Gianluca Passarelli, Dario Tuorto

Being Activist in the Lega Nord: An Anomalous Case?

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Keywords: political parties, party activists, political participation, political attitudes.

The radical changes that, also in Italy, have affected the political parties, significantly influenced the intensity and the characteristics of the linkage between members and their reference political organizations. A survey carried out in 2011 on a large sample of leghisti activists has allowed us to examine the forms of participation, but also the political attitudes and the ideological dimension of a crucial component of the Carroccio. A party that, probably more than others in the recent years in Italy, has exploited the «communication with the base» as a rhetoric of its political action. Our study highlights how Ln's members are in fact rooted in a dense network of activities and participate regularly to the political life of the organization, exhibiting at the same time a composite political profile and positions.

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