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CentrePiece article
Political legacies of Italian entertainment TV
Ruben Durante, Paolo Pinotti and Andrea Tesei
July 2017
Paper No' CEPCP505:
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CentrePiece 22 (2) Summer 2017

JEL Classification: L82;D72;Z13

Tags: entertainment tv; voting; cognitive abilities; civic engagement

To what extent are the media to blame for the rise of populist political leaders? Andrea Tesei and colleagues explore the impact of the light entertainment served up by Silvio Berlusconi's commercial TV network, Mediaset, on his later electoral success.

This article summarises ‘The Political Legacy of Entertainment TV’ by Ruben Durante, Paolo Pinotti and Andrea Tesei, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1475.