The Italian Lega Nord

Duncan Mcdonnell, Davide Vampa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


The Lega Nord (LN ) [Northern League] in 2015 is the oldest party group in the Italian Parliament. While this statistic reflects the highly turbulent nature of Italian politics over the past three decades, it also underlines the resilience of a party whose roots lie in a series of regionalist movements that emerged across northern Italy in the 1980s. These were later merged in 1991 into the LN under Umberto Bossi, who led the party until April 2012.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Populist Party Organisation
Subtitle of host publicationThe Radical Right in Western Europe
EditorsReinhard Heinisch, Oscar Mazzoleni
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-58197-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-58196-9
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2016

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    Mcdonnell, D., & Vampa, D. (2016). The Italian Lega Nord. In R. Heinisch, & O. Mazzoleni (Eds.), Understanding Populist Party Organisation: The Radical Right in Western Europe (pp. 105-129). Palgrave Macmillan.