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!
The 2018 Business Meeting of CONGRIPS will take place on Friday, Friday, August 31 at 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Room: Boston University
All CONGRIPS members and affiliates are welcome to attend!!!
…See you in Boston 🙂
CALL FOR PAPER:
Compol n.1/2019: The 2018 Italian general election: between tradition and innovation
Sara Bentivegna (Università di Roma La Sapienza),
Paolo Natale (Università degli Studi di Milano)
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In this piece from the PSA blog “Political Insight”, Arianna Giovannini offers her thoughts on the results (and their potential impact) of Italian elections. Here is the link:
In this article, published in the Blog of the Party Systems and Governments Observatory, Vincenzo Emanuele and Bruno Marino present their views on Italian Elections. Here is the link:
The EU nightmare comes to life: Italian populist forces above 50%
The Italian elections are approaching! If you want to know what is going on, we suggest to look at this Special issue of South European Society and Politics edited by Martin Bull and Gianfranco Pasquino:
Italy Transformed: Politics, Society and Institutions at the End of the Great Recession.
Enjoy the read!
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Getting ready for Italian elections…
In this post published by The Conversation, Martin Bull shares his analysis on the new Italian government. Here is the link:
Was Mattarella worth the trouble? Explaining the failure of the 2016 Italian constitutional referendum
Fedra Negri and Elisa Ribessi
Italian Political Science Review / Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica
Published online: 21 January 2018
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