Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Resta and Zeno-Zencovich on Italy's "Racial Laws"

Giorgio Resta, Università degli Studi di Bari, Law Faculty, and Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich
University of Rome III
  Department of Law, have posted a pdf of their book Leggi Razziali. Passato/Presente [Racial Laws. Past/Present] (Roma, 2015).  Here is the English abstract:
This book provides an analysis of the racial laws approved by the Italian fascist regime in 1938, reflecting on their reasons, features and long-term impact on the Italian society. It is divided in two parts. The first one focuses on the fascist legislation, and analyzes the attitudes of the Italian legal culture toward the discrimination of the Jews. The second part deals with the resilience of racism and antisemitism in contemporary societies, reflecting on the role of law in redressing historical injustices and preventing the renewal of the tragedies of the last century.