114th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition – Boston, August 30 – September 2, 2018
The CONGRIPS 2018 APSA Panel has adopted the APSA Conference Theme Statement, ‘Democracy and its Discontents’ for the Italian case. Italian democracy has been undergoing significant economic, social and political challenges in the past twenty years and especially in the past decade following the eruption of the economic crisis of 2008. This has a brought a variety of challenges to existing political parties, actors and institutions, and the emergence of new political forces which are challenging the status quo and traditional politics. There appears to be a deep-seated and continuing dissatisfaction on the part of the public with Italian politics, the party system and broader political system, as reflected in rising support for anti-establishment parties and increasing skepticism towards the European Union and reforms proposed by the existing political class. Italian politics, in short, seems to have become characterized chiefly by its discontents. CONGRIPS welcomes paper proposals on any aspects of these discontents: on the origins, nature and the impact of social, economic and political ideas, movements, parties, policies which contest established practices, parties and politics in Italy. The aim is bringing together a set of papers which together convey the richness and complexity of the politics of discontent in Italy today, which itself is a reflection of broader trends in Europe and beyond. Applications should be submitted via the APSA process.
2017 will mark nearly a decade since the unleashing of the biggest economic crisis the western world has experienced since the 1930s. No country has been immune from this crisis, and Italy in particular has found itself, for lengthy periods, at the forefront of one important regional reflection of that worldwide recession, the Eurozone crisis. Unlike the previous decade, since 2008 the economic recession has provided not just an essential backdrop or context to the changes that have occurred in the Italian polity but the prime motivating factor. Continue reading “CONGRIPS Panel at 2017 APSA Annual Conference – CALL FOR PAPERS: Italian Politics after a Decade of Economic Recession”
Italian Politics Specialist group is organising a panel entitled ‘MEDIATIZATION OF POLITICS AND (SOCIAL) MEDIA PARTICIPATION’, which will be held at the Annual conference of the UK Political Studies Association, University of Strathclyde, 10-12 April 2017.
If you are interested in contributing to the panel, please send an abstract (max 300 words) by 20 October 2016 to
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
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Italian Politics Specialist group is organising a panel entitled ‘Do leaders make a difference? Political change under Matteo Renzi’, which will be held at the Annual conference of the UK Political Studies Association, University of Strathclyde, 10-12 April 2017.
Paper proposals, not exceeding 250 words, should be sent to Jim Newell (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 13 October 2016.
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Italian Politics Specialist group and Anti-Politics Specialist group are organising a conference entitled ‘European Democracy Under Stress’, which will be held at the University of Turin on the 13th and 14th of January 2017.
Papers proposals can be submitted until 3 October 2016.
More details can be found at PSA Italian Politics Specialist Group