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KADOC warmly invites you
“to the next seminar of this academic year in the multidisciplinary seminar series on Religion and Society since 1750.
Target group are researchers within and outside the KU Leuven.
- At least 4 x per university year
- Venue: KADOC, Vlamingenstraat 39, 3000 Leuven
- Thursday, 5-7 p.m.
Participation is free, but registration is compulsory (on the KADOC website, see: http://kadoc.kuleuven.be/eng/acti/stu/seminaries14_15.php ) because you will receive some preliminary reading after registration.
Laura Cerasi (Università degli Studi di Genova)
The “normality” of corporativism. Giuseppe Toniolo, on medieval corporations, catholic labourism, and State reform
Since his early studies on medieval Florence, the corporative framework of any society was, for Giuseppe Toniolo, its “normal” (as opposed to “pathological”) arrangement. It was so much so that Toniolo didn’t feel the need to theorize about corporativism in itself; but, especially in the sociological works published in the late 1890s and early 1900s, strongly inspired by Leone XXIII’s Rerum Novarum, the topic of a re-organization of contemporary industrial societies on the ground of a strong enhancement of both workers’ and employers’ trade unions was repeatedly addressed. It drove Toniolo to envisage a drastic and visionary State reform, in an anti-individualistic perspective, which apparently bore some similarity with the Corporative system established during the Fascist regime after 1926, but which radically diverged from it, in Toniolo’s view corporativism being essentially pluralistic. Instead, Toniolo’s projecs of State reform were quite advanced if compared with the contemporary Italian debate among left-wing and socialist reformist, and were linked with the international debate, to which Toniolo himself personally attended.”
For more information, see http://kadoc.kuleuven.be/nl/acti/stu/seminaries14_15.php
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- SWEDEN – Conference ‘Risk Management and Cultural Heritage Conservation’, 1-3 December 2014