The Movimento Autonomista Bergamasco and the Lega Nord: continuities and discontinuities

  title={The Movimento Autonomista Bergamasco and the Lega Nord: continuities and discontinuities},
  author={George Newth},
  journal={Modern Italy},
  pages={235 - 252}
  • G. Newth
  • Published 1 March 2018
  • Political Science
  • Modern Italy
Studies of the Lega Nord (Northern League) have tended either to ignore the existence of earlier movements for regional autonomy in the 1950s – such as the Movimento Autonomista Bergamasco – or, on the contrary, assume continuities between the two movements at the expense of analysis of the significant discontinuities. This article argues that neither approach has been successful in capturing the importance of precursors to leghismo and that a more nuanced analysis is required. Focusing on the… 

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