The Italian General Election of 2018

The Italian General Election of 2018

This book provides a lively and comprehensive account of the unprecedented Italian general election of 2018 and of its profound significance for Italy and beyond.

Author: Luigi Ceccarini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030136178

Category: Political Science

Page: 341

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This book provides a lively and comprehensive account of the unprecedented Italian general election of 2018 and of its profound significance for Italy and beyond. The contributions in this volume cover the political, economic and international contexts in which the vote took place, and consider the main election contenders in the run-up to the election as well as the campaigns. The book further examines the election outcome, analysing the votes and discussing the impact of the election on the turnover of parliamentary personnel as well as examining the outcome from the viewpoint of government formation.
Categories: Political Science

Democracy under Pressure

Democracy under Pressure

In L. Ceccarini & J. L. Newell (Eds.), The Italian general election of 2018. Italy in uncharted territory (pp. 271–295). Palgrave Macmillan. McAllister, I. (2018). Democratic theory and electoral behaviour. In J. Fisher, E. Fieldhouse, ...

Author: Ursula van Beek

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031091230

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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This book identifies the main factors shaping the fortunes of democracy globally. Why do some democracies in the same region and presumably subject to similar global influences remain stable while others regress? This is the question guiding all the authors of this edited book. In the search for answers, they examine 16 democracies in paired and tripled comparisons in sub-Saharan Africa, North and Latin America, East Asia, Western and Central Europe, along with two polar cases. Insights from the perspectives of history, political science, economics and international relations are offered along with a sketch of possible future scenarios. Combining approaches anchored in the analytical tradition with empirical case studies and given the broad range of topics, this book is bound to be of interest not only to students and practitioners of democracy but also to the broader academic and general readership.
Categories: Political Science

Italy s Contemporary Politics

Italy   s Contemporary Politics

Bordignon, Fabio and Ceccarini, Luigi (2019) 'Five Stars, Five Years, Five (Broken) Taboos', in Luigi Ceccarini and James L. Newell (eds), The Italian General Election of 2018: Italy in Uncharted Territory, Basingstoke: Palgrave ...

Author: James L. Newell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000228441

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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In early 2020 Italy was a country whose political parties stood as significant obstacles in the way of resolution of its social and economic problems. The purpose of this book is to help the reader to understand how Italian politics had reached this point. It does this by tracing the most significant processes of political, economic and social change to have marked Italian history in recent years back to their roots in the Italian political system as it emerged at the end of the Second World War. Starting with the restoration of democracy, the volume discusses the post-war party system and how it came under increasing pressure from the mid-1970s. From there it discusses the political upheavals of the early 1990s and the transformations they led to, the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, and the watershed election of 2018. In short, the book provides a narrative. Narratives tell us who we are, where we have come from, where we are now and where we are going. Without them, we cannot make sense of the world. At the end of this narrative, if it has done its job properly, Italian politics and current affairs should ‘make sense’ if before they seemed confusing.
Categories: Political Science

2019 European Elections

2019 European Elections

Gianluca Piccolino, Leonardo Puleo and Sorina Soare In line with previous legislative elections, the Italian general election of 2018 confirmed a tri-polar pattern of party competition, although with a radical shift in the balance of ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004435148

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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The volume aims to combine the overall view on the role of the 2019 European Parliament elections in shaping the future European project with relevant case studies.
Categories: Political Science

Heritage and Nationalism

Heritage and Nationalism

Posts and comments published on the public Facebook pages of other parties who participated in the 2018 Italian General Election, and those of their leaders, were also examined to provide context for the techno-populist and populist ...

Author: Chiara Bonacchi

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781787358010

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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How was the Roman Empire invoked in Brexit Britain and in Donald Trump’s United States of America, and to what purpose? And why is it critical to answer these kinds of questions? Heritage and Nationalism explores how people’s perceptions and experiences of the ancient past shape political identities in the digital age. It particularly examines the multiple ways in which politicians, parties and private citizens mobilise aspects of the Iron Age, Roman and Medieval past of Britain and Europe to include or exclude ‘others’ based on culture, religion, class, race, ethnicity, etc. Chiara Bonacchi draws on the results of an extensive programme of research involving both data-intensive and qualitative methods to investigate how pre-modern periods are leveraged to support or oppose populist nationalist arguments as part of social media discussions concerning Brexit, the Italian Election of 2018 and the US-Mexican border debate in the US. Analysing millions of tweets and Facebook posts, comments and replies, this book is the first to use big data to answer questions about public engagement with the past and identity politics. The findings and conclusions revise and reframe the meaning of populist nationalism today and help to build a shared basis for the democratic engagement of citizens in public life in the future. The book offers a fascinating and unmissable read for anyone interested in how the past and its contemporary legacy, or ‘heritage’, influence our ‘political’ thinking and feeling in a time of hyper-interconnectivity.
Categories: Social Science

Italian Democracy

Italian Democracy

... by party Electoral results of the 1994 general election (Chamber of Deputies) Comparison between the results of Italian general elections (Chamber of Deputies) in 2013 and 2018 Strength of parties' organizations and their leaders ...

Author: Gianfranco Pasquino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351401081

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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This textbook, from one of Italy’s most eminent scholars, provides broad coverage and critique of Italian politics and society. Providing the readers with the knowledge necessary to understand the working of the Italian political system, it also offers answers to some of the most important challenges facing the country – and other contemporary democracies – today, such as populism, anti-politics and corruption. Critical but underpinned by thorough data and analysis, it presents alternative views alongside the author’s interpretation. Crucially, the book uses a comparative framework to explain Italy’s transformation and evaluate its performance. Comparing the rules, institutions, parties and actors at work in the most important European political systems – France, Germany, Great Britain – with those in Italy, the Italian context is better understood and assessed in contrast. This text will be essential reading for students and scholars of Italian politics and European politics, and more broadly for comparative politics and democracy.
Categories: Political Science

Anti politics in Contemporary Italy

Anti politics in Contemporary Italy

Contemporary Italian Politics, 12 (2), 140–154. Chiaramonte, A. and Paparo, A., 2019. Volatile voters and a volatile party system: the results. In: L. Ceccarini and J.L. Newell, eds. The Italian General Election of 2018: Italy ...

Author: Vittorio Mete

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000635416

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This book explores the discourses, attitudes, and behaviours of professional politicians and ordinary citizens alike characterized by hostility towards the political sphere, political parties, and above all, professional politicians. It furnishes a clear, consistent depiction of the antipolitics phenomenon in general using Italy as a ‘laboratory’ where anti-politics is widespread. After an original reconstruction of the concept of anti-politics, the author charts the rise of Silvio Berlusconi, the success of Umberto Bossi's Northern League, the resounding electoral victories of the 5-Star Movement and the League (La Lega), all rooted in the anti-political rhetoric of Italy’s leaders and the anti-political sentiment of its population. The author also traces the socio-political profile of the anti-political citizens of the main European democracies. This broad, consistent view of anti-politics will attract academics, journalists and policy makers interested in anti-politics in Italy and elsewhere. Students and scholars of party politics, party leaders, democracy and political participation will also find the volume of great interest.
Categories: Political Science

Electoral Campaigns Media and the New World of Digital Politics

Electoral Campaigns  Media  and the New World of Digital Politics

In order to explore these matters, we content analyzed the media agendas and the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the main parties and leaders during the five weeks (January 31–March 4) prior to the Italian general election of 2018.

Author: David Taras

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472902699

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

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Today, political leaders and candidates for office must campaign in a multimedia world through traditional forums—newspapers, radio, and television—as well as new digital media, particularly social media. Electoral Campaigns, Media, and the New World of Digital Politics chronicles how Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, email, and memes are used successfully and unsuccessfully to influence elections. Each of these platforms have different affordances and reach various audiences in different ways. Campaigns often have to wage different campaigns on each of these mediums. In some instances, they are crucial in altering coverage in the mainstream media. In others, digital media remains underutilized and undeveloped. As has always been the case in politics, outcomes that depend on economic and social conditions often dictate people’s readiness for certain messages. However, the method and content of those messages has changed with great consequences for the health and future of democracy. This book answers several questions: How do candidates/parties reach audiences that are preoccupied, inattentive, amorphous, and bombarded with so many other messages? How do they cope with the speed of media reporting in a continuous news cycle that demands instantaneous responses? How has media fragmentation altered the campaign styles and content of campaign communication, and general campaign discourse? Finally and most critically, what does this mean for how democracies function?
Categories: Political Science

Constituency Communication in Changing Times

Constituency Communication in Changing Times

Bordignon, F., & Ceccarini, L. (2019). Five stars, five years, five (broken) taboos. In L. Ceccarini & J. L. Newell (Eds.), The Italian general election of 2018. Italy in uncharted territory (pp. 139–163). Palgrave. Calise, M. (2000).

Author: Luigi Ceccarini

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030913700

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

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This volume employs a comparative approach to cast light on representation and representative processes from a communications perspective. It focuses on online constituency communication, aiming to provide a perspective from which to empirically study the changes taking place in the relationship between citizens and their representatives. The (hyper)mediatisation of politics and society is here considered a relevant enabling factor, because it creates the conditions leading to change in the nature of democratic processes. The chapters discuss Podemos, the Lega, Law and Justice, and the Five-star Movement as good examples of this phenomenon. Populist and nationalist forces have emerged as bottom-up and top-down entities aiming to embody the will of the people, or to push for democratic processes to be more inclusive. Until now, however, the intersection between populist and nationalist discourses and the related question of representation have been largely ignored. By analysing the transformations that have taken place in MPs’ communication practices in non-election periods, the contributors illuminate how social media is affecting MPs’ communication and examine the strains in the relationship between executives and legislatures that populist and nationalist parties exploit.
Categories: Political Science

Italian Populism and Constitutional Law

Italian Populism and Constitutional Law

Available at www.federalismi.it Clementi, F. (2018, August 15). I-CONnect Symposium–The Aftermath of the Italian General Election of March 4, 2018–The Italian Political Elections: A Definitive Back to the Past?

Author: Giacomo Delledonne

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030374013

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

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This edited volume explores the relationship between constitutionalism and populism in the Italian context. Italian populism is of interest to comparative lawyers for many reasons. Firstly, the country has a long-lasting tradition of anti-parliamentarism over the course of its history as a unitary state. After the 2018 general election, it has turned into the first European country in which two self-styled populist parties formed a coalition government. Although it collapsed in August 2019, many issues that it had raised remain. Secondly, as Italy is a founding member of the European Communities, the constitutional implications of populist politics have to be considered not only within the national framework but also in a wider context. This book argues that the relationship between populism and constitutionalism should not be seen in terms of mutual exclusion and perfect opposition. Indeed, populism frequently relies on concepts and categories belonging to the language of constitutionalism (majority, democracy, people), offering a kind of constitutional counter-narrative.
Categories: Political Science