Vito Laterza

Vito Laterza

Vito Laterza is associate professor in development studies at the University of Agder, southern Norway. He is an anthropologist and analyst focusing on politics, economy and society in Africa and the West.

Zambia

Is China really to blame for Zambia's debt problems?

Yes, but so is the West with its neoliberal policies.

Is China really to blame for Zambia's debt problems?

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?

Kenya

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

US & Canada

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