Il principio pacifista tra identificazione del fondamento astratto e applicazione concreta

The principle of pacifism between theoretical identification and practical implementation

  • Antonello Lo Calzo

Abstract

The essay focuses on the significance of the pacifist principle in the transition from the abstract to the concrete dimension in a conflictive international context. Two distinct components would be detectable in the pacifist principle, one ‘axiological’ whereby it, as a supreme principle, should concern all the policies of a state concerning the use of force, and the other ‘dialogical’, which would have the aim of preventing the value of peace from being overwhelmed by global events. The pacifist principle, in a concrete dimension, does not deny the right to legitimate defence (even collective) against armed aggression, and to a limited and ‘functional’ use of force. However, it would be desirable for other states to explore every useful tool for a diplomatic resolution of the conflict.


The contribution, starting from a ‘general’ reconstruction of the pacifist principle and highlighting the differences in the approaches of constitutional law and international law, turns to the Italian experience and the most recent events to verify whether the principle of Article 11 of the Constitution is respected or has been bypassed by the imperatives of international politics.


Keywords: Mediation; Active pacifism; Pacifist principle; International relations.

Published
May 14, 2024
How to Cite
LO CALZO, Antonello. Il principio pacifista tra identificazione del fondamento astratto e applicazione concreta. DPCE Online, [S.l.], v. 63, n. SP1, may 2024. ISSN 2037-6677. Available at: <https://www.dpceonline.it/index.php/dpceonline/article/view/2125>. Date accessed: 17 july 2024. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.57660/dpceonline.2024.2125.
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