Matteo Giglioli
University of Bologna
Publications 8
Two of the most consequential trends in European politics over the past decade have been the rise of populism and the progressive personalization of elections. The present article seeks to link them by focusing on a third phenomenon: the entry of plutocrats (individuals with systemically relevant material resources, who can afford to finance their own campaigns and parties) into direct political competition. The phenomenon is analyzed with reference to the literature on new and entrepreneurial p...
#1Gianfranco Baldini (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 2
#2Matteo Giglioli (UNIBO: University of Bologna)
ABSTRACTBoth Giuseppe Mazzini and M.K. Gandhi were proponents of an uncompromisingly ethical approach to politics, and both were obliged to confront the appeal of violence. Their tactics, while in many ways opposed, elicited similarly intense controversies. Mazzini was widely believed to have condoned terrorist aggressions, while encouraging insurrectional acts with little or no hope of success. Gandhi, for his part, was accused of irresponsible naivete and utopianism for his inability to grappl...
Two aspects of Gabriele D'Annunzio's tenure in parliament (1897–1900) are explored. The first concerns the means with which literary fame could be converted into political capital in fin-de-siecle Italy. By studying D'Annunzio's strategy, an attempt is made to define the features of his aesthetic politics. Relying methodologically on the sociological study of intellectuals, the article contributes to the historiographical/theoretical debate regarding the forms of anti-utilitarian politics that e...