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The Five Star Movement and the rise of 'techno-populist' parties

Bickerton, Chris (2018) The Five Star Movement and the rise of 'techno-populist' parties. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 May 2018). Website.

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The Five Star Movement and Lega's nomination of Italian law professor Giuseppe Conte as the next Prime Minister of Italy presents a puzzle: why would an apparently 'populist' government nominate a Prime Minister who fits the mould of a technocrat? Chris Bickerton writes that given the Five Star Movement's history, we should not be surprised at the nomination of Conte. The party stands for a curious blend of technocracy and populism, and is representative of a new type of ‘techno-populist’ party that is emerging elsewhere across Europe.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 11:37
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 17:51

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