Peronismo e giustizialismo: significati diversi in Italia e in Sudamerica
Journal Title: TEORIA POLITICA
Author/s: Mario G. Losano
Year: 2003 Issue: 1 Language: IT
Pages: 20 Fulltext PDF:83 KB
Peronism and Justicialismo: Different Meanings in Italy and South America (by Mario G. Losano)
The terms populism, peronism and justicialismo are often used to mean phenomena belonging to the same conceptual area. At the same time, though, each one of them has got many meanings, which vary in connection with the historical and geographical context in which they are used. The author analyses the different meanings of the three terms, both in their technical usage and in common speaking, going back to their historical background and enphasizing the rather deep differences of usage in Italy and South America. A case in point is that of justicialismo which, in Latin America, is the political doctrine of peronism, based on a mixture of social reform and populistic techniques of power management, while, in Italy it ended up pointing to the theory and practice of using trials for political ends by judges.