In the 1Q5OS the Christian Democratic party turned its attention to agrarian reform projects and development funding for southern Italy. Its social and economic objectives were the destruction of latifundia, the creation of a class of small landowners, industrial and commercial development and the reduction of territorial inequalities. The ultimate goal, however, was political: to gain loyalty, allegiance and electoral consensus. To manage the economy and direct change, the party had to strengthen the organisation, form a ruling class, lay down territorial roots and widen the scope of its propaganda beyond anti-communism. Elections became the testing ground for the party's new reform strategies.

A Party for the Mezzogiorno: Christian Democratic Party, the Agrarian Reform and the Government of Italy / Forlenza, R. - In: CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN HISTORY. - ISSN 0960-7773. - 19:4(2010), pp. 331-349. [https://doi.org/10.1017/S0960777310000263]

A Party for the Mezzogiorno: Christian Democratic Party, the Agrarian Reform and the Government of Italy

FORLENZA R
2010

Abstract

In the 1Q5OS the Christian Democratic party turned its attention to agrarian reform projects and development funding for southern Italy. Its social and economic objectives were the destruction of latifundia, the creation of a class of small landowners, industrial and commercial development and the reduction of territorial inequalities. The ultimate goal, however, was political: to gain loyalty, allegiance and electoral consensus. To manage the economy and direct change, the party had to strengthen the organisation, form a ruling class, lay down territorial roots and widen the scope of its propaganda beyond anti-communism. Elections became the testing ground for the party's new reform strategies.
A Party for the Mezzogiorno: Christian Democratic Party, the Agrarian Reform and the Government of Italy / Forlenza, R. - In: CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN HISTORY. - ISSN 0960-7773. - 19:4(2010), pp. 331-349. [https://doi.org/10.1017/S0960777310000263]
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