Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World

Italy in the International System from Détente to the End of the Cold War

The Underrated Ally

Editors: Varsori, Antonio, Zaccaria, Benedetto (Eds.)

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  • Analyzes Italy’s international position from the early 1960s until the end of the Cold War
  • Develops our understanding of Italy’s internal dynamics by considering Italy’s place in the Atlantic alliance, the European construction and the North-South dialogue
  • Argues that Italy’s role in the second half of the twentieth century was more important than previously acknowledged
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This edited collection offers a new approach to the study of Italy’s foreign policy from the 1960s to the end of the Cold War, highlighting its complex and sometimes ambiguous goals, due to the intricacies of its internal system and delicate position in the fault line of the East-West and North-South divides. According to received opinion, during the Cold War era Italy was more an object rather than a factor in active foreign policy, limiting itself to paying lip service to the Western alliance and the European integration process, without any pretension to exerting a substantial international influence. Eleven contributions by leading Italian historians reappraise Italy’s international role, addressing three complex and intertwined issues, namely, the country’s political-diplomatic dimension; the economic factors affecting Rome’s international stance; and Italy’s role in new approaches to the international system and the influence of political parties’ cultures in the nation’s foreign policy.

About the authors

Antonio Varsori is Professor of History of International Relations at the University of Padova, Italy. He is also member of the Commission for the Publication of Italian Diplomatic Documents at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His most recent publications are L’Italia e la fine della guerra fredda. La politica estera dei governi Andreotti (1989-1992) (2013) and Storia internazionale. Dal 1919 a oggi (2015).

Benedetto Zaccaria is a Research Assistant at the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre of the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He is the author of The EEC’s Yugoslav Policy in Cold War Europe, 1968–1980 (2016).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Varsori, Antonio

  • The United States, Italy and the Cold War: Interpreting and Periodising a Contradictory and Complicated Relationship

    Pages 15-33

    Pero, Mario (et al.)

  • Cold War Republic: The ‘External Constraint’ In Italy During The 1970s

    Pages 35-67

    Pons, Silvio

  • Under a Multinational Mantle: Italy’s Participation in the G7 (1975–76)

    Pages 69-94

    Neri Gualdesi, Marinella

  • Italy’s Foreign Policy in the 1980s: From Enthusiasm to Disillusion

    Pages 95-124

    Varsori, Antonio

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italy in the International System from Détente to the End of the Cold War
Book Subtitle
The Underrated Ally
Editors
  • Antonio Varsori
  • Benedetto Zaccaria
Series Title
Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65163-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65163-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65162-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87963-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 309
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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