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Michele Marchi

Associate Professor

Department of Cultural Heritage

Academic discipline: M-STO/04 Contemporary History

Research

Keywords: international history, political history, France, political catholicism, European integration

My research interests focus on Italian and French political history from the post-Second World War period to the late-nineteen sixties, paying particular attention to the relationship between politics and religion and, in the specific case of the Italian context, that between Christian Democracy and the Vatican hierarchies. More recently, I have started to deal with the relationship between domestic politics and European integration, always starting from the evolution of the main political cultures of Italy and France. The chronological range of the research has been broadened to include the nineteen seventies as well, at least up to the decisive turning pointing of the years in and around the critical economic crisis of 1973. Among my ongoing research projects there is a book on the role of the  presidential powers in Italian political history, a political biography of Georges Pompidou and two studies on the relationship between domestic and international politics (with special attention to the process of European integration) in the French and Italian contexts.