Departing from this scenario, the book gathers the voices of national and international scholars from different disciplines (historians, sociologists, political scientists), as well as representatives of civil society, committed to developing an intense and lively dialogue on the causes of the crisis. The book also treats the significance individual and collective actors attribute to the crisis, the ways in which it enters into individual choices, influencing their trajectories, as well as the changes it has provoked in collective behavior and in political and social institutions within the European and US context. The richness of debate within the book makes a fundamental contribution to an understanding of the crisis, starting from a genealogical reconstruction of the category. The lesson drawn from reading is that the current crisis puts us in front of radical questions, on the fate of our societies and on the profound meaning of man and his ethical choices in our time.
Biografia degli autori
Andrea Borghini is Associate Professor of Sociology at Department of Political Sciences, University of Pisa. He mainly investigates topics related to the transformations of the Nation-State, the processes of Global Governance, the Social Control. Among his works are Metamorfosi del potere (2003), Governance and Nation State (2004), Potere simbolico e immaginario sociale (2009), The Social Control as a Form of Care (2011). He has also published some books on Karl Popper’s political and social theory (Karl Popper. Politica e Società, 2000; Sociologia di Karl Popper, 2008).
Enrico Campo is a Phd student in Sociology at University of Pisa. His current research project is focused on the social construction of attention in its historical dimension. His main research interests are in the field of social theory, sociology of knowledge and sociology of communication.