Local representative democracy and protest politics: the case of the Five-star Movement

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In recent years, protest politics has become a relevant phenomenon in various European countries. Italy has witnessed the rise of the Five-star Movement (M5S), an anti-establishment party, which, at the 2013 general election, obtained one-fourth of the total votes. However, the story of this ‘party-movement’ started at the local level, as a civic network aimed at changing administrative practices in municipal government. By using an original dataset on representation in 671 Italian municipalities from 2010 to 2014, this article aims to explain not only the subnational political success of the M5S but also the challenges and contradictions that a newly formed movement faces in multi-level electoral arenas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-250
JournalContemporary Italian Politics
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2015

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Contemporary Italian Politics on 11 Sept 2015, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/23248823.2015.1087120

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Vampa, Davide. / Local representative democracy and protest politics : the case of the Five-star Movement. In: Contemporary Italian Politics. 2015 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 232-250.
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