Giuseppe Franco Ferrari

Anti-party and anti-system parties: concept and classifications tested by comparative law

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Keywords: Anti-System Party; Populism; Anti-EU; Crisis of Pluralistic Democracy; Nationalism.

The article deals with the complex notion of anti-system party, trying to provide for a definition. Political science and legal scholars have tried to classify the main features of an anti-system party, focusing in particular on the relationship with populism and nationalism and on the predominant role played by the charismatic leader. Despite the difficulty at identifying clear models, a brief comparison of the main European experiences may allow to outline a common pattern.

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