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Populists in Power

By Daniele Albertazzi, Duncan McDonnell

Routledge – 2012 – 256 pages

Series: Extremism and Democracy

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Description

This book examines recent experiences of populists in government in Italy and Switzerland where three very significant populist parties - Forza Italia/Popolo della Libertà and the Lega Nord in Italy; the Schweizerische Volkspartei in Switzerland - have served in government for most of the current decade without, apparently, softening their rhetoric, moderating their policies or suffering significant vote losses.

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction, Chapter 2 Forza Italia and the Popolo della Libertà, Chapter 3 The Lega Nord, Chapter 4 The Schweizerische Volkspartei, Chapter 5 Elections, Chapter 6 Pledges vs. Actions in Government, Chapter 7 Members and Representatives - Reactions to Government Participation, Chapter 8 Conclusions: On the Ordinariness of Populism in Contemporary Europe, Summary of Events: Italy 2008-11, Summary of Events: Switzerland 2003-2007

Author Bio

Daniele Albertazzi is a Senior Lecturer in European Media at the Department of Italian Studies, University of Birmingham, where he leads the Culture, Society and Communication programmes.

Duncan McDonnell is a research fellow at the Department of Italian Studies, University of Birmingham, and the Department of Political Studies in the University of Turin.

Name: Populists in Power (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Daniele Albertazzi, Duncan McDonnell. This book examines recent experiences of populists in government in Italy and Switzerland where three very significant populist parties - Forza Italia/Popolo della Libertà and the Lega Nord in Italy; the Schweizerische Volkspartei in...
Categories: Comparative Politics, European Politics