Saving Democracy from Politicians. Do We Need Professional Representatives?

Hosted by the Department of Government

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House


Professor Valentino Larcinese

Professor Valentino Larcinese


Professor Oriana Bandiera

Professor Oriana Bandiera

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the professionalisation of politics? Evidence comes from the Five Star Movement in the
Italian parliament.

Valentino Larcinese (@vlarcinese) is Professor in Public Policy, Department of Government, LSE.

Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera) is Professor of Economics and Director of STICERD, LSE.

The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) is home to some of the most internationally respected experts in politics and government; producing influential research that has a global impact on policy, and delivering world-class teaching to our students.

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A copy of the Powerpoint slides used by Valentino Larcinese are available to download from Saving Democracy from Politicians. Do We Need Professional Representatives? (pdf)


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