Against the wind: marginal areas and "energy populism"? Preliminary results of a case study

Author/s Ivano Scotti
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/128 Language Italian
Pages 19 P. 125-143 File size 325 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2022-128011
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The "energy populism" generally refers to the link between local protests against green en-ergy policies and the growing electoral consensus towards ‘populist’ movements in rural and marginal areas. The article investigates the energy populism through qualitative research on wind energy in the Basilicata region (Southern Italy). The data show the complexity and ambi-guity of this phenomenon, and they suggest that it is fueled by a deficit of social and political recognition of marginal areas.

Keywords: political parties, populism, rural areas, social acceptability, social movements, wind energy

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Ivano Scotti, Controvento: aree marginali e populismo energetico? Indicazioni preliminari su uno studio di caso in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 128/2022, pp 125-143, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2022-128011