Simoni, Marco (2013) Beppe Grillo’s success is not a rejection of austerity, but a protest against the corruption and inefficiency of the Italian political system. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (11 Mar 2013) Blog Entry.
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The success of Beppe Grillo’s ‘5 Stars Movement’ in Italy’s elections on the 24-25 February has been regarded by some commentators as a rejection of austerity by the Italian electorate. Marco Simoni argues that rather than rejecting austerity, Italian voters were primarily protesting against decades of economic stagnation, and a political system which is prone to corruption and clientelism. He concludes that unless mainstream politics can reorganise around a credible reform agenda, populist movements will continue to play a key role in the country.
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|Additional Information:||© 2013 The Author|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)|
|Sets:||Departments > European Institute
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|Date Deposited:||10 May 2013 08:50|
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