Meridiana is a four-
Over the last few years, although the problems of the development of the Italian South have remained a central focus for Meridiana, the journal has broadened its scope to encompass themes such as inequalities, political and social regulation, environmental issues, social representations, and differences between geographical areas, not necessarily in the Italian southern regions.
Meridiana is thus a multidisciplinary instrument for the interpretation of the major themes animating the national and international public debate. Its readers include not only the community of scholars, but also school teachers, students, public officials, journalists, politicians and administrators. From this community comes a demand for a form of knowledge capable of combining scientific rigor with public usefulness.
Besides the articles in the monographic section and single essays, the journal also includes sections with book and film reviews, reflections on interpretive categories, methodological analyses, critiques, interviews and round tables. All the articles are anonymously peer reviewed to assess both their academic excellence and their accessibility to a broader readership.