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Il corporativismo nel pensiero economico italiano: una rilettura critica
[Corporatism in Italian Economic Thought: A Reinterpretation]

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  • Cavalieri, Duccio

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The paper deals with the problem of the critical appraisal of the economic theory of fascist corporatism and of the place such doctrine should be allowed in the history of Italian economic thought. The ideological, political and economic beliefs of the various tendencies of corporatism are discussed and compared, in the light of both the historical conditions of the country and the theoretical knowledge of the Thirties. The direct link of continuity fascists claimed on ethical grounds between corporatism and an important part of the Italian tradition of economic thought is questioned and denied. But no attempt is made to represent corporatism as a purely extemporary and inconsistent historical project. One of the conclusions of the paper is that corporatism was neither a "historical error" (a simple parenthesis in the intellectual history of modern Italy) nor a "mystification" aiming at the unconfessed protection of vested interests. It was, rather, an attempt to reconcile an obsolete theoretical framework with the emergence of new social and political instances, made und

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  • Cavalieri, Duccio, 1994. "Il corporativismo nel pensiero economico italiano: una rilettura critica
    [Corporatism in Italian Economic Thought: A Reinterpretation]
    ," MPRA Paper 43839, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:43839
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    1. Cavalieri, Duccio, 2002. "A proposito di marginalismo e socialismo nell'Italia liberale
      [Marginalism and socialism in liberal Italy]
      ," MPRA Paper 44933, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Juan Zabalza, 2004. "La contribución de Manuel de Torres a la economía agraria en España (1930-1960)," Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria, issue 32, pages 117-143, april.
    3. Juan Zabalza, 2008. "Los escritos agrarios de Manuel de Torres (1903-1960). Ciencia económica y agricultura," Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria, issue 46, pages 125-153, december.

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    Keywords

    Corporatism; Fascism; economic theory; economic policy; industrial relations; Italy;

    JEL classification:

    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • B19 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Other
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • B29 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Other

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