domenica 8 febbraio 2015

Four Lives of Liberal Scholars (Vite di Giuristi Liberali)

In a 4 articles set P.G.Monateri connects the lives and thoughts of four among the major law and liberal Italian thinkers : Pasquale Mancini, Emanuele Gianturco, Guido Astuti and Gino Gorla.

All the articles, to be inserted in the forthcoming Dizionario del liberalismo, are downloadable at clicking HERE

Pasquale Mancini is the well-known founder of Italian International Law, a deep thinker of the concept of nation, who became the private educator of King Umberto I, and ended his rich political career within the context of the rising Italian imperialism in Eritrea.

Emanuele Gianturco has been one of the most intriguing and controversial figures of liberalism and legal theory ranging his activities from the clash between classical and modern legal paradigms, from participation to many cabinets, to the nationalization of railroads.

Guido Astuti, a prominent legal historian, became member of the Constitutional Assembly, and led the liberal party during the crucial decisions which framed the Italian political landscape in the second after-war.

Gino Gorla is deemed to be the founding father of modern Italian comparative law as an academic discipline. He based his reflections on a study of Tocqueville which is still of great and innovative impact, especially opposing an "aristocratic" versus "democratic" notion of individual rights and liberalism.


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