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Pubblicazioni scientifiche

This article aims to rediscover a variable that has been rather neglected by the Italian electoral studies on the so called «Second Republic»: demographic size of municipalities. Is there a difference between a citizen who votes in a small municipality of North-east and another one who votes in Milan? Between voting in a rural village or in an urban metropolis? In other words, is territory – considered as centrality or peripherality of the municipality where vote is cast – important to understand Italians’ electoral choices? And if so, how much it matters? May it even become a decisive dimension for the electoral results? Moving from these questions, the article analyzes the results of 2008 Italian general election by dividing the more than 8.000 Italian municipalities in 5 classes of demographic size (0-5.000, 5.001-15.000, 15.001-50.000, 50.001-100.000, above 100.000) and the territory of our country in 4 geo-political sub-units (North-west, North-east, Red belt and South) in order to develop a complete mapping of the incidence of demographic variable on the vote. This study concerns the 2008 vote to main Italian parties, coalitions and electoral blocs and uses the analysis of variance to calculate the tightness of the association between the above variable and the vote through a synthetic index. The findings are very interesting and in some ways surprising. Demographic size matters, especially in some areas (North) and for some parties (Northern League, Pd, Udc, Idv). In particular, three possible behaviours occur: some parties, definable as «city oriented», tends to achieve increasing electoral results whenever the size of municipality grows (eg. Pd, Idv); other parties, labelled as «village oriented», show an opposite trend, that is strongly rooted in small towns and a systematic loss of votes when demographic size increases (Northern League, Udc); the third type of behaviour is given by some «all around» political forces (Pdl, La Destra, Mpa) that show indifference to the variable. An even more pronounced effect could be found in coalitions and blocs analysis, with the centre-left collecting a strictly urban vote and the centre-right stronger in small towns.

The year of challengers? Issues, public opinion, and elections in Western Europe in 2017 edited by Lorenzo De Sio and Aldo Paparo Within the seven-month period going from mid-March to mid-October of 2017, five Western-European democracies held their general elections: the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria. This provided an exceptional opportunity to study public opinion structures in these countries in the particularly turbulent context that followed disruptive electoral developments such as the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump. To exploit this opportunity, the CISE launched an innovative comparative research project to empirically assess before the elections the preferences of...

Maggini, N. (2010). Giovani e partecipazione. Quaderni Del Circolo Rosselli, 107(2), 134–136.

Questo articolo si prefigge di indagare il rapporto fra giovani e democrazia in quattro paesi dell’Europa meridionale (Grecia, Italia, Portogallo, Spagna) nel periodo 1985-2001, utilizzando i dati dell’Eurobarometro. Gli atteggiamenti verso il funzionamento della democrazia sono il tema centrale dell’analisi. This article aims to analyze the relationship between young people and democracy in four countries of southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain) in the 1985-2001 period, using data from Eurobarometer. Attitudes towards the functioning of democracy are the focal theme of the analysis.

Sei importanti paesi al voto tra 2017 e 2018, 40 partiti, ma soprattutto due anni e mezzo di lavoro da parte di 21 studiosi da 13 diverse università europee e americane, coordinati dal CISE in un progetto diretto da Lorenzo De Sio. Sono questi i numeri dell'Issue Competition Comparative Project: un progetto che ha mostrato come, in un contesto sempre più post-ideologico, la competizione partitica vada ormai letta in termini di posizioni e credibilità su specifici temi d'attualità e di policy. E' questa l'impostazione di fondo che ha ispirato il disegno generale di questa...