Giorgia Bulli is Assistant Professor at the University of Florence, where she teaches “Political Communication” and “Political Discourse Analysis”. In 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 she was Visiting Scholar at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Italy has a long history of populist parties. However, with the 5 Stars Movement, a new and somewhat peculiar actor entered the scene. What form does its populism take, particularly in relation to the Northern League? And how does Italian populism compare to the recent rise of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) in Germany?