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The Lega Nord and the Politics of Secession in Italy
     

The Lega Nord and the Politics of Secession in Italy

by A. Bull, M. Gilbert
 
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 Panadia , a separate Northern Italian nation. This proved to be a step too far, but the Lega remains a

Overview

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 Panadia , 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333750681
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/07/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Anna Cento Bull is Professor of Italian Studies, and Mark Gilbert is Lecturer in Italian Politics, both at the University of Bath.

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