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The Many Faces of Populism: Current Perspectives
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-258-5

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Publication date: 17 September 2014

Dwayne Woods

In this chapter, I examine the populism of the Northern League and Berlusconi. I attempt to provide an institutional explanation as to why Italy, more so than other…

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In this chapter, I examine the populism of the Northern League and Berlusconi. I attempt to provide an institutional explanation as to why Italy, more so than other Western European democracies, has experienced such diverse forms of populism. Stated in full, the thesis advanced is that the rise and persistence populism in Western European democracies, such as Italy, is an indication of an institutional crisis of representation.

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The Many Faces of Populism: Current Perspectives
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-258-5

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Publication date: 17 September 2014

Dwayne Woods

This chapter argues that despite the proverbial claim that populism is ill-defined and has too broad a conceptual net, the literature on the subject tends to converge…

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This chapter argues that despite the proverbial claim that populism is ill-defined and has too broad a conceptual net, the literature on the subject tends to converge toward four core elements of populism that provides a conceptual and analytical unity. Furthermore, the conceptual core of populism explains why the concept has been able to encompass a wide range of populist manifestations without becoming an empty analytical shell. Also, the conceptual cores have helped provide the empirical basis that has given rise to a diverse and innovative literature that seeks to measure and compare cross-nationally populism.

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The Many Faces of Populism: Current Perspectives
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-258-5

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Publication date: 17 September 2014

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The Many Faces of Populism: Current Perspectives
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-258-5

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Publication date: 13 November 2015

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Enabling Gender Equality: Future Generations of the Global World
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ISBN: 978-1-78560-567-3

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Publication date: 17 September 2014

Maria Elisabetta Lanzone

The chapter analyzes the characteristics of a new political subject, the Five Star Movement, which arose in Italy in 2005 (as local civil lists), was officially…

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The chapter analyzes the characteristics of a new political subject, the Five Star Movement, which arose in Italy in 2005 (as local civil lists), was officially constituted in 2009, and became the most voted-for party in the 2013 general election, when the country was hit by a strong surge of populism. This party was founded by the Italian comedian Beppe Grillo and launched via his Internet blog. The chapter will be divided into five parts: a brief introduction about the general context and a description of the Italian political framework and the general crisis of traditional parties, setting the scene from which the discussion will develop. Then, in Section “‘People against the Parties’: The Five Star Movement’s Populist Messages,” I will describe the global characteristics of the Five Star Movement, with an analysis of Grillo’s party communication style, especially its use of social media, its people call (with its enemies), and its mobilization strategies. In Section “Inside the Movement: The Party’s Structural Characteristics,” I will describe the party’s internal organization, in order to underline some controversial elements. In the conclusion I will hazard some hypotheses about the party’s destiny, compared to other populist examples.

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The Many Faces of Populism: Current Perspectives
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-258-5

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Publication date: 2 May 2018

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Environment, Politics, and Society
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-775-1

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Publication date: 7 October 2020

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Europe's Malaise
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-042-4

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Publication date: 14 December 2016

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On the Cross Road of Polity, Political Elites and Mobilization
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-480-8

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Publication date: 13 March 2019

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The Politics of Land
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-428-2

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