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The Northern League in Italy: What can we expect?

Lega Nord (Northern League – LN) will compete in the next Italian general elections at a crucial moment in its history. After the party’s participation in the third government led by Silvio Berlusconi (2008-2011), and its opposition to Mario Monti’s ‘technocratic’ government, the LN has renewed its deal with the centre-right. The party’s political alliance [...]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 7th February 2013

Europe New York Times: Corruption Undermining Democracy in Europe. ‘Thorbjorn Jagland has made the fight against corruption his big challenge. As secretary general of the Council of Europe, a governmental group that was founded in 1949 to promote human rights on the Continent, he knows about corruption firsthand. Since the fall of Communism, the council has [...]

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Italy: Assessing the Prospects for Populism

The Lega Nord and Beppe Grillo’s 5-Star Movement will continue to expose the organisational and ideological frailties of mainstream parties.  If you were to try and design a populist’s nightmare government, it might look something like this: a cabinet without a single party representative, composed mostly of academics and senior civil servants; imposed under pressure [...]

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