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Ginsborg, Paul

Works: 160 works in 592 publications in 5 languages and 8,813 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Bibliographies  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: DG572, 945.092
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Most widely held works by Paul Ginsborg
Family politics : domestic life, devastation and survival, 1900-1950 by Paul Ginsborg( )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this masterly twentieth-century history, Paul Ginsborg places the family at center stage, a novel perspective from which to examine key moments of revolution and dictatorship. His groundbreaking book spans 1900 to 1950 and encompasses five nation states in the throes of dramatic transition: Russia in revolutionary passage from Empire to Soviet Union; Turkey in transition from Ottoman Empire to modern Republic; Italy, from liberalism to fascism; Spain during the Second Republic and Civil War; and Germany from the failure of the Weimar Republic to the National Socialist state. Ginsborg explores the effects of political upheaval and radical social policies on family life and, in turn, the impact of families on revolutionary change itself. Families, he shows, do not simply experience the effects of political power, but are themselves actors in the historical process. The author brings human and personal elements to the fore with biographical details and individual family histories, along with a fascinating selection of family photographs and portraits. From WWI--an indelible backdrop and imprinting force on the first half of the twentieth century--to post-war dictatorial power and family engineering initiatives, to the conclusion of WWII, this book shines new light on the profound relations among revolution, dictatorship, and family"--Publisher's website
A history of contemporary Italy : society and politics, 1943-1988 by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a war-torn and poverty-stricken country, regional and predominantly agrarian, to the success story of recent years, Italy has witnessed the most profound transformation--economic, social and demographic--in its entire history. Yet the other recurrent theme of the period has been the overwhelming need for political reform--and the repeated failure to achieve it
The politics of everyday life : making choices, changing lives by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concern over the present state of the world - its tensions and disparities - fosters in many people the uneasy combination of two sensations: those of urgency and powerlessness. We feel that something must be done before it is too late, but we have little idea of what we as individuals, or as families, or as groups of friends, can possibly do to stem the tide." "This book explores the choices we have. It considers the options for civil society, and for the individual, within today's political culture. It offers a strong critique of the prevailing model of modernity in developed countries, a model that is being exported and imposed on the rest of the world." "We need to re-think the choices we make on a day-to-day basis. We must look at the ways we use our time, our family lives, the sorts of goods and services we consume, and the quality of democracy that we are able to exercise. The solution, says Ginsborg, lies in our own hands."--Jacket
Italy and its discontents : family, civil society, state, 1980-2001 by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major bestseller in Italy, Paul Ginsborg's account of this most recent and dynamic period in Italy's history is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand contemoprary Italy. Ginsborg chronicles a period that witnessed a radical transformation in the country's social, economic and political landscape, creating a fascinating and definitve account of how Italy has coped or failed to cope as it moves from one century to the next. With particular emphasis on its role in italian life, work and culture Ginsborg shows how smaller families, longer lives and greater generation crossover have had significant effects on Italian society. Ginsborg looks at the 2000 elections, the influence of the Mafia, the decline of both Communism and Catholicism, and the change in national identity
Society and politics in the Age of the Risorgimento : essays in honour of Denis Mack Smith by John A Davis( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society and Politics in the Age of the Risorgimento contains ten essays written in honour of Denis Mack Smith by leading British and Italian specialists. The volume is intended both as a tribute to Denis Mack Smith's outstanding contribution to Italian history and as an attempt to open up wider debate on Italian society and politics in the period of the Risorgimento, bringing aspects of nineteenth-century Italian politics and social history into a comparative European context. Topics discussed in the volume include the collapse of the ancien régime in southern Italy; the Italian armies in the Napoleonic period; debates on poverty in Italy and Europe in the early nineteenth century; family and marriage; the origins of the mafia in Sicily; peasant protest in the Po valley; Garibaldi and England in the 1860s; the emergence of an Italian middle class; women workers; and the politics of the critic Francesco De Sanctis
The golden chain : family, civil society, and the state( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family can be viewed as one of the links in a "golden chain" connecting individuals, the private sphere, civil society, and the democratic state; as potentially an important source of energy for social activity; and as the primary institution that socializes and diffuses the values and norms that are of fundamental importance for civil society. Yet much of the literature on civil society pays very little attention to the complex relations between civil society and the family. These two spheres constitute a central element in democratic development and culture and form a counterweight to
Daniele Manin and the Venetian revolution of 1848-49 by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silvio Berlusconi : television, power and patrimony by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Silvio Berlusconi, head of Italy's government since 2001, has an unenviable reputation: his dubbing by The Economist as 'Burlesquoni' met with knowing approval among disdainful Europeans and Americans." "None the less Paul Ginsborg, one of contemporary Italy's foremost historians, thinks that the Berlusconi phenomenon merits serious attention, and not only in Italy. While acknowledging that Berlusconi might well fail - his record in government has so far been dismal - he argues that many aspects of the present Italian experience reflect crucial trends in contemporary politics and mass culture. His book combines classic biographical traits - Berlusconi's childhood in Milan during and after the Second World War, his strict religious schooling, his dynamic working life - with political and social analysis. There emerges the picture of a man of insatiable appetites, bull-headed and willing to take considerable risks, deeply attuned to the dominant values and to the sophisticated communication techniques of modernity." "Ginsborg illustrates the peculiar italianita of Berlusconi's trajectory, but also argues that it illuminates many international tendencies: the personalisation of politics at a time of crisis in representative democracy, the distorted relationship between the media system and politics, the construction of dependencies and the binding of families to commercial television and the world of goods. In all this, Ginsborg suggests, Berlusconi has got as far as he has thanks to the wide-open space left by the strategic weaknesses of modern left-wing politics."--Jacket
L'Italia del tempo presente : famiglia, società civile, Stato, 1980-1996 by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Italian and French and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy : crisis and renewal by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Democracy needs to be both participative and representative. For it to function successfully people must be actively involved in decision making as well as being properly represented. It is not easy to harness together these two facets of democracy. How to do so forms the basis of this book. Many concrete proposals are put forward, with the ideas of two great nineteenth-century thinkers, Karl Marx and John Stuart Mill, forming the constant backdrop to the book's arguments."--Jacket
Storia d'Italia dal dopoguerra a oggi : società e politica, 1943-1988 by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

40 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stato dell'Italia( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie Demokratie leben by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Italian and German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts bilden die Länder mit demokratischem System weltweit zum ersten Mal die Mehrheit. Gleichzeitig sinkt das Vertrauen der Menschen in diese Gesellschaftsform. Dieser Gegensatz von Triumph und Krise bewog Ginsborg, die Schwierigkeiten der heutigen Demokratie auf lokaler, nationaler und internationaler Ebene zu untersuchen. Sein Fazit: Die Demokratie bedarf dringend der Reform, wenn sie den Erfordernissen der Zukunft und den Angriffen ihrer Gegner gewachsen sein will. Ausgehend von den politischen Ideen von Karl Marx und John Stuart Mill plädiert er dafür, dass Bürgerinnen und Bürger dauerhaft an politischen Diskussionen und Entscheidungen in Politik, Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft teilnehmen.(Quelle: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung)
Passions and politics by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dominant model of democratic politics treats passions as dangerous, the opposite of reason and the enemy of virtue. In this short, timely book, Paul Ginsborg and Sergio Labate put forward a very different view, showing that today, whether in the success of neoliberalism or the rise of populism, both passions and reason play a crucial role"--
Storia d'Italia, 1943-1996 : famiglia, società, stato by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in Italian and French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlusconi : ambizioni patrimoniali in una democrazia mediatica by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in Italian and English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salviamo l'Italia by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Italian and German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famiglia Novecento : vita familiare, rivoluzione e dittature by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dall'unica donna nel governo rivoluzionario di Lenin, Aleksandra Kollontaj, alle denunce futuriste di Marinetti della famiglia come null'altro che una tenda beduina; dalla battaglia di Mustafa Kemal contro la famiglia tradizionale musulmana agli sfollati della guerra civile spagnola e alla famiglia ±modello¿ nazista di Joseph Goebbels: un percorso comparativo di straordinaria forza che racconta le vite memorabili di donne e uomini di fronte ai terribili avvenimenti novecenteschi. Questo libro stabilisce un collegamento costante tra la storia della famiglia e la piú ampia e drammatica storia della prima metà del Novecento. Finora nessuna storia del XX secolo aveva posto al centro della propria analisi la famiglia né aveva esaminato i momenti chiave della rivoluzione e della dittatura attraverso le lenti della vita familiare. Ginsborg attinge a un repertorio sterminato di fonti e letture per mettere insieme immagini e storie che fotografano le dinamiche familiari e il loro contesto sociale e politico. Coniugando storia sociale, narrazione biografica e storia della cultura, Ginsborg concentra la sua indagine comparativa su cinque paesi: la Russia, nel passaggio dall'Impero allo Stato sovietico; la Turchia, dall'Impero ottomano alla Repubblica; l'Italia fascista; la Spagna della rivoluzione civile; e la Germania, da Weimar allo Stato nazista. Costruendo ogni capitolo come una piccola biografia di un personaggio emblematico - da Halide Edib e Margarita Nelken, ad Aleksandra Kollontaj; dal gerarca nazista Goebbels al futurista Marinetti e al comunista Gramsci - lascia intravedere sullo sfondo la vita familiare degli stessi grandi dittatori - Stalin e Hitler ma anche Atatürk, Franco e Mussolini. Emerge un quadro in cui le risorse delle famiglie - affetti, rete, solidarietà, segreti e lealtà - si fanno sentire anche quando il loro mondo sembra totalmente schiacciato dai regimi dittatoriali --
Il tempo di cambiare : politica e potere della vita quotidiana by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlusconi politisches Modell der Zukunft oder italienischer Sonderweg by Paul Ginsborg( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The golden chain : family, civil society, and the state
A history of contemporary Italy : society and politics, 1943-1988The politics of everyday life : making choices, changing livesItaly and its discontents : family, civil society, state, 1980-2001The golden chain : family, civil society, and the stateSilvio Berlusconi : television, power and patrimonyL'Italia del tempo presente : famiglia, società civile, Stato, 1980-1996Democracy : crisis and renewalWie Demokratie leben
Alternative Names
Ginsborg, P.

Ginsborg, P. 1945-

Ginsborg, Paul.

Ginsborg , Paul Anthony

Ginsborg, Paul Anthony 1945-

Paul Ginsborg britisch-italienischer Historiker

Paul Ginsborg British historian

Paul Ginsborg historiador britànic

Paul Ginsborg historiador británico

Paul Ginsborg historian britanik

Paul Ginsborg historicus uit Engeland

Paul Ginsborg historien britannique

Paul Ginsborg storico inglese naturalizzato italiano

پول جينسبورج

긴스버그, 폴 1945-

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