Power and Democracy 2020-10-31T18:39:31+00:00 Dott. Daniele Di Paolo - Segreteria di Redazione Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Power and Democracy – Rivista internazionale di Politica, Filosofia e Diritto</strong> è una pubblicazione scientifica <em>on-line</em>, a carattere semestrale, <em>peer-reviewed</em> e <em>open access</em>. </p> Verso un diritto costituzionale del terzo settore? 2020-10-31T18:34:39+00:00 Giusy Conza <p>The present article provides an analysis and evaluation of the Constitutional Court judgement number 131 (26th June 2020), from the point of view of the legal argumentation theory, in the interesting perspective given by Manuel Atienza. The judgement, which has been properly argued from a juridical point of view, not only provides a valid theoretical reflection on the discipline of social corporations, but it also demonstrates the valuable role of theorists for “pragmatic” jurists.</p> 2020-10-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Power and Democracy Considerazioni epistemologiche sul “confine” tra “società aperta” e “società chiusa” 2020-10-31T17:36:47+00:00 Dario Antiseri <p>The essay defines the Open Society, according to Popperian teaching, as a genuinely free model of coexistence because it is pluralist and organized according to the democratic rules of political dialectics and checks-and-balances mechanisms. The foundation of a society of free individuals is the principle of epistemological fallibilism which, if defended, constitutes an embankment against any totalitarian, corporatist and massifying drift.</p> 2020-10-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Power and Democracy Democrazia, politica e nuovi poteri: una frontiera comune per gli studi politici 2020-10-31T18:07:49+00:00 Lorenzo Ornaghi Ornaghi Ornaghi <p>Political phenomena and processes are the key subject of study in a number of disciplines. Nowadays, however, there often seems to be a growing lack of interest in specifying whether the definition or idea of politics typical of each of these disciplines be identical (or at least still closely related) to that of the others. In addition to specific methodological developments in political studies since the 1960s, such a situation results from certain transformations, both in politics itself and in its more widespread social and cultural representations. The essay mainly focuses on the transformations that are determining an ‘excess’ of politics. Tolerated and often favoured by democratic regimes, this excess of politics is in fact increasing the risks of deconsolidation of democracies. The strengthening of oligarchic powers in domestic politics and the emergence of new powers in the areas of interference between domestic and global politics, thus, come to indicate an important frontier of research for all political studies.</p> 2020-10-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Power and Democracy L’ “interpretative turn” in economia 2020-10-31T18:16:09+00:00 Enzo di Nuoscio <p>Lachmann and D. Lavoie are the main exponents of “interpretative economics”, which proposed a “hermeneutical turn” for the economics, as an alternative to the “scientism” and the “positivism” of neoclassical economics, accused of having reduced individuals to anonymous and abstract maximizers of utility, detached from the lifeword. In this essay the theses of these two economists are examined, on the one hand, highlighting how recourse to hermeneutics can improve the epistemological statute of economic science, on the other hand, making some criticisms of their thesis ac-cording to this method would represent an alternative to the nomological-deductive explanation.</p> 2020-10-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Power and Democracy Costruzioni dell’‘identità europea’: la paneuropa di Coudenhove-Kalergi 2020-10-31T18:22:03+00:00 Flavia Monceri <p>In this article a brief reconstruction of the movement known as <em>Paneuropa</em> and founded by Richard Nikolaus Eijiro Count of Coudenhove-Kalergi is offered, at the aim to show that it may contribute to contemporary academic and public discourses on the notion of “European identity”. As a matter of fact, some basic ideas underlying this specific cultural and political project, though of course to be read in the light of the historical situation and the intellectual discourses of the interwar period, are still to be found in today’s mainstream understandings of the notion of ‘European identity’ and the cultural and political projects they give birth to.</p> 2020-10-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Power and Democracy Il pensiero giuridico allo stato mitico: un’epopea tragica 2020-10-31T18:28:10+00:00 Lorenzo Scillitani <p>The classical mythical figures evoked in the paper deal with a philosophical <em>question</em> <em>of law</em>, which comes back every time that it is a matter of personal identity. Moreover, identity presents itself as the <em>content</em> of a right, since it cannot be resolved in terms of a desire (to “possess” an identity), nor in an abstract “principle of reason”. This is the reason why desire cannot be translated into a legal claim; because legal thought of the myths prospects qualitatively much more than a desire; the aspiration to recognition overcomes the “finite” satisfaction of desire, making it the lever of a tension to <em>infinity</em>; the question “<em>what </em>am I?”, “<em>who</em> am I?” prevails over any “measure” of reason.</p> 2020-10-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Power and Democracy