Combining regionalism and nationalism : the Lega in Italy and the Lega dei Ticinesi in Switzerland

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_8275DCD5841D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Combining regionalism and nationalism : the Lega in Italy and the Lega dei Ticinesi in Switzerland
Périodique
Comparative European Politics
Auteur(s)
Mazzoleni Oscar, Ruzza Carlo
ISSN
1472-4790 (Print)
1740-388X (Online)
ISSN-L
1472-4790
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
11/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Numéro
6
Pages
976-992
Langue
anglais
Résumé
There is a general acceptance of the thesis that contemporary Western European regionalist parties develop strategies that aim to defend territorial interests in opposition to statewide authority. It would seem unlikely, therefore, to be able to identify a combination of regionalist claims and statewide nationalism coexisting within the strategy of a single party. This article contends, however, that the adoption of such a dual frame arises once regionalist parties perceive statewide nationalism as being less of a threat to regional interests than EU-promoted policies and politics. Secondly, it is argued that such a dual frame is likely to develop when specific facilitating conditions emerge. Focusing on this issue, the article compares two regionalist-rooted parties, the Lega Nord in Italy (recently renamed ‘Lega’) and the Lega dei Ticinesi in Switzerland.
Mots-clé
Populism, Nationalism, Regionalism, Party politics, Euroscepticism
Création de la notice
10/11/2018 10:55
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 14:42
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