By focusing on the case of Italian political movement “Five Stars”, founded in 2009 by former comedian Beppe Grillo, this article will analyse the resurfacing of a particular kind of power – the charismatic authority – through a platform such as the Web 2.0 that was expected to promote more rational consensus strategies. Although the political action of the Five Stars movement pretends to be inspired by a participative culture, it is in fact directly ruled by the founder via his blog, with a little space allowed for discussions. In this sense, the rise of Grillo as a political leader seems to both retrieve and renew an old form of authority grounded in a very traditional legitimacy - the charismatic and undisputed leadership of the boss – while at the same time able to spread through the network. This article will offer an overview of the events and also provide a theoretical interpretation.
|Titolo:||Italy’s “Five Stars” Movement and the role of a leader, or, How charismatic power can resurface through the Web|
|Rivista:||NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1177/1461444814520872|
|Citazione:||Italy’s “Five Stars” Movement and the role of a leader, or, How charismatic power can resurface through the Web, 2015.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|