Flavio Chiapponi


Flavio Chapponi is Assistant Professor at the University of Pavia.



The main roots of Italian populism

3 January 2017 | Flavio Chiapponi
Foto: Mario de Carli (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Populism in Italy has not just emerged during the past few years, but has a long-standing tradition in the Italian political sphere. This article aims to outline contemporary facets of populism in Italian politics. The root causes of populism shall be examined via an analysis of the country’s specific history and by taking the particular role of institutions into consideration.