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Far-right Movements and Political Parties in Italy (1992-2011)

Maria Józefowicz

Abstract

The main research objective of this dissertation was to analyse contemporary Italian right-wing radicalism, in particular the platform, culture and form of activity of Italian far-right movements and political parties. The study has identified and characterised elements borrowed by far-right groups from historical Fascism and shows their role in the construction of these groups’ identities. The subject matter of the dissertation is the origin and evolution of far-right movements and parties in Italy between 1992 and 2011. The author has combined two theories as a basis for analysis and a tool for understanding the determinants of the transformation of the Italian social life and political arena and the success of the far right: the Political Opportunity Structure and the Discursive Opportunity Structure. To provide a broader background, the dissertation includes a characterisation of the myth of italiani brava gente and the paradigms on which the system of the First Republic was built. Extreme-right movements and political parties operating in the Italian political arena since the 1990s have referred to the ideology of Fascism using the latest methods of communication, adjusting the forms of their activity to current socio-political needs and opportunities. The dissertation stresses Italy’s role as a sort of Petri dish for studying changes in Europe, where the Fascist taboo was broken for the first time, allowing the political heirs of Fascism to enter the stage.
Record ID
UAM4d26f91da31e4e56a99b36e00048b3fe
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Title in Polish
Ruchy i partie skrajnej prawicy we Włoszech (1992-2011)
Title in English
Far-right Movements and Political Parties in Italy (1992-2011)
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs/WNPiD)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
5.5 political science and public administration
Status
Finished
Year of creation
2021
Defense Date
25-10-2021
Title date
25-10-2021
Supervisor
Anna Wolff-Powęska Anna Wolff-Powęska,, Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs/WNPiD)Szkoła Nauk Społecznych [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs)
Pages
314
URL
https://hdl.handle.net/10593/26466 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
far-right movements; Italy; fascism; Italian collective memory; fascism in culture and sport
Abstract in English
The main research objective of this dissertation was to analyse contemporary Italian right-wing radicalism, in particular the platform, culture and form of activity of Italian far-right movements and political parties. The study has identified and characterised elements borrowed by far-right groups from historical Fascism and shows their role in the construction of these groups’ identities. The subject matter of the dissertation is the origin and evolution of far-right movements and parties in Italy between 1992 and 2011. The author has combined two theories as a basis for analysis and a tool for understanding the determinants of the transformation of the Italian social life and political arena and the success of the far right: the Political Opportunity Structure and the Discursive Opportunity Structure. To provide a broader background, the dissertation includes a characterisation of the myth of italiani brava gente and the paradigms on which the system of the First Republic was built. Extreme-right movements and political parties operating in the Italian political arena since the 1990s have referred to the ideology of Fascism using the latest methods of communication, adjusting the forms of their activity to current socio-political needs and opportunities. The dissertation stresses Italy’s role as a sort of Petri dish for studying changes in Europe, where the Fascist taboo was broken for the first time, allowing the political heirs of Fascism to enter the stage.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM4d26f91da31e4e56a99b36e00048b3fe/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM4d26f91da31e4e56a99b36e00048b3fe

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