The moral basis of a backward society

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Free Press, 1958 - History - 204 pages
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At first I wasn't sure about reading a book describing the problems challenging the democratic process of small towns in Southern Italy in the 1950s. But the more I delved in this book, the more ... Read full review

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Study of the poverty of 1950s southern Italy. Banfield attributes this to "amoral familialism" -- the inability of individuals to act for any purpose between the narrowly-defined self-interest of the ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
15
A Predictive Hypothesis
85
The Future
163
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Edward C. Banfield (1916-1999) was professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University. His books include Government Project, The Moral Basis of a Backward Society, City Politics, The Unheavenly City, and The Democratic Muse.

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