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The Scottish national party and the Italian lega nord: a lesson for their rivals?

Newell, JL 1994, 'The Scottish national party and the Italian lega nord: a lesson for their rivals?' , European Journal Of Political Research, 26 (2) , pp. 135-153.

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Abstract

As European regional autonomy parties, the Scottish National Party and the Italian Lega Nord present important similarities in the way they appeal to voters. Both parties, too, have recently been favoured by very similar social and political changes. Yet, of the two parties’ recent electoral advances, that of the Lega has been by far the more striking. This can be explained in terms of the relative inability of the Lega's main rival, the Democrazia Cristiana, to adapt to its challenge. The Scottish National Party's main rival, the Labour Party, is better able to adapt owing to the long-standing institutionalisation of regional conflict in Britain.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal Of Political Research
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0304-4130
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Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 10:41
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:01
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/16832

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