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dc.contributor.advisorMichelmann, Hansen_US
dc.creatorMilani, Marcoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-03T22:42:07Z
dc.date.available2014-11-03T22:42:07Z
dc.date.created2014-10en_US
dc.date.issued2014-10-29en_US
dc.date.submittedOctober 2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2014-10-1768en_US
dc.description.abstractThe thesis focuses on the Five Star Movement, a political movement in Italy based on an Internet blog, which was founded by the Italian comedian Beppe Grillo and which in just four years from its birth received the greatest number of votes in that country’s 2014 European election. The thesis focuses on the rise of 5SM, which was established in a critical political and economic context that provided a fertile environment for its founder’s antiestablishment platform and rhetoric. The structure, ideology and actions of the 5SM movement are examined as are the political and economic contexts in which it arose and now operates. The 5SM is analyzed as a product of an Italian political culture where populist leaders have dominated the political scene for many years. The thesis asks whether this movement can be defined as populist, using as a framework for analysis the work of Mény and Surel “Democracies and the Populist Challenge” (2002), by comparing the 5SM to other European anti-establishment political parties and movements.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectpopulismen_US
dc.subjectGrilloen_US
dc.subjectfive stars movementen_US
dc.subjectItalyen_US
dc.subjectdigitalen_US
dc.subjectutopiaen_US
dc.titleContemporary populism in Italy: The Five Star Movementen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHibbert, Neilen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGarcea, Joeen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRayner, Jeremyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDeonandan, Kalowatieen_US


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