Sovranismo. Ideologia della sinistra populista?


  • Marco Damiani Università degli Studi di Perugia


Parole chiave:

Sovereignism, Populism, Left-wing


Since the end of the ‘short century’, new parties of the ‘populist’ left have emerged in Europe. One of the most original features of these political parties can be traced back in their sovereignist identity, which was certainly absent both in the socialist-communist parties and in the post-89 radical left parties. The term sovereignism stands for a nationally defined political claim, conceived in opposition to the public and private supranational actors and institutions, considered interpreters and protagonists of a way of exercising power that tends to be undemocratic. The sovereignist parties of the populist left intend to recover the space of democratic conflict within the borders established and represented by nation states. Starting from these considerations, the aim of this article is to provide and deepen the definition of left-wing sovereignism, and then to understand whether this peculiarity represents a new ideology of the left-wing of the 21st century, comparable to the ideologies of the previous century, or whether instead it is differently conceived and interpreted.

Biografia autore

Marco Damiani, Università degli Studi di Perugia

Marco Damiani è professore associato in Sociologia Politica presso il Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche dell’Università degli Studi di Perugia. Si occupa di partiti politici e, in particolare, di partiti della sinistra radicale. Il suo interesse di ricerca si estende allo studio dei partiti populisti. Tra le altre cose, su questi temi ha pubblicato due monografie: Populist Radical Left Parties in Western Europe (Routledge 2020); La sinistra radicale in Europa. Italia, Spagna, Francia, Germania (Donzelli 2016).