Date of Award

9-30-2014

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Department of Politics and Government: Political Science

First Advisor

Osaore Aideyan

Abstract

This study will analyze what factors affect the oscillation of the spatial demands of ethno-regionalist parties between more moderate and more radical objectives. The factors under examination are electoral, economic, internal organization, and the "other" that the party defines itself against. The study analyzes the relationship between these factors and spatial demands utilizing a case study of the Lega Nord. Ultimately, the study concludes that there is some relation between these factors and the Lega Nord's spatial demands, even if they are not directly causal of the change in spatial demands themselves. The findings also suggest that the generalized findings of party change may not always apply to the spatial demands of ethno-regionalist parties.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Pierucci_ilstu_0092N_10370.pdf

Page Count

131

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