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The Lega Nord and the Northern Question in Italian Politics Anna Cento Bull

The Lega Nord and the Northern Question in Italian Politics

Anna Cento Bull

Published January 12th 2002
ISBN : 9780333750681
Hardcover
216 pages
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Since the late 1980s, the Lega Nord has broken the mold of Italian politics. Federalist, secessionist, populist, it has succeeded in mobilizing the entrepreneurial class of Northern Italy in a campaign against the Italian state. In 1996, it launchedMoreSince the late 1980s, the Lega Nord has broken the mold of Italian politics. Federalist, secessionist, populist, it has succeeded in mobilizing the entrepreneurial class of Northern Italy in a campaign against the Italian state. In 1996, it launched the idea of Panadia, a separate Northern Italian nation. This proved to be a step too far, but the Lega remains a political force to be reckoned with, and has propelled the Northern question on to the national stage.