Parliaments at war (1914-1945): Italy and the European Context

Authors

Marco Meriggi
University of Naples Federico II
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1883-7162

Synopsis

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Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press. 

Series: Clio. Essays in History, Archaeology and Art History (ISSN: 2532-4608). 

Pages: 244. 

Language: Italian.

NBNhttp://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn:nbn:it:unina-22049

Abstract: During the First World War, the parliaments of the states involved in the conflict were, in most cases, forced to drastically limit their activity and were often precluded the possibility of fully exercising their prerogatives. More generally the spaces of freedom granted to the citizens, of which the parliamentary institution was the brightest symbol, shrank dramatically. At the same time, the power of military commands expanded, not only in trenches and on battlefields, but also in many areas of civilian life. However, in the final years of the war, the Parliaments succeeded not only in gradually regaining control, but also in pushing for an extension of their functions, initiating a process that in many states coincided with the transition from a liberal order to a full democratic order. The years of the "long" postwar period were however dense with contradictions. Legislative and executive law often grew together, while in some cases the imperative logic imposed for a long time in wartime re-emerged and consolidated. This volume, which examines several national cases, illustrates some of the ambivalent features of this dramatic phase of European history.

 

Table of Contents

Marco Meriggi, Introduzione

 

Guido Melis, Il Parlamento dalla Grande Guerra al fascismo

Sandro Guerrieri, Parlamento ed esecutivo in Francia nella “seconda guerra dei trent’anni”

Alessandro Isoni, Max Weber e il controllo parlamentare sulla burocrazia nella Germania in guerra

Ronald Car, La Germania weimariana tra parlamentarismo e burocratizzazione: dall’OHL (Comando Supremo dell’Esercito) all’OWL (Comando Supremo dell’Economia)

Marcella Aglietti, «Cuando el Parlamento cierra, la nación es Parlamento». I parlamentari di Spagna durante la prima guerra mondiale

Antonio Casu, La memoria storica del Parlamento

Fernando Venturini, Fonti sulla Grande Guerra nella Biblioteca della Camera dei deputati

Francesco Soddu, Il ruolo del Parlamento italiano durante la grande guerra

Francesco Bonini, Amministrazione e Parlamento, 1915-1918

Maria Sofia Corciulo, Il Comitato Segreto della camera dei deputati dopo Caporetto (13-18 dicembre 1917)

Pierluigi Pironti, Il Parlamento italiano e l’assistenza alle vittime di guerra (1915-1918)

Giulio Francisci, La legislazione di guerra e i diritti della popolazione

Daniela Felisini, Il triangolo del fuoco. Parlamento, pubblica amministrazione e imprese nell’esperienza della mobilitazione industriale

Antonio Fiori, Censura e Parlamento

 

Elenco degli autori

Author Biography

Marco Meriggi, University of Naples Federico II

He teaches History of Political Institutions at the Department of Humanities of the University of Naples Federico II. He sits on the editorial board of the academic journals “ Storica” and “Le carte e la storia”. His main research interests focus on the forms of power during modern and contemporary times, and on global history. His most recent publications are: Racconti di confine. Nel Mezzogiorno del Settecento, il Mulino, Bologna 2016 and World History. Le nuove rotte della storia ( with L. Di Fiore), Laterza, Bari-Roma 2011.

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Published
November 1, 2017

Details about this monograph

ISBN-13 (15)
978-88-6887-019-5
Publication date (01)
2017-11-01
doi
10.6093/978-88-6887-019-5