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“Le cose sono un po’ più complesse”: Constitutional Law and Religion in Italy and the Populist Challenge

  • Pasquale AnnicchinoEmail author
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Part of the Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century book series (CDC)

Abstract

The elections of March 2018 have been a major breakdown for the Italian political system. This chapter analyzes the role of populism in the Italian constitutional context with special reference to the relationships between religion and the State. Populist parties seem to adopt an anti-pluralist stance that contradicts the basic principles of the Italian constitutional order, among them the “supreme principle” of laicità.

Keywords

Populism Religion League Five Star Movement Crucifix 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Religious StudiesBruno Kessler FoundationTrentoItaly
  2. 2.Cambridge Institute on Religion and International StudiesCambridgeUK

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