What is wrong (again) with Italian politics? The entire western world is in political turmoil, but when it comes to Italy, this turmoil seems to be deep and particularly complex. Is Italy once again in the vanguard when it comes to the decline of western democracy and new forms of populism? Is there something new happening in its political scene, or is it just something very old?
Christian Raimo is an author, journalist, and activist based in Rome. His literary fiction is published by Einaudi in Italy. He writes about politics and society in Internazionale magazine and he is often mentioned as one of the most political, outspoken, and lucid writers of his generation.
Jonathan Hopkin is professor of Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics. His research has mostly focused on parties and elections in Italy, Spain and the UK. He has published in a range of journals including the European Journal of Political Research and West European Politics.
Chair: Caterina Soffici is a journalist and author (Nessuno può fermarmi).