The silent storm: the clash of values between left and right at times of abstention

Author/s Stefano Nobile, Lorenzo Sabetta
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/131 Language Italian
Pages 13 P. 50-62 File size 244 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2023-131004
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The article analyzes the profile of the Italian electorate in the light of the 2022 elections, focusing on the aspects of abstention and populism. The data show a significant increase in abstention and the predominance of populist par- ties of different political orientation. Research shows that abstentionism and populism are two sides of the same coin, fueled by the electorate’s mistrust of the political class and dissatisfaction with democratic devices. The work con- cludes that the contradiction between right and left has not been overcome and that the Italian electorate is positioned on a range of diversified cultural and political values.

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Stefano Nobile, Lorenzo Sabetta, La tempesta silenziosa: lo scontro dei valori tra destra e sinistra ai tempi dell’astensionismo in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 131/2023, pp 50-62, DOI: 10.3280/SR2023-131004