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The Italian style: Giuseppe Conte’s ‘half-populist’ leadership during Covid-19

de Luca, Marino (2020) The Italian style: Giuseppe Conte’s ‘half-populist’ leadership during Covid-19. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (08 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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From the starting position of a political outsider, Italy’s PM Giuseppe Conte has carved a widely positive image for himself, gaining widespread popularity during the Covid-19 crisis. Marino De Luca argues that Conte’s savvy use of communication channels during a time of national emergency, combined with his personality, have helped him project an image of political competence, empathy, and reassurance.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 08:36
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:13

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