The "Plebiscite enigma"

Author/s Leonardo Rapone
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/286 Language Italian
Pages 8 P. 175-182 File size 88 KB
DOI 10.3280/IC2018-286009
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The article discusses Enzo Fimiani’s recent book on plebiscites as tools of contemporary politics. Fimiani’s work is the outcome of a twenty year-long journey in the study of plebiscites. The book uses a comparative approach to analyze, on a European scale, the use of plebiscites between the XVIII and the XXth centuries, in authoritarian and totalitarian regimes as well as in democratic and pluralistic contexts.

Keywords: Plebiscite, Mass politics, Democracy, Authoritarianism, Popular legitimisation

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Leonardo Rapone, L’enigma plebiscitario in "ITALIA CONTEMPORANEA" 286/2018, pp 175-182, DOI: 10.3280/IC2018-286009