The Five-Star Movement: a hybrid actor in the net of state institutions

  title={The Five-Star Movement: a hybrid actor in the net of state institutions},
  author={Fabio Bordignon and Luigi Ceccarini},
  journal={Journal of Modern Italian Studies},
  pages={454 - 473}
The MoVimento 5 Stelle (M5S, Five-Star Movement), led by the former comedian Beppe Grillo, is one of the political novelties of major interest in the Italian political scene, and also on an international scale. This article examines the Movement's evolution following its extraordinary success at the 2013 Italian general election. Four peculiar features of the M5S's experience are analyzed here: the Movement's anti-system stance; its specific conception of democracy; its post-ideological profile… Expand
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