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Emanuele, Vincenzo, & Rombi, Stefano. (2013). Il voto nei circoli: cosa rischia Renzi. Candidate & Leader Selection (a Cura Di) [2013], Questioni Primarie, Www.rivistailmulino.it, (2), 7–8. Retrieved from http://www.rivistailmulino.it/item/23...

di Roberto D'Alimonte Pubblicato sul Sole 24 Ore il 31 gennaio 2014 Quando la rete è entrata nelle nostre vite non c’è voluto molto per chiedersi  se e come  avrebbe trasformato il modo di far politica nelle nostre democrazie. Sul se ci sono sempre stati pochi dubbi. L’incertezza verteva sul come. Adesso abbiamo una risposta. Non ancora definitiva, ma il trend è chiaro. Le due campagne presidenziali di Obama,   soprattutto quella del 2012, rappresentano da questo punto di vista uno spartiacque. E’ quello che emerge chiaramente dalla lettura di questo bel libro.  Nell’era di internet la politica è destinata a cambiare...

A wide range of studies find that democracies experience more terrorism than non-democracies. However, surprisingly little terrorism research takes into account the variation among democracies in terms of their electoral institutions. Furthermore, despite much discussion of the differences in terrorist groups’ goals in the literature, little quantitative work distinguishes among groups with different goals, and none explores whether and how the influence of electoral institutions varies among groups with different goals. The argument in this article posits that electoral institutions influence the emergence of within-system groups, which seek policy changes, but do not influence the emergence of anti-system groups, which seek a complete overthrow of the existing regime and government. The study finds that within-system groups are significantly less likely to emerge in democracies that have a proportional representation system and higher levels of district magnitude, while neither of these factors affects the emergence of anti-system groups.

The past few years have seen the advent and proliferation of Voting Advice (or Aid) Applications (VAAs), which offer voting advice on the basis of calculating the ideological congruence between citizens and political actors. Although VAA data have often been used to test many empirical questions regarding voting behaviour and political participation, we know little about the approaches used by VAAs to estimate the positions of political parties. This article presents the most common aspects of the VAA approach and examines some methodological issues regarding the phrasing of statements, the format of response scales, the reliability of coding statements into response scales and the reliability and validity of scaling items into dimensions. The article argues that VAAs have a lot of potential but there is also much space for methodological improvements, and therefore concludes with some recommendations for designing VAAs.

CHIARAMONTE, A. C. A., & D’Alimonte, R. (2013). Sistemi elettorali. In G. Pasquino, M. Regalia, & M. Valbruzzi (Eds.), Quarant’anni di scienza politica in Italia (pp. 121–136). BOLOGNA: Il Mulino.