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A Political Theory for Our Time


Edited By Lucio Levi, Giampiero Bordino and Antonio Mosconi

This volume is a collection of essays published between 1999 and 2015 in the review The Federalist Debate. The book highlights the issue of federalism intended as a theoretical paradigm to interpret the major problems of our age, and in particular the issues of peace and war in a world characterized by an uncontrolled globalization.

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What Future for Federalism?



Fernando A. IGLESIAS

“As soon as headed towards home I mentally said good-bye to all my different politically orientated fellows. Their intimate pride relied in knowing that they were coming back to their battle-place in their political organizations, which did exist, were well known, were expecting for them and were now prepared to celebrate them for their firm loyalty. My unique pride was completely different in nature, as no political organization was neither waiting for me nor preparing a celebration in my honor, or even awaiting for my presence in their ranges. I had to be the one to create a new and different movement for a new and different battle; a battle that only I was to consider – beyond its current inexistence – more important than those in which all my fellows were going to engage in. By then, I had with me only myself, a manifesto, some thesis, and three or four friends who were waiting for me to finally know if the action to which I had been referring so much would really start”.

Altiero Spinelli (coming back from Ventotene)

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