Ricerca

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Ricerca

Chiaramonte A., Tarli Barbieri G. (a cura di), Riforme istituzionali e rappresentanza politica nelle Regioni italiane, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007. ISBN 978-88-15-11533-1 Da alcuni anni l'assetto politico-istituzionale delle regioni italiane vive una fase di costante trasformazione, in particolare dopo l'approvazione della legge costituzionale 1/1999, che ha conferito alle regioni un'autonoma potestà statutaria e di intervento in materia elettorale. L'ultima legislatura regionale, conclusasi con le elezioni del 2005, è stata dunque "costituente" per quelle regioni che hanno introdotto un nuovo statuto e/o una nuova legge elettorale. Al di là degli esiti le regioni sono adesso più autonome di quanto non fossero nel definire le...

L. De Sio (a cura di) La politica cambia, i valori restano? Una ricerca sulla cultura politica dei cittadini toscani Firenze, Firenze University Press, 2011 ISBN: 978-88-6655-016-7 Come vedono i toscani la politica? Che rapporto hanno con essa? C'è qualcosa di diverso rispetto alla «subcultura rossa» della Prima Repubblica? Da questa ricerca, commissionata dalla Regione Toscana e condotta dal Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali con un approccio misto, quantitativo e qualitativo, emergono risposte articolate. Da un lato, è viva e in salute la partecipazione associativa, espressione di una tradizione che viene da lontano. Dall'altro, emerge invece un declino della partecipazione politica, assieme a elementi...

Chiaramonte, A., & Emanuele, V. (2015). Party system volatility, regeneration and de-institutionalization in Western Europe (1945–2015). Party Politics, 1354068815601330. Abstract Despite a great flourishing of studies about Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe, the issue of party system institutionalization has been widely neglected in Western Europe, where the presence of stable and predictable patterns of interactions among political actors has been generally taken for granted for a long time. Nevertheless, party system institutionalization is not something that can be gained once and for all. This article proposes a theoretical reconceptualization and a new empirical operationalization of party system (de-)institutionalization. Furthermore,...

Nicola Maggini Young People’s Voting Behaviour in Europe. A Comparative Perspective Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-137-59243-9 (online)  978-1-137-59242-2 (print) DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-59243-9 Abstract: This book uses various concepts of ‘age’ to examine young people’s voting behaviour in six European countries between 1981 and 2000. It addresses questions such as: what are the determinants of voting choices among young people, and to what extent are these factors different from those of adults? Through an innovative approach aimed at studying party choice with a strong empirical orientation, the author argues that age is less important in influencing voting choices than having been young and socialized to...

Despite primary elections in Italy continue to be asymmetric – i.e. carried out only by the center-left coalition – their ability to involve the electorate and their growing media impact make it a powerful democratic tool. In this article we study the 2012 Italian primary elections, held by the center-left coalition in order to select the prime ministerial candidate for the 2013 general elections. In particular, we will shed light on three dimensions: turnout, electoral results and competitiveness. We will also take into account the role played by the new candidate selection rule – the two-round system – which will allow us to collect a lot of information about the voting behavior of the selectorate. What has been the turnout level in the 2012 Italian primary elections? Which similarities and differences can be found in the patterns of participation between the first and the second round? Which factors may explain the territorial differences in turnout levels? What have been the territorial patterns of voting behavior for the main candidates? The 2012 primary elections have been more or less competitive with respect to the previous Italian national primaries? We will try to address these questions through the use of a mainly quantitative methodology with aggregate data.