L’eterno ritorno dell’uguale? La poligamia nello spazio giuridico contemporaneo. Tra identità religiosa e (nuove) istanze di legittimazione

In diversi Stati a maggioranza islamica il precetto coranico che consente l’unione poliginica è stato distillato all’interno delle varie codificazioni relative allo statuto personale: il vincolo poligamico è divenuto così una delle modalità consentite per l’istituzionalizzazione di un legame affettivo. Tale scelta, se rappresenta una possibilità del tutto lecita in…

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Itinerari teorici in Maurice Hauriou tra istituzione, transazione e circolarità ermeneutica

L’articolo è diretto ad analizzare alcuni elementi specifici della dottrina istituzionalista di Maurice Hauriou. Questi si mostra, infatti, come agile pretesto per ridiscutere di quegli aspetti filosofico-giuridici che costituiscono l’ossatura dell’istituzionalismo giuridico tradizionale e per rimeditare intorno alle coordinate teoriche alle quali Hauriou sembra aver attinto. All’interno dei tre itinerari…

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“No Taxation Without Representation”? The enfranchisement of migrants in Europe as a matter of intercultural government

Global migration has reshaped European societies, even if the change has never been symmetric and uniformly disseminated. Different legislative approaches combine with a uniform formal exclusion from national polity, despite migrants growing activism in social, religious and trade union movements. The comparative analysis of migrant enfranchisement at the local level…

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Interculturalism: understanding the concept from a comparative perspective

The research analyses the prescriptive use of the term ‘interculturalism’ in the legal sciences, with the dual purpose of understanding: 1) how its content is indebted to theoretical elaborations from other sciences; 2) in a comparative perspective, whether interculturalism has a uniform application in the different legal systems in which…

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Rapporto di lavoro e traduzione interculturale. Una lettura giuridico-interculturale della tutela del lavoratore straniero nel contenzioso disciplinare

I flussi migratori che hanno interessato l’Italia negli ultimi trent’anni hanno lentamente ma inesorabilmente imposto uno sviluppo sociale, economico e giuridico del Paese senza precedenti. Questo fenomeno ha ovviamente coinvolto l’area del lavoro, che nel tempo ha dovuto far fronte a nuovi bisogni e al sorgere di nuove richieste di…

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From the Ottoman Millet to Neo-milletism: Israel and Lebanon in Comparison

The proposed article introduces the main features of the millet system of personal laws, which is considered the most emblematic and oldest example of personal federalism adopted by the Ottoman Empire and maintained, in different forms, in some contemporary States. The first part of the contribution outlines the origin of…

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Intercultural Health

This contribution investigates the meaning of ‘intercultural health’ through an analysis of the contexts in which this definition emerges. In particular, three areas are analyzed: that of indigenous communities, that of migrants and refugees and the more general context of therapeutic choices determined by cultural values. A final part of…

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The Multicultural State: Hypothesis for Framing a Concept

The contribution focuses on framings of the concept of the multicultural state. Only in recent times have certain questions prompted a re-thinking of previous definitions of the dogmatic category of state. The difficulty of tracing practical aspects back to theoretical models has led to seeing the multicultural state as an…

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Intercultural Education: What Is Called for? A Comparison of European and Latin-America Experiences

Intercultural education policy has emerged as an alternative to both assimilationism and multiculturalism. While multiculturalism emphasizes the cultural identity of social groups, somehow crystallizing their characteristics, interculturalism is based on a different understanding: it favors mutual dialogue and it assumes that the cultural identity of an individual cannot be equated…

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Towards a Different Understanding of Legal Traditions. Comparative Law Insights

In the legal field, the definition of the term ‘tradition’ suffers from heterogeneous understandings. These epistemological difficulties hint at one of the determinants of the definition of ‘legal tradition’, namely, an appeal to predominantly endogenous cultural aspects and not purely legal forms of legitimacy in the narrow sense. ‘Tradition’ and…

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