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UNDERSTANDING ITALY
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Sofia Francescutto, 29 May 2019

After four days of elections, Europe woke up with a political order that contradicts those who feared a crushing populist and nationalist victory. Parties who have campaigned against Europe didn’t get enough support to carry out the common plan of dismantling the Union from the inside.

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Enrica Rigo, 05 October 2018

Salvini’s war against immigration is being waged by land and by sea. It is a war against a section of society that makes up over eight per cent of the country’s population.

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Massimo Faggioli, 11 June 2018

Italy’s new populist government has attracted interest in the USA, and in particular in the small, but active American Catholic anti-liberal and neo-traditionalist minority. There is a perceptible fascination with the new League-Five Star populist government

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Andrea Lorenzo Capussela, 06 June 2018

This crisis has many causes, proximate and deeper. I should like to suggest one perspective from which to examine them, that of Italy’s approach to European political and economic integration. For the events of the past week revolved around euro-zone membership, in more than one way. 

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After Berlusconi’s failure to establish an illiberal democratic state and Renzi’s defeated attempt to reboot liberal democracy, Italy is in political limbo
Takis S. Pappas, 01 June 2018

Ask most analysts and pundits about what the current problem with Italy is and you will likely get a one-word answer: Populism.

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