Integration as Synthetic Articulation


This article aims to analyze the concept of integration, introduced by the American philosopher and sociologist Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933) in her writings composed in the early decades of the twentieth century. The concept of integration will be discussed in four steps. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 21 SYNTHESIS September, 2018 - Autore:


Knowing Gendered Poverty in the Global South: A Protracted Path to Progress?


This paper reflects on the difficulties of knowing about the extent and nature of gendered poverty across regions of the Global South in which women have often been assumed to bear a disproportionate share. Some advances have been made in collecting and collating data appropriate to the task, but there remain various lacunae which make it difficult to pinpoint, let alone explain, variations across space and time. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 20 POVERTY December, 2017 - Autore:, ,


Toward an Anthropology of Poverty: Ethnographic Observations in Turin


Drawing our inspiration from Simmel’s classic reflections on the poor and Paugam’s analytic work on the “elementary forms of poverty,” this essay aims to offer some reflections on the experience of poverty through constant reference to our ethnographic researches among unemployed and homeless people in Turin. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 20 POVERTY December, 2017 - Autore:,


More Ideas, More Intelligence, and (a Little) Fewer Elections: On Antonio Floridia’s “A Deliberative Idea of Democracy”


Electoral democracy, which current democratic regimes administer excessively and which has been constrained within perverse procedures of binary options, is causing great harm. One of the most intriguing recipes that are being circulated is deliberative democracy with its revaluation of discussion and compromise. Antonio Floridia has devoted an important book to the reconstruction of the complex genealogy of deliberative theory. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 19 ELECTIONS July, 2017 - Autore:


Reforming the (Italian) Electoral Law: A Proposal


The essay advances the proposal for a reform of the Italian electoral system Leggi tutto »

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Numero 19 ELECTIONS July, 2017 - Autore:


The Seriousness of Fight And Work: A Dialogue With Maurizio Landini


A short conversation with Maurizio Landini about workers’ struggles and their seriousness Leggi tutto »

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Numero 18 SERIOUSNESS December, 2016 - Autore:


In Place of Sacrifice: The Scandal of Grace

Num°17 GRACE

This essay intends to develop the essential relation between grace and mercy in opposition to sacrificial logics. Whereas philosophy acknowledges its specific vocation to critical inquiry in particular regarding the meaning of the human experience of the gift as a form of relationship, mercy has instead been overshadowed not only in Western thought, but also in the traditional hermeneutics of the evangelic texts. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 17 GRACE July, 2016 - Autore:


Corporate Speech in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission


This essay identifies two arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, a direct argument in Justice Kennedy’s opinion, and an indirect argument in Justice Scalia’s concurring opinion, for applying the First Amendment to corporate speech. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 16 AGENCY February, 2016 - Autore:


Philosophical Assumptions and Program Evaluation


The transdisciplinary nature of evaluation allows its application in diverse contexts, with diverse stakeholder groups, to address diverse social problems, through the use of diverse methodologies. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 13 EVALUATION February, 2015 - Autore:

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