Towards a Civic Right to Happiness
Economy & Politics
Luigi de Magistris
Marotta & Cafiero
Luigi de Magistris, a former magistrate, has been serving as mayor of Naples since 2011. Before that he has been a Member of the European Parliament. He is also president of the San Carlo Theater.
What is politics? Why do we currently perceive a sense of hostility towards this word? Is there a war going on between politics and economics? Is the dominant liberal ideology impoverishing politics? Has politics been subdued by the language of power, overshadowing quality of life? Is there a politics of fear in Italy today? Luigi de Magistris oﬀers an answer to these questions, trying to restart politics from the ground up. A tribute to rebellion: beginning from the words of Gateano Filangieri, de Magistris leads the reader on a path towards the civic right to happiness.