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CONTENTS / SOMMARIO

Bini Elisabetta, Londero Igor

Introduction


Part I - Civilian Uses of Nuclear Energy

Bini Elisabetta

Atoms for Peace (and War): US Forms of Influence on Italy’s Civilian Nuclear Energy Programs (1945-1964)

Lavista Fabio

Political Uncertainty and Technological Development: The Controversial Case of AGIP Nucleare (1956-1962)

Curli Barbara

Italy, Euratom and Early Research on Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion (1957-1962)

Elli Mauro

Italy in the European Fusion Programme during the 1980s: A Preliminary Overview

Zorzoli G. B.

Did the Italian Decision Makers Understand that Nuclear Is Not Business as Usual?


Part II - Military Aspects of Nuclear Power

Moretti Massimiliano

A Never-Ending Story: The Italian Contribution to FIG

Nuti Leopoldo

Italy as a Hedging State? The Problematic Ratification of the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Gerlini Matteo

Energy Independence vs. Nuclear Safeguards: the US Attitude toward the European Fast Breeder Reactors Program

Gala Marilena

Italy’s Role in the Implementation of the Dual-Track Decision


Part III - Public Opinion and Anti-nuclear Movements

Ciglioni Laura

Italian Mass Media and the Atom in the 1960s: The Memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Peaceful Atom (1963-1967)

Iannuzzi Giulia

Italian Science Fiction, Nuclear Technologies: Narrative Strategies Between the 'Two Cultures' (1950s-1970s)

Moro Renato

Against Euromissiles: Anti-nuclear Movements in 1980s Italy (1979-1984)

Baracca Angelo, Craparo Saverio, Livi Roberto, Ruffo Stefano

The Role of Physics Students at the University of Florence in the Early Italian Anti-nuclear Movements (1975-1987)


Part IV - The Role of Scientists and Scientific Research

Paoloni Giovanni

Nuclear Energy and Science Policy in Post-war Italy

Clavarino Lodovica

"Many Countries Will Have the Bomb: There Will Be Hell": Edoardo Amaldi and the Italian Physicists Committed to Disarmament, Arms Control and Détente

Patti Carlo

An Unusual Partnership: Brazilian-Italian Forms of Cooperation in the Nuclear Field (1951-1986)

Ferrari Ruffino Giorgio

A Particular Experience: How a Nuclear Expert Became an Antinuke

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2017A Particular Experience: How a Nuclear Expert Became an AntinukeFerrari Ruffino, Giorgio
2017An Unusual Partnership: Brazilian-Italian Forms of Cooperation in the Nuclear Field (1951-1986)Patti, Carlo
2017"Many Countries Will Have the Bomb: There Will Be Hell": Edoardo Amaldi and the Italian Physicists Committed to Disarmament, Arms Control and DétenteClavarino, Lodovica
2017Nuclear Energy and Science Policy in Post-war ItalyPaoloni, Giovanni
2017The Role of Physics Students at the University of Florence in the Early Italian Anti-nuclear Movements (1975-1987)Baracca, Angelo; Craparo, Saverio; Livi, Roberto; Ruffo, Stefano
2017Against Euromissiles: Anti-nuclear Movements in 1980s Italy (1979-1984)Moro, Renato
2017Italian Science Fiction, Nuclear Technologies: Narrative Strategies Between the 'Two Cultures' (1950s-1970s)Iannuzzi, Giulia
2017Italian Mass Media and the Atom in the 1960s: The Memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Peaceful Atom (1963-1967)Ciglioni, Laura
2017Italy’s Role in the Implementation of the Dual-Track DecisionGala, Marilena
2017Energy Independence vs. Nuclear Safeguards: the US Attitude toward the European Fast Breeder Reactors ProgramGerlini, Matteo
2017Italy as a Hedging State? The Problematic Ratification of the Non-Proliferation TreatyNuti, Leopoldo
2017A Never-Ending Story: The Italian Contribution to FIGMoretti, Massimiliano
2017Did the Italian Decision Makers Understand that Nuclear Is Not Business as Usual?Zorzoli, G. B.
2017Italy in the European Fusion Programme during the 1980s: A Preliminary OverviewElli, Mauro
2017Italy, Euratom and Early Research on Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion (1957-1962)Curli, Barbara
2017Political Uncertainty and Technological Development: The Controversial Case of AGIP Nucleare (1956-1962)Lavista, Fabio
2017Atoms for Peace (and War): US Forms of Influence on Italy’s Civilian Nuclear Energy Programs (1945-1964)Bini, Elisabetta
2017IntroductionBini, Elisabetta; Londero, Igor
2017Nuclear Italy. An International History of Italian Nuclear Policies during the Cold WarBini, Elisabetta; Londero, Igor; Iannuzzi, Giulia
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This book examines the history of Italy’s nuclear policies during the Cold War, by placing the Italian case in an international and comparative framework. It analyzes the ways in which international politics and economics, technological and scientific exchanges, as well as social and cultural movements, influenced Italian nuclear policies, both civilian and military. The essays – divided into four sections devoted to “Civilian Uses of Nuclear Energy”, “Military Aspects of Nuclear Power”, “Public Opinion and Anti-nuclear Movements”, and “The Role of Scientists and Scientific Research” – use new methodological tools and incorporate a variety of approaches coming from different disciplines, such as the history of science, Science and Technology Studies, international relations, business history, literature and media studies, and the history of social movements. By doing so, they contribute to the growing literature about the history of nuclear policies during the twentieth century, and allow for a new understanding of the specificities – and in some ways uniqueness – of Italy’s nuclear experience, a country characterized by a strong tradition in nuclear physics and research, which abandoned its nuclear program much earlier than other European countries.

Elisabetta Bini is assistant professor of Contemporary History at the University of Naples Federico II. Between 2014 and 2016 she was a research fellow at the University of Trieste, where she coordinated the Nuclear Italy Research Group (Nireg). Her publications include: Atomi per la pace? Gli Stati Uniti e le politiche nucleari dell’Italia durante la Guerra fredda (Roma: Carocci, forthcoming); “Nuclear Energy in the Twentieth Century: New International Approaches”, special forum, Contemporanea 4 (2015) (with I. Londero); Oil Shock: The Crisis of 1973 and its Economic Legacy (ed., with F. Romero and G. Garavini) (London: I.B. Tauris, 2016); La potente benzina italiana. Guerra fredda e consumi di massa tra Italia, Stati Uniti e Terzo mondo (1945-1973) (Roma: Carocci, 2013).

Igor Londero received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Trieste, with a doctoral thesis titled Felice Ippolito intellettuale e grand commis. La ricerca nucleare in Italia dal dopoguerra al primo centrosinistra. His publications include Pa sopravivence, no pa l’anarchie – forme di autogestione nel Friuli terremotato. L’esperienza della tendopoli di Godo (Gemona del Friuli) (Udine: Forum editrice universitaria udinese-Istituto friulano per la storia del movimento di liberazione, 2008).