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«Biblioteca della libertà» is an online peer-reviewed journal that publishes academic articles concerning political theory, political science and legal theory.

«Biblioteca della libertà» was founded in 1964 and it is included within the lists of scientific journals for 3 subject areas by ANVUR:

- area 12 - LAW

- area 13 - ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS

- area 14 - POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

«Biblioteca della libertà» welcome articles that address the tie between philosophical reflection and public policy, with a specific focus on the normative analysis of most debated moral and political issues in the contemporary literature.

 

 

Languages for publication: italian, english and french.

Publication Frequency: 3 issues per year

Peer Review: All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by up to two specialist referees.

Manuscript Submission

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Languages for publication: italian, english and french.

Publication Frequency: 3 issues per year

Peer Review: All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by up to two specialist referees.

Authors must prepare and submit two separate files - (.doc or .docx) - to Bdl via email to the address: to=Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.">Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

(1) One 'Main Document' which contains only your manuscript; all identifying information should be removed from the manuscript.

(2) One 'Supplementary File' which includes

- a title page with full contact information,

- a brief biographical paragraph noting current affiliation, research interests, and recent publications,

- an abstract of 150-300 words, and five keywords to facilitate electronic access.

A cover letter is not required.

Submission of a manuscript does not imply commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Queries concerning what constitutes prior publication should be addressed to the editor.

Manuscripts that do not meet the submission standards will not be considered. Manuscripts that pass the Editor's initial screening are sent, still anonymized, for double-blind review to two outside reviewers.

 

The standard length for articles is between 6,000 and 8,000 words, although longer articles may sometimes be accepted.

 

Font: Garamond, 12, single space.

 

BDL uses a “Harvard-style” referencing system. References or citations should therefore be indicated within the text, with a full listing of all cited references collected at the end of the article. Please avoid citation inflation, and give precise page references when appropriate. For example: Huntington 2004; Rajan and Zingales 2003; Rawls 1971, 27-30.

Use et al. when citing a work by more than two authors, but use all authors’ names in the listing of cited works at the end of the paper.

The letters a, b, c, … should be used to distinguish citations of different works by the same author in the same year.

 

References

All references cited in the text should be listed alphabetically and – when of the same author – in chronological order. Examples:

Deaglio M. (2013, ed.), Fili d’erba, fili di ripresa, Milan, Guerini e Associati

Ferrera M. and Gastaldo P. (2013), “Rileggere Rawls”, in B. Magni (ed.), Unpacking Rawls, special issue of Biblioteca della libertà, XLIII, n. 206/207 online, pp. 7-20

Gamble A. (2002), Fine della politica?, Bologna, il Mulino

Hayek F.A. von (1973-1976-1979), Law, Legislation, and Liberty, three volumes, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul

Kaldor M. (1999), Le nuove guerre. La violenza organizzata nell’età globale, Roma, Carocci

Michelet J. (1989), Il popolo [1846], Milan, Rizzoli [= year of original edition]

Nörr K.W. (2003), “L’idea di stato di diritto”, Biblioteca della libertà, vol. XXXVIII, nn. 170-171, pp. 52-68

Rawls J. (1971), A Theory of Justice, Cambridge, Harvard University Press

Weber M. (1999), Economia e società, five volumes, Milan, Comunità, vol. I: Teoria delle categorie sociologiche

D’Agostini F. (2002), Disavventure della verità, Torino, Einaudi

– (2010), Verità avvelenata. Buoni e cattivi argomenti nel dibattito pubblico, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri

– (2011), Introduzione alla verità, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri

– (2013), Realismo? Una questione non controversa, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri

 

Quotation are between “ ” and single terms or expressions you wish to underline are in ‘ ’.

 

Words in other languages must be in italic.

 

Notes superscripts in the text should be always after punctuation marks.

 

 

Notes

 

Essential notes should be kept to a minimum, and should be indicated with superscript numbers running consecutively through the text.

 

 

 

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Editors to:

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«Biblioteca della libertà» - The Project

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General overview:

«Biblioteca della libertà» is an online peer-reviewed journal that publishes academic articles concerning political theory, political science and legal theory.

«Biblioteca della libertà» was founded in 1964 and it is included within the lists of scientific journals for 3 subject areas by ANVUR:

- area 12 - LAW

- area 13 – ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS

- area 14 – POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

«Biblioteca della libertà» welcome articles that address the tie between philosophical reflection and public policy, with a specific focus on the normative analysis of most debated moral and political issues in the contemporary literature.

 

Languages for publication: italian, english and french.

Publication Frequency: 3 issues per year

Peer Review: All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by up to two specialist referees.

Aims & scope:

The theoretical debate concerning the distinction between right and good, as well as the attempt to draw a line between political consensus and moral conflicts, are fundamental aspects of a normative approach to political theory.

A grounding ideal of political liberalism concerns the possibility of determining a public and neutral terrain in which conflicts may be solved, or at least mitigated, notwithstanding the strong disagreement among political agents. The liberal paradigm – in its different models – maintains that a reflexive exchange of reasons among participants might grant the resolution of clashes due to the scarcity of goods to distribute and/or to the impossibility to solve disagreement once for all.

Since the fact of pluralism is nowadays assumed as an unavoidable premise of contemporary societies, political theorists have tried to establish new strategies for managing political conflicts, in order to grant the legitimacy of political decisions, while fully respecting the agency of the members of the constituency. Along these lines, a traditional liberal response maintains that, since members of the society hold different conceptions of the good, political decisions cannot be made referring to a specific conception of the good, otherwise the legitimacy of such decisions would be put in danger.

 

Keeping in mind the long standing tradition of Centro Einaudi for multidisciplinary researches on the verge between ethics, political theory, social science, economics, legal theory, «Bdl» aims at enriching the debate among scholars, intellectuals and engaged citizens.

This wide perspective concerning intrinsic tensions of the liberal paradigm constitute the theoretical background of the new editorial project of «Biblioteca della libertà».

The new editorial line of «Bdl» has a main goal: foster the discussion about original and theoretically grounded versions of “pragmatic liberalism” – respecting both the fact of pluralism and the liberal ideal of political equality.

With reference to the contemporary strands of research concerning political liberalism, this editorial project intends to establish a vivid exchange of opinions, keeping in mind the legacy of Einaudi’s thought. The possibility of enriching Einaudi legacy thank to a debate with the contemporary literature – addressing pressing political, economic and legal issues – is one of main goal of the project «Biblioteca della libertà».

Different lines of research can be developed within such theoretical paradigm:

- The political strategies for solving conflict, while respecting the intrinsic pluralism of contemporary societies;

- Deliberative models of democracy;

- The tension between individual freedom and market dynamics;

- Normative issues on social justice;

- Welfare;

- Human rights;

- European union;

- Negotiation models;

- Ideal and Non-ideal theory;

- Transitional justice;

- Multiculturalism;

- Judicial review;

- Gender and race equality;

- Democratization.

The Italian Job

The Italian Job Selected Final1 white bg 2Under this heading we publish material that we hope may help English-speaking audiences better understand the current state of Italian affairs.

The country is in need of reform, but so far reforms have proved difficult to implement because of the entrenched privileges that grip the Italian system. The road to reform will be long, insofar as it requires the opening up of all sorts of restrictions, including mazes of red tape.

In no way will "the Italian job" be done in just a few months. But setting aside misconceptions, it is also true that work has started, and that a number of significant goals have been reached.

The Centro Einaudi aims at documenting the current state of affairs in Italy, by providing insightful research and independent policy analysis.

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Organizzazione e Comitato Scientifico

Il Laboratorio, la cui attività è sostenuta dalla Compagnia di San Paolo, ha sede a Torino presso il Centro Einaudi. Il direttore scientifico è Maurizio Ferrera, il coordinamento è affidato a Matteo Jessoula. Beatrice Magni è la coordinatrice della sezione di filosofia pubblica, dirige La.B il nuovo laboratorio di Bioetica.

In relazione alle risorse finanziarie disponibili, possono essere reclutati uno o due ricercatori (dottorandi o post-doc) con base prevalente presso il Centro Einaudi. Il Laboratorio funziona essenzialmente come un network aperto di collaboratori esterni cui verranno commissionati papers, rapporti di documentazione, rassegne eccetera.

 

 

Il Comitato Scientifico è composto da:

Antonella Besussi
Maurizio Ferrera
Elisabetta Galeotti
Marco Giuliani
Matteo Jessoula
Beatrice Magni
Gloria Regonini

 

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