Between commodification and lifestyle politics: does Silvio Berlusconi provide a new model of politics for the twenty-first century?
Is Silvio Berlusconi an Italian anomaly? That’s what conventional wisdom suggests. This book argues that while there are aspects of the political adventure of “Il cavaliere” that are linked to well-rooted aspects of Italian culture and history, at the same time Berlusconi represents the prototype of a new model of politics that can be identified in some other democracies - mostly in countries with similar features to Italy. Commodification of politics (the overlapping between politics and con...Expand abstract
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- © RISJ October 2011. Text © Paolo Mancini 2011. All additional material © Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
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