Last month the Italian far right failed to seize the left-wing bastion of Emilia-Romagna. But the election results raise wider challenges for the resistance to rising populism.
Marzia Maccaferri and Andrea Mammone
Marzia Maccaferri is lecturer in political history at Goldsmiths, University of London. She works on Italian and British intellectual discourse; her recent project focuses on the reception of Antonio Gramsci, Italian communism and especially the ‘Emilia model’ in the British cultural Marxism of the 1980s. Andrea Mammone is a visiting fellow in the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute and a historian of modern Europe at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is an expert on the far right, nationalism and European politics.