Di lotta e di governo: The Lega Nord and Rifondazione Comunista in office

  title={Di lotta e di governo: The Lega Nord and Rifondazione Comunista in office},
  author={Daniele Albertazzi and Duncan McDonnell and James L. Newell},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={471 - 487}
Since 1994, Italian politics has seen a number of coalitions including parties whose identity has been strongly based on their ‘outsider’ status as uncompromising opposition movements which would not previously consider government participation. This article examines the contrasting experiences in office of two such parties: the regionalist populist Lega Nord (LN) and the radical left Rifondazione Comunista (RC). While the Lega confounded expectations not only simply by remaining in the centre… Expand

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