Protest and project, leader and party: normalisation of the Five Star Movement

  title={Protest and project, leader and party: normalisation of the Five Star Movement},
  author={Fabio Bordignon and Luigi Ceccarini},
  journal={Contemporary Italian Politics},
  pages={54 - 72}
This article analyses public perceptions of the Five Star Movement (M5S). Voters’ points of view are examined by studying opinion poll results from a longitudinal perspective. The authors focus on three issues important for the future of the M5S: (1) the need to choose between pursuit of a substantive political project or anti-political protest; (2) perceptions of the party’s ability to govern at local or national level; (3) the relationship between the M5S’s electoral base and its leader. The… Expand
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