The cult of the Duce in the wider world [ 2008 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof RJ Bosworth; Dr GM Finaldi; Prof C Duggan; Prof SJ Gundle; Dr G Pieri; Ms D Baratieri; A/Prof N Labanca

Brief description The burying of dictators remains a pressing issue in this world, as does the problem in a liberal democracy where and when to limit charisma and 'celebrity' and what to do with the overweening personality. Mussolini was the first politician, possessed of an image and myth aimed at the masses. Our international and interdisciplinary research will probe the processes of this cult. Our case study on migrant Australia will give the project special immediacy in this country.

Funding Amount $320,333

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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