1st Edition

Corporatism and Fascism The Corporatist Wave in Europe

Edited By Antonio Costa Pinto Copyright 2017
    326 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    326 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book is the first conceptual and comparative empirical work on the relation between corporatism and dictatorships, bringing both fields under a joint conceptual umbrella. It operationalizes the concepts of social and political corporatism, diffusion and critical junctures and their particular application to the study of Fascist-Era dictatorships. The book’s carefully constructed balance between theory and case studies offers an important contribution to the study of dictatorships and corporatism.

    Through the development of specific indicators in ‘critical junctures’ of regime change and institutionalization, as well as qualitative data based on different sources such as party manifestos, constitutions and constitutional reforms, expert commissions and the legislation that introduces corporatism, this book traces transnational sources of inspiration in different national contexts.

    By bringing together a number of both established and new voices from across the field, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of fascism, dictatorship and modern European politics.

    Comparative Perspectives

    1 Corporatism and ‘organic representation’ in European dictatorships

    [Antonio Costa Pinto]

    2 Corporatism and Political Catholicism: The Impact of Catholic Corporatism in Inter-war Europe

    [John Pollard]

    3 The fascist Labour Charter and its transnational spread

    [Matteo Pasetti]

    4 The Rise and Fall of Corporatist constitutionalism: A sociological thesis

    [Christopher Thornhill]

    European Experiences

    5 Rethinking Italian corporatism: Crossing borders between corporatist projects in late liberal era and the Fascist corporatist state

    [Laura Cerasi]

    6 Inter-war Germany and the Corporatist wave, 1918–1939

    [Klaus Neumann]

    7 ‘Corporatist State’ and enhanced authoritarian dictatorship: The Austria of Dollfuss and Schuschnigg (1933–1938)

    [Gerhard Botz]

    8 The Corporatist Chamber of the "New State" in Portugal: Organized Interests and Public Policy

    [José Luís Cardoso and Nuno Estevão Ferreira]

    9 Corporatism and Franco’s Spain

    [Glicerio Sanchez Recio]

    10 Corporatism in Vichy France

    [Olivier Dard]

    11 Inter-war Yugoslavia viewed through corporatist glasses

    [Stefano Petrungaro]

    12 Authoritarianism and corporatism in the Baltic States: The case of Estonia during the 1930s

    [Andres Kasekamp]

    13 "Ideas in flux…": the ‘4th of August’ dictatorship in Greece as a political departure in search of destination

    [Aristotle Kallis]

    Conclusion: The "corporatist moment" in Interwar Europe

    [Aristotle Kallis]


    Antonio Costa Pinto is Professor of Contemporary European History and Politics at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.