Italy and the Rise of “Populism”

In March, Italian voters delivered a shocking rebuke to establishment politics, propelling the “populist” League and Five Star Movement into government in June. As Italy becomes the latest European country to elect a government full of “anti-establishment” promises, the question of how and why such governments get elected is of increasing importance. In this series, INET scholars investigate the political and economic consequences of Italy’s election, both within and beyond the country’s borders.

Macroeconomics and the Italian Vote

To understand the rise of the League and 5 Star Movement, look at economic indicators Read more