Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Department of Politics and Government: Political Science
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.
Pierucci, Anthony Vincent, "Padania or Federalism? an Examination of the Spatial Demands of Italy's Northern League" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 263.