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What can Italians expect from the new populist government?

Vito Laterza , May 24th, 2018

Italy’s prospective PM, Giuseppe Conte, is a 54-year-old university professor with little political experience [Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters] I was interviewed by South African public radio SAfm th…

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Populism and the Conundrums of Democracy in Italy

Sinan Celiksu , February 28th, 2018

There is one pattern that characterizes post-Cold War Italy: new political figures emerge, espousing an anti-establishment rhetoric, but end up bringing the people more of the same. Whether…

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