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Dr. Alessio Scopelliti

Dr. Alessio Scopelliti is a political scientist and PostDoc at the University of Milan (DEMOPE project). He is also a Research Assistant at Royal Holloway University on Professor Joost van Spanje’s ERC Consolidator Grant project “New Parties on the News”. Recently, Alessio has also been appointed as Honorary Research Associate at the University of Bristol and Research Fellow at The Far Right Analysis Network (FRAN).

Volatility Post-World War II Italian politics has often been marked by significant political instability and frequent changes of government. The twenty-first century period in Italian politics has been characterised by the emergence of new political forces, the decline of traditional parties, and persistent public policy challenges related to corruption, economic stagnation, and immigration (Albertazzi and Zulianello, 2021). Remarkably, Italy has had an astonishing 69 governments in 79 years. This means that on average, governments in Italy last for just over a year. Our forthcoming book “The Rise of the Radical Right in Italy: A New Balance of Power in the Right-Wing Camp” to be published by Columbia University Press and ibidem Press in June 2024 examines the more worrying trend …