CONGRIPS call for papers for the 2020 American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting

 

The 116th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held in San Francisco, CA September 10 – 13, 2020. The theme for the 2020 is ‘Democracy, Difference, and Destabilization’.

The Conference Group on Italian Politics (CONGRIPS) would like to use that theme to highlight the Italian case. Indeed, Italy represents a privileged viewpoint for understanding the challenges in modern democratic politics and the related social problems of discrimination, marginalization, and exclusion.

Read here the CONGRIPS call for paper.

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In support of Prof. James Newell

APSA’s Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society (CONGRIPS) shares the puzzlement, dismay and concern of its sister associations – the PSA’s Italian Politics Specialist Group (IPSG) and Italian Political Science Association (SISP) – about the recent dismissal by the University of Salford of Professor James Newell, after 27 years of service at that institution.

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Who’s the winner? An analysis of the 2018 Italian general election – Italian Political Science 1/2018


Don’t miss the first issue of 2018 by Italian Political Science (IPS)!!!

It hosts a special issue focusing on the analysis of the 2018 Italian general election edited by Vincenzo Emanuele.

If you are interested in understanding what is going on after these critical elections, you just need to take a look at these pieces!

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A message from Paolo Graziano, the new President of CONGRIPS

Dear CONGRIPS member,

It is quite an honor for me to be, since January 1, 2018, President of CONGRIPS. It is also a pleasure to facilitate as much as possible the interaction among scholars interested in Italian politics from different perspectives – political science, sociology, history, and more.

Before I go any further, let me warmly thank Laura Polverari who, as past President, reinvigorated CONGRIPS and made so many improvements – too many to even start enumerating them: it would take too much space and time. Following the steps of previous great leaderships, and together with the previous Executive, Laura managed to enhance the visibility of CONGRIPS throughout the world – and the web. Together with Antonella Seddone and Stefano Rombi, Laura managed to revamp the website, increase interactions with national political science associations and mobilize growing interest towards our group.

More modestly, the work plan for 2018-2019 is aimed at building on such good work, i.e. further increasing the visibility of CONGRIPS, strengthening relationships with national associations and developing new venues for collaboration among scholars interested in Italian politics in a comparative perspective. I do hope that CONGRIPS will establish itself as one of the preferred intellectual homes of many scholars and that the website will become an increasingly important tool for communicating events and initiatives which could be of interest to all.

 

Hope to see you at the forthcoming APSA Annual Conference in Boston!

Paolo Graziano