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Foreign policy
Author/s: Umberto Gentiloni Silveri 
Year:  2018 Issue: 2-3 Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 267-282 FullText PDF:  256 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MON2018-002022
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The most recent historiography has highlighted the central role played by foreign policy in the long path of the Italian post-war period. The relationship between political Catholicism and the dynamics of the international system is part of a broader reflection on the balance of the political system and on the role played by the Christian Democracy Party (DC) between political representation and governing functions. The author analyses a number of aspects of the historiographical debate on the Christian Democratic party and its foreign policy between 1945 and 1992 using two interpretation keys: the periodization of the Italian Republic and the analysis of the main issues or choices that accompany and define Christian Democrat foreign policy. A complex and contradictory framework emerges within which it is possible to identify continuities and discontinuities in the relationship between political Catholicism and international dynamics.
Keywords:  Political Catholicism, international system, post-war Italy, DC’s foreign policy, historiography on the DC, periodization of Italy’s Republic

Umberto Gentiloni Silveri, Foreign policy in "MONDO CONTEMPORANEO" 2-3/2018, pp. 267-282, DOI:10.3280/MON2018-002022


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