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Semiperipheral development : the politics of southern Europe in the twentieth century /
Giovanni Arrighi, editor.
imprint
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1985.
description
279 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0803924739
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imprint
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1985.
isbn
0803924739
general note
"Different versions of these essays were presented at two colloquia ... held at the Fernand Braudel Center, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, in March 1982 and at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris, in June 1983"--Acknowledgements.
catalogue key
3430765
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Summaries
Main Description
Despite the increasing political and economic importance of the southern rim of Europe, little comparative research has been undertaken on this region. Semiperipheral Development is the first book to place the history of Southern Europe in comparative and world-historical context by seeking to chart and explain common political-economic developments in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. Arrighi focuses on the convergence of these countries' experiences in the context of the current world-system: 'Just as the convergence of the five countries towards authoritarian regimes and neo-mercantilist policies came to a head in the course of the world political-economic crisis of the 1930's, so their convergence towards parliamentary regimes and neo-liberal policies has come to a head during the world political-economic crisis of the 1970's'.
Main Description
Semiperipheral Development is the first book to place the history of Southern Europe in comparative and world-historical context by seeking to chart and explain common political-economic developments in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. Arrighi focuses on the convergence of these countries' experiences in the context of the current world-system:'Just as the convergence of the five countries towards authoritarian regimes and neo-mercantilist policies came to a head in the course of the world political-economic crisis of the 1930's, so their convergence towards parliamentary regimes and neo-liberal policies has come to a head during the world political-economic crisis of the 1970's'.
Main Description
Semiperipheral Development is the first book to place the history of Southern Europe in comparative and world-historical context by seeking to chart and explain common political-economic developments in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. Arrighi focuses on the convergence of these countries' experiences in the context of the current world-system: 'Just as the convergence of the five countries towards authoritarian regimes and neo-mercantilist policies came to a head in the course of the world political-economic crisis of the 1930's, so their convergence towards parliamentary regimes and neo-liberal policies has come to a head during the world political-economic crisis of the 1970's'.
Table of Contents
The Formation Of The Southern European Semiperiphery
The Relevance of the Concept of Semiperiphery to Southern Europe
Nation-States and Interregional Disparities of Development
Problems of Southern European Economic Development (1918-38)
Incorporation Peripheralization
Contradictions of Southern Europe's Economic Development
Core Demand for Labor from Southern Europe
The Case of Switzerland
The Post-War Transition
The American Recovery of Southern Europe
Aid and Hegemony
Democracy from Above
Limits to Change in Southern Europe
Semiperiphery and Core in the European Context
Reflections on the Post-War Italian Experience
The Crisis of the Late 1960's in Italy and France
The Transition to Mature Capitalism
Fascism to Democratic Socialism
Logic and Limits of a Transition
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