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Italy’s Political Upheaval and the Consequences of Inequality

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Abstract

Political upheaval, with the dangerous rise of the far right – in Italy and Europe – is likely to be stabilised when politics and policies again turn their attention to the priorities of the majority of impoverished voters, with a focus on reducing inequalities, unemployment and casualisation.

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Open Access funding provided by ZBW — Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.

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Correspondence to Mario Pianta.

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This article is part of the project on inequality and politics at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Faculty of political and social sciences in Florence. I thank Francesco Bloise and Daniela Chironi for their work on the data presented here and for extensive discussion.

Mario Pianta, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy.

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Pianta, M. Italy’s Political Upheaval and the Consequences of Inequality. Intereconomics 55, 13–17 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10272-020-0862-8

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