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Lorenzo De Sio, Mark N. Franklin, Till Weber, The risks and opportunities of Europe: How issue yield explains (non-)reactions to the financial crisis, Electoral Studies, Volume 44, December 2016, Pages 483-491, ISSN 0261-379 Intervista di Andrea Maccagno a Lorenzo De Sio Lorenzo De Sio, questo articolo analizza come i partiti dei vari paesi europei hanno utilizzato (o scelto di non utilizzare) il controverso tema dell'integrazione europea nelle loro strategie di competizione elettorale. Da quale interrogativo di ricerca nasce questo articolo? Le Interviste CISE mirano a divulgare l'attività di ricerca del CISE che produce pubblicazioni scientifiche in ambito italiano e internazionale. La formula dell'intervista,...

CHIARAMONTE, A. C. A., & Sio, L. D. (Eds.). (2014). Terremoto elettorale. Le elezioni politiche del 2013, 1–276.

Although the over-representation of working-class members among the electorates of Extreme Right Parties (ERPs) in Western Europe is well documented, previous studies have usually explained this pattern as a result of this voter group's changing political preferences. In contrast to these studies, this article argues that it is not the changing political preferences of the working class that lead them to vote for ERPs, but changes in the supply side of party competition that have caused the re-orientation of these voters from left-wing parties toward the extreme right. Differentiating between an economic and a cultural dimension of party competition, it is shown that both the policy options offered by parties to voters as the salience of the two issue-dimensions have changed dramatically over the last three decades. While the salience of economic issues as well as of party system polarization among these issues have declined in most Western European countries, the very opposite trend can be identified for non-economic issues, including the core issues of ERPs (for example, immigration, and law-and-order). These changes on the supply side of party competition cause working-class voters to base their vote decisions solely on their authoritarian, non-economic preferences and not – as in the past – on their left-wing economic demands. The theoretical assumptions are tested empirically with data from the Eurobarometer Trend File for the period from 1980 to 2002. In contexts where the economic dimension is more polarized or more salient than the cultural dimension, the positive impact of being a member of the working class on the vote decision for an ERP is significantly reduced.

Maggini, N. (2010). Quali prospettive per il Pd e gli altri partiti di centrosinistra? Un’analisi dei dati e delle tendenze elettorali. Quaderni Del Circolo Rosselli, 108(3-4), 117–120.

Vincenzo Emanuele e Alessandro Chiaramonte Emanuele, V. and Chiaramonte, A. (2016), 'A growing impact of new parties: mith or reality? Party system innovation in Western Europe after 1945', Party Politics, Online First, DOI:10.1177/1354068816678887 (.pdf here) http://ppq.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/11/17/1354068816678887.full Abstract Despite the large body of literature on the emergence and success of new political parties in Western Europe, few, if any, attention has been paid to investigate new parties from a systemic perspective, therefore exploring their potential effects on party systems. This article focuses on party system innovation (PSInn), defined as the aggregate level of ‘newness’ recorded in a party system at a given election. After...