Multiple populisms : Italy as democracy's mirror
- edited by Paul Blokker and Manuel Anselmi.
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
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- xvii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction Multiple Populisms. Italy as Democracy's Mirror
- Paul Blokker and Manuel Anselmi
- Part 1 Which People for What Form of Democracy?
- Chapter 1 The Construction of the People
- Valentina Paze
- Chapter 2 Neo-Populism and the Subversion of Democratic Quality
- Leonardo Morlino and Francesco Raniolo
- Chapter 3 Depoliticization, Anti-politics and the Moral People
- Fabio De Nardis
- Part. 2 Populism and the Transformation of Parties
- Chapter 4 Anti-party-ism as a Structural Component of Italian Democracy
- Nadia Urbinati
- Chapter 5 "Particracy": The Pre-Populist Critique of Party Democracy, and Its Implications
- David Ragazzoni
- Chapter 6 Populist Anti-party Parties
- Lorenzo Viviani
- Part. 3 Populism and the Transformation of the Public Sphere
- Chapter 7 Technopopulism and Direct Representation
- Michele Sorice and Emiliana De Blasio
- Chapter 8 Intellectuals and Cultural Populism
- Massimiliano Panarari
- Chapter 9 Penal Populism in the Multi-populist Context of Italy
- Manuel Anselmi and Stefano Anastasia
- Part. 4 Populism and the Transformation of Politics
- Chapter 10 Citizen Democracy. "New Politics" in "New Participation" Models
- Marco Damiani
- Chapter 11 The Populist Assault on the Constitution
- Paul Blokker
- Chapter 12 Four Italian Populisms
- Cecilia Biancalana.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book provides a comprehensive interpretation of the multiple manifestations of populism using Italy, the only country amongst consolidated constitutional democracies in which populist political forces have been in government on various occasions since the early 1990s, as the starting point and benchmark. Populism is a complex, multi-faceted political phenomenon which redefines many of the essential characteristics of democracy; participation, representation, and political conflict. This book considers contemporary versions of populism that pose a real challenge to representative and constitutional democracy. Contributors provide an integrative interpretation of populism and analyse its principal historical, social and politico-legal variables to provide a multi-dimensional reflection on the concept of populism, comprehensive analysis of the populist phenomenon and a theoretical and comparative perspective on the diverse political experiences of populism. Based on conceptual and interdisciplinary reflections from expert authors, this book will be of great interest to scholars and post-graduate students of cultural studies, European studies, political sociology, political science, comparative politics, political philosophy, and political theory with an interest in a comparative and interdisciplinary theory of populism and its manifestations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- 0815361718 (hardcover)
- 9780815361718 (hardcover)
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