Deportations, the Spreading of Dissent and the Development of Democracy. The confino on Ponza and Ventotene during Italian Fascism and its Political Aftermath.

Falk, Francesca Kathrin (2019). Deportations, the Spreading of Dissent and the Development of Democracy. The confino on Ponza and Ventotene during Italian Fascism and its Political Aftermath. Journal of migration history, 5(1), pp. 80-102. Brill 10.1163/23519924-00501004

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Instead of preventing protest, deportations on political grounds could-under certain circumstances-help to spread dissent. Accordingly, the spaces deportees were sent became fertile ground for new coalitions. Analysing such spaces furthers our understanding of how resistance may be contained, dispersed and reconstituted. The main part of this article focuses on deportations to the Pontine Islands of Ponza and Ven-totene under Italian Fascism. Under such conditions, new political ideas were elaborated. The genesis of the Ventotene Manifesto will be considered as a starting point for a genealogy that opens up alternative trajectories of development for another European Union and, indeed, for today's understanding of democracy. If, today, Europe closes its borders, it destroys the idea behind such a vision of unification. Therefore, it is urgently necessary not only to recall the genesis of this manifesto, but also the authors' experience of being refugees.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Swiss History

UniBE Contributor:

Falk, Francesca Kathrin

Subjects:

900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe

ISSN:

2351-9924

Publisher:

Brill

Language:

English

Submitter:

Francesca Kathrin Falk

Date Deposited:

30 Jan 2020 12:03

Last Modified:

30 Jan 2020 12:03

Publisher DOI:

10.1163/23519924-00501004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/136391

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