011. The articles by Thomas M. Hughes and Luca Mori are the papers we selected from this first call.

The second section includes six articles on the topic of Meta-ethics and politics. Most of them are the outcome of the broad debate which developed during a series of meetings between the end of 2010 (in Barcelona, Alghero and Turin) and the start of 2011 (again in Turin) on the theories on moral objectivism formulated and defended by José Juan Moreso, and then reformulated and developed in an autonomous way by José Luis Martí. The contributions by Riccardo Guastini, Patricia Mindus and Pierluigi Chiassoni offer explicitly or implicitly criticisms of these…


Teoria Politica 2011 | Año 1

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While we were preparing the last issue of Teoria Politica of the previous series, during the autumn of 2009, we were also celebrating the centenary of Norberto Bobbio’s birth. The National Committee for the celebrations of the centenary promoted numerous activities of high cultural profile: a photo and document exposition (that resulted in the catalogue Bobbio e il suo mondo. Storie di impegno e di amicizia nel 900, Aragno, Torino 2009); an international congress (that resulted in the collected papers Il futuro di Norberto Bobbio, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2011); and a series of international seminars Invito al colloquio.

The organizers of the seminar, as well as of the congress, did neither aim to celebrate the intellectual and moral personality of Bobbio, nor to reconstruct his thought, a quite hard and perhaps impossible task. Our intention was instead to reflect on some fundamental themes that Bobbio treated in the terms of today’s scientific debate. From October to December 2009, five seminars took place in Turin dedicated respectively to the relationship between law, politics, and economics; to natural law anew; to the tension between justice and liberty as well as the research of third ways; to the role of supranational institutions in preserving peace;…