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Pace nella sicurezza o sicurezza nella pace. Il mondo cattolico italiano e la Democrazia cristiana di fronte alla sfida degli euromissili
Journal Title: MONDO CONTEMPORANEO 
Author/s: Giovanni Mario Ceci 
Year:  2005 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  29 FullText PDF:  141 KB

This essay takes into account the attitude of the Italian Catholic world towards the decision to accept the modernization of the nuclear weapons taken by NATO in 1979, and the consequent installation of American nuclear warheads, the so-called euro-missiles, in Comiso, Sicily. The essay is made up of three different levels of analysis: the first level introduces discussions and interpretations that took place within the Italian Catholic world, and the attitude of the two main institutional actors, the Church and the Christian Democratic Party; the second level analyses the cultural aspects of the Catholic tradition and how it influenced the positions related to the issue of war and weapons; the third and last level is the one concerning the political system. The issue of the new missiles became a very important turning point in Italian politics, leading to changes which passed through the different parties and, therefore, gained a systemic dimension.

Giovanni Mario Ceci, in "MONDO CONTEMPORANEO" 2/2005, pp. , DOI:

   

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