Journals and European Integration 1939–1979
Edited By Daniele Pasquinucci, Daniela Preda and Luciano Tosi
European Integration and North-South Dialogue: The Debate on Politica Internazionale (1969-1979): Angela Villani
European Integration and North-South Dialogue: The Debate on Politica Internazionale (1969-1979)
This essay aims at analysing the interest expressed by the review Politica internazionale towards the European integration process from 1969, the year of publication of the first number, to 1979, date of the first direct elections to the European Parliament.
Politica internazionale was founded by Gian Paolo Calchi Novati and Umberto Segre, with the cooperation since the early years of Italian scholars and intellectuals1. The review was mainly established to spread in public opinion a better knowledge upon subjects like Third World independence and economic development, and expressed an antiimperialist and Third Worldist vision that, since the years of the contestation, started to impose in Italian society.2 With that approach, the review looked at the European integration process underlying its limits and potentials, and wishing the consolidation of EEC international role in a particularly complex context. The decline of U.S. hegemony, the season of Détente and Southern World issues, increasingly pressing in requesting a new international economic order, concurred in asking this change.3 Soon after the review was established, ← 261 | 262 → the Aja Conference would lay the groundwork to deeply transform the inner structure and foreign relations, individuating three ambitious goals: enlargement, deepening and widening.4
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