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Vito Laterza

Vito Laterza

Vito Laterza is a research fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. From July 2018, he will be associate professor in development studies at the University of Agder, southern Norway. He is an anthropologist and political analyst focusing on politics, economy and society in sub-Saharan Africa.

Italy Elections 2018

The populism and dystopia of Italy's new government

The Five Star - League alliance has won the 'cultural war' in Italy.

The populism and dystopia of Italy's new government

Zambia

Neoliberalism, big capital and the Zambian crisis

Zambia's main problem is foreign control of its national resources.

Neoliberalism, big capital and the Zambian crisis

Zambia

Zambia: Democratic victory or vote snatching?

In a country known for peaceful politics and national unity, there is a real danger of escalating conflict.

Zambia: Democratic victory or vote snatching?

Politics

Swaziland: liberal democracy and its discontents

Swazis want reform, but do they want a multi-party system?

Swaziland: liberal democracy and its discontents

Italy

Italy's new government and the perpetuation of minority rule

The alliance between the Democrats and their archenemy Berlusconi is another symptom of the country's deepening crisis.

Italy's new government and the perpetuation of minority rule

Opinion

Technocracy's new bet: Mario Monti runs for premiership

The rationale of Monti's proposals in Italy is "not so different from Cameron's austerity programme in the UK".

Technocracy's new bet: Mario Monti runs for premiership

Politics

Innocence of Muslims: How fiction creates reality

We live in a world where the cultural production of symbols shapes who we are, what we do in our lives, writes Laterza.

Innocence of Muslims: How fiction creates reality