According to scholars, today’s political leaders face with the “paradox of democratic leadership”: on the one hand, they have to appear as strong statesmen, in possession of particular skills that gave them the authority to rule the people. On the other hand, they are allowed to rule by the people, and they have to appear similar and intimate with common people. Analyzing the pictures that Salvini publishes on his personal Facebook pro le, we try to understand how Matteo Salvini aims to solve the aforemen- tioned paradox. Our main hypothesis is that Salvini implements a strategic use of his “political body”, mixing the features of a “super leader” with the ones of an “ordinary person”.

Il superleader (“ordinario”). Matteo Salvini e il suo corpo

Mazzoni M.
;
Mincigrucci R.
2020

Abstract

According to scholars, today’s political leaders face with the “paradox of democratic leadership”: on the one hand, they have to appear as strong statesmen, in possession of particular skills that gave them the authority to rule the people. On the other hand, they are allowed to rule by the people, and they have to appear similar and intimate with common people. Analyzing the pictures that Salvini publishes on his personal Facebook pro le, we try to understand how Matteo Salvini aims to solve the aforemen- tioned paradox. Our main hypothesis is that Salvini implements a strategic use of his “political body”, mixing the features of a “super leader” with the ones of an “ordinary person”.
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