Understanding the impact of Covid-19 emergency

The Covid-19 outbreak has triggered an unprecedented worldwide crisis entailing serious consequences at both the political and the social level. The health emergency hit Italy particularly hard. For understanding what happened and – most of all – for having a more clear idea of what is going on and what we should expect for the future, we propose here a selection of blogs focusing on the topic:

‘This is what European disintegration looks like’, IISS Blog, 28 April 2020 (by Erik Jones)

‘Coronavirus: Lessons from Italy on the difficulties of exiting lockdown’, The Conversation, 27 April 2020 (by Martin J. Bull)

‘Beating Covid-19: the problem with national lockdowns’, LSE EUROPP (European Politics and Policy) Blog, 26 March 2020 (By Martin J. Bull)

Italians are taking real steps to fight the coronavirus — but big political challenges are lurking, Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, 18 March 2020 (by Erik Jones)

Italy’s COVID-19 Lessons for the World, US News, 20 March 2020 (by Erik Jones)

‘Italy’s “Darkest Hour” – how coronavirus became a very real political problem’, The Conversation, 9 March 2020 (by Martin J. Bull)



2020 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition – Virtual meeting

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the APSA Council has announced the transition of the 116th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition (scheduled for September 10-13, 2020 in San Francisco) to a virtual digital event.

For further info and update: https://connect.apsanet.org/apsa2020/

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Euroscepticism in Italy from the Onset of the Crisis: Tired of Europe?

Conti, N., Marangoni, F., & Verzichelli, L. (2020). Euroscepticism in Italy from the Onset of the Crisis: Tired of Europe?. South European Society and Politics, https://doi.org/10.1080/13608746.2020.1757885

Attitudes towards the European Union (EU) have changed deeply in Italy: the level of support for EU membership has dramatically declined among Italian citizens and, especially after the 2018 elections, the Italian government has often been on a collision course with the EU. Continue reading “Euroscepticism in Italy from the Onset of the Crisis: Tired of Europe?”