After Brexit, Keep a Close Watch on Italy and Its Five Star Movement Published in The Wind Of Anti-Establishment – Reform, Revolt Or Revolution, Politika Annual Journal, 2016, Politics and Public Administration Association SSS HKUSU. pp: 35-40 If the flipbook does not show, download the […]Read More
In the backdrop of John Keane’s monitory democracy framework, this article focuses on Italy and on an Italian Blogger, Beppe Grillo, and his namesake blog Beppegrillo.it. Italy’s representative democratic system has in the recent past shown many of those signs of the decline that Keane indicates as the foundation of a monitory democracy. Beppegrillo.it instead is a particular example of an Internet-based monitory body. The analysis of the blog’s growing impact on Italian politics can allow us to assess Keane’s claim that we are living in the era of monitory democracy; while, on the other hand, the analysis of the blog allows us to highlight the importance and the challenges that web-enhanced forms of political engagement pose to democracy.Read More
After Brexit, Keep a Close Watch on Italy and Its Five Star Movement Originally published in The Conversation, June 27, 2016 (link) On Thursday, in a decision that shocked many observers, the majority of the British people voted to leave the European Union. It was […]Read More
Published as Giovanni Navarria, ‘Beppegrillo.it, One Year in the Life of an Italian Blog 2009’, in Adrienne Russell and Nabil Echchaibi (eds.), International Blogging, Peter Lang Publishing Read the full chapter: One year in the life of beppegrillo.it In Carlo Collodi’s classic children tale, The Adventures of […]Read More
(NB: questa e’ una versione antecedente e leggermente diversa dell’articolo pubblicato in inglese su opendemocracy 1 Giugno 2012) Recentemente l’Italia è stata colpita da due diversi tipi di terremoti: uno di natura geologica, l’altro invece di natura puramente politica. Per entrambi i terremoti, per puro caso, […]Read More
Move aside, now it’s up to us: Italy’s political quake BY Giovanni Navarria Summary: Beppe Grillo’s Five-Star Movement is not the antithesis to politics, nor is it the end of democracy; on the contrary, it demonstrates that activism in Italy is alive and kicking. ORIGINAL PUBLISHED […]Read More
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