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Monisms and Pluralisms in the History of Political Thought

copertina Monisms and Pluralisms

Titolo: Monisms and Pluralisms in the History of Political Thought
Autore: Edited by Andrea Catanzaro and Sara Lagi
Collana: Political Sciences
Anno: 2016
ISBN: 978-88-99647-11-7
Prezzo: 18,00 €

The clash between monism and pluralism does exist. It has allowed the emergence of pivotal political theories during the centuries. It has inspired the construction of political models and
theories. In our work we analyzed the term and the concept of monism and pluralism as having an historical dimension, changing over centuries, differently interpreted by the authors
and ideologies that we have taken into account. In this sense, we investigated the terms and the concepts of monism and pluralism from the perspective of the history of political thought.
That is the reason why we chose to talk about monisms and pluralisms. Through this particular viewpoint we analyzed how over centuries monisms and pluralisms have been used as
conceptual frameworks, theories, ideologies to reflect on long-term issues such as the nature of political power, the problem of political legitimacy, the relationship between the rulers and
the ruled, the meaning of freedom and tolerance, the sense of living together within contexts characterized by diversity. In other terms, we chose to reflect on monism and pluralism not as
theoretical entities but as monisms and pluralisms inside history. In doing so, we tried to show how monisms and pluralisms in the history of political thought have posed and continue to
pose a series of issues and problems concerning all of us and far from being mere erudition.

Andrea Catanzaro
is Assistant professor of History of Political Thought in the Department of Political Science of the University of Genoa, athenaeum in which he obtained his PhD in Social and Economic Science (curriculum: Political thought and Political Communication) in 2006. He got a yearlong post-doc fellowship at the Luigi Firpo Foundation of Turin (Centre of the Studies of Political Thought) in 2007. In 2012 he spent four months as Visiting Researcher at the Centre for the Studies of the History of Political Thought (Queen Mary University of London) and in 2014 he was for two months Academic Visitor (Faculty of Classics) at Oxford University. Andrea Catanzaro teaches History of Political Thought in the Mediterranean Area, History of Public Opinion and, inside the course Wars, conflicts and construction of peace, the module Peace and war in the history of political thought. His research interests principally focus on the Ancient Political Thought and the reception of ancient works in the political literature of the modern age. He is member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Il Pensiero politico”.

Sara Lagi
is Assistant professor of History of Political Thought (University of Turin). She graduated in History at the University of Florence and obtained her PhD in History of Modern and Contemporary European Political Thought at the University of Perugia. In 2007 she received the prize “Anna Maria Battista” for her PhD dissertation on Il pensiero politico di Hans Kelsen. Le origini di Essenza e valore della democrazia. From 2005 to 2014 she has been Lecturer in History of European Union and History of contemporary Italy for some American Colleges Programs in Florence (Middlebury College, Smith College, Fashion Institute of Technology) and she was also Visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science, Middlebury College (U.S.A) during the Winter term 2014. She published monographic studies on Hans Kelsen: Il pensiero politico di Hans Kelsen. Le origini di Essenza e valore della democrazia (Name, 2008), first edition in Spanish (Biblioteca Nueva, 2007), on Georg Jellinek: Georg Jellinek, storico del pensiero politico (1883-1905) (CET, 2009) and Georg Jellinek. Il “Tutto” e l’“Individuo”. Scritti di Filosofia, Politica e Diritto (Rubbettino, 2015). She is member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Il Pensiero politico”.

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