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Tramonto globale. La fame, il patibolo, la guerra

  • Danilo Zolo,

Tramonto globale according to Danilo Zolo, the sun is going down on modern democracies. A world in which the political decisions of the west are guided by the ideology of enrichment and "humanitarian war" inevitably points up the limitations of the doctrine of human rights and the resounding failure of the international institutions that ought to guarantee peace. A leading exponent of the contemporary political and philosophical debate, in this collection of essays he addresses phenomena such as the poverty, hunger and lethal diseases suffered by millions of people, terrorism, migrations, the penitentiary explosion, telecracy, the dismantling of the Welfare State and «global fear». Shunning craven optimism, his gaze is courageously pessimistic: when the night is over the first glimmers of dawn will emerge, but to be able to see them we have to «overcome the obtuseness of the planetary clichés, unmask the oppression, falsity and hypocrisy of the political and economic-financial system that currently aims to dominate the world and is undermining the very foundations of human existence.»


  • Keywords:
  • Filosofia,
  • Diritto,
  • Diritti umani,
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Danilo Zolo

University of Florence, Italy

Danilo Zolo has taught philosophy of law and philosophy of international law in the Faculty of Law of the University of Florence, has been a Visiting Fellow at the universities of Cambridge, Boston, Pittsburgh, Harvard and Princeton, and in 1993 was awarded the Jemolo Fellowship at Nuffield College in Oxford. He has lectured on university courses in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico and has performed research in North Korea, Afghanistan, Palestine and Colombia. He co-ordinates the website Jura Gentium, Centre for Philosophy of International Law and Global Politics. Among his publications: Reflexive Epistemology (Kluwer, 1989); Democracy and Complexity (Polity Press, 1992); Cosmopolis (Feltrinelli, 1995) Invoking Humanity (Continuum, 2002); Globalizzazione. Una mappa dei problemi (Laterza, 2003); La giustizia dei vincitori (Laterza, 2006). Numerous foreign editions of his works have also been published.
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Book Title

Tramonto globale. La fame, il patibolo, la guerra

Authors

Danilo Zolo

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

240

Publication Year

2010

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© 2010 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IT

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-078-9

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978-88-6453-076-5

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978-88-6453-078-9

eISBN (epub)

978-88-6453-203-5

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978-88-9273-744-0

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Studi e saggi

Series Issn ISSN

2704-6478

Series E-Issn

2704-5919

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