THE ITALIAN CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM: THE FEARS BEHIND THE NO VOTE (on SPERI.comment: the political economy blog)

SPERI (Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute) have published an interesting analysis by Fabio Bordignon, Luigi Ceccarini and Ilvo Diamanti on the voting dynamics behind the results of the Constitutional Referendum held in Italy in December 2016. Continue reading “THE ITALIAN CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM: THE FEARS BEHIND THE NO VOTE (on SPERI.comment: the political economy blog)”

Political Insight – Addressing the democratic crisis Italian style: the constitutional referendum of Matteo Renzi By James Newell

In a post on Political Insight James Newell shares his interesting analysis on Italian constitutional referendum to be held in Frenziall 2016.

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Addressing the democratic crisis Italian style: the constitutional referendum of Matteo Renzi

 

Life Achievement Award 2016: Professor Pasquino’s acceptance speech

GPThe Congrips Life Achievement award came to me, Visiting Professor at Chicago, as a totally unexpected, therefore, even more pleasant and exciting, surprise.

Thank you, dear Colleagues and Friends. I am very grateful.

I do not have to convince you that the study of Italian politics and society can be intellectually stimulating and highly rewarding, though , as citizen of a country that some of you wrongly believe is “normal”, I often feel irritated and annoyed. But I fight back, as you all know, challenging some interpretations, speaking the truth to the powerful as well as to the powerless, attempting, not so naively, to empower the latter, and, of course, also criticizing what many of you have been writing! Hopefully, I have always done so in a scholarly way, engaging in productive conversations, but never ostentatiously showing any kind of detachment. Continue reading “Life Achievement Award 2016: Professor Pasquino’s acceptance speech”

Italian Political Science Review/Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica Vol. 46 Special Issue 02

downloadThe new issue of Italian Political Science Review/Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica is out!!!

Special Issue on The 2014 European Parliament Elections: Representation, Euroscepticism, Populism and the Economic Crisis. Guest Editors: Arianna Giovannini, Laura Polverari and Antonella Seddone