The Lega Nord and fiscal federalism: functional or postfunctional?

  title={The Lega Nord and fiscal federalism: functional or postfunctional?},
  author={Anna Bull},
  journal={Modern Italy},
  pages={437 - 447}
  • A. Bull
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Modern Italy
This paper addresses the question of whether the Italian Lega Nord pursues functional policies in spite of its postfunctional rhetoric (politics of simulation) or pre-material policies that are in line with its dominant postfunctional discourse (politics of identity). The analysis focuses on fiscal federalism because this is an area that links together both economic issues – fiscal autonomy is seen as highly functional to the economy of those regions of Italy which form the Lega Nord's… Expand
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