Beyond left and right: the eclectic populism of the Five Star Movement

  title={Beyond left and right: the eclectic populism of the Five Star Movement},
  author={L. Mosca and Filippo Tronconi},
  journal={West European Politics},
  pages={1258 - 1283}
  • L. Mosca, Filippo Tronconi
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • West European Politics
  • Abstract Born in 2009, the Five Star Movement (FSM) has been one of the most electorally successful European populist parties since 2013. While its classification as a populist party is unanimously accepted, some have considered it close to left-libertarian positions, others as an anti-immigrant far right party, and still others have simply deemed it as unclassifiable. This article sets out to shed light on this question, using the official documents issued by the party since 2009, posts… CONTINUE READING
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