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The three defeated powers from the Second World War incorporated provisions prohibiting wars of aggression into their post-war constitutions, which are still in force. The first part of the book covers the difficult years for Japan, Italy and Germany between the end of the war and the start of peace (with the Nuremberg and Tokyo Trials, denazification, reparations and the renewal of the school system), analysing the birth of the three constitutions between 1947-49. The consequences of defeat were different in each of the three countries, and hence each followed its own path in formulating the prohibition on war. However, the division of the world into two hostile blocs required the three countries to rearm, thus launching a process that resulted in the watering down of the original prohibition on war. In fact, the three countries’ involvement in international bodies requires each of them to participate in new wars, which are now branded as “peacekeeping” missions. There have thus been increasingly frequent calls to modify or even revoke these pacifist articles, above all in Japan (due to its geopolitical position). The second part looks at three extensive annexes of documents that detail a specific aspect of each of the three states’ constitutional pathways. This threefold historical-constitutional inquiry provides an account of the birth and development of the pacifist article imposed by the victorious Allies, thus allowing for a better understanding of current debates concerning its impending modification.

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  1. Copertura frontale
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  1. Titolo, Diritto d'autore
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Indice
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Introduzione. Un memento preliminare: Dulce bellum inexpertis
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Capitolo I Tre costituzioni dalle dittature alle democrazie parlamentari
  2. pp. 7-168
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  1. Capitolo II Il rifiuto della guerra nella Costituzione giapponese del 1947
  2. pp. 169-192
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  1. Capitolo III Il rifiuto della guerra nella Costituzione italiana del 1948
  2. pp. 193-218
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  1. Capitolo IV Il rifiuto della guerra nella Legge Fondamentale tedesca del 1949
  2. pp. 219-234
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  1. Appendici
  2. pp. 235-334
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  1. Elenco degli scritti citati
  2. pp. 335-370
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  1. Indice analitico
  2. pp. 371-388
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  1. Indice dei nomi
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  1. About the author
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  1. Pagina della serie
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  1. Copertina posteriore
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