The Lega Nord and the Northern Question in Italian Politics


Cento Bull, A. and Gilbert, M., 2001. The Lega Nord and the Northern Question in Italian Politics. Palgrave.

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Since the late 1980s, the Lega Nord has broken the mould of Italian politics. Federalist, secessionist, populist, it has succeeded in mobilizing the entrepreneurial class of Northern Italy in a campaign against the Italian state. In 1996, it launched the idea of Padania, a separate Northern Italian nation. This proved to be a step too far, but the Lega remains a political force to be reckoned with, and has propelled 'the Northern question' on to the national stage.


Item Type Book/s
CreatorsCento Bull, A.and Gilbert, M.
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Politics Languages and International Studies
ID Code11206


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