The Relationship between Centre and Periphery in Italian Fascism and Francoism. The Role of the Provinces

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2023
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The traditional view of dictatorships, particularly of fascist or fascistised regimes, underlines the strong element of imposition from the central state on society or on the local sphere. However, these relationships were articulated in different ways, in order to ensure the cohesion of the dictatorship’s supporters, guarantee a certain level of popular consent, and minimise dissent. In both Mussolini’s Italy and Franco’s Spain, the fundamental link in the relationship between the centre and the periphery was established at the provincial level, through the prefectures and civil governments, the apparatus of the single party, and the main departments of state administration. This chapter proposes a comparative synthesis of the ways in which both dictatorships organised territorial institutions and guided the policies developed in the provinces (specifically during the ventennio, 1922–43, and the first Francoism, 1936–57).
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Sanz Hoya, Julián, The Relationship between Centre and Periphery in Italian Fascism and Francoism. The Role of the Provinces. EN Morant, T.; Sanz, J.; Saz, I. (eds.), The Right and the Nation. Transnational Perspectives, Routledge, 2023.
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