Pubblicazioni scientifiche

Pubblicazioni scientifiche

Pubblicazioni scientifiche

Lo studio degli elettori in movimento, ovvero di chi cambia scelta di voto tra due elezioni, è un tema fondamentale della scienza politica. Si tratta di un tema di grande attualità in particolare alla luce della ristrutturazione del sistema partitico italiano, e per almeno due motivi. Da un lato per lo studio della risposta degli elettori alla nuova offerta partitica; dall’altro perché la dinamica della competizione bipolare rende gli elettori in movimento la categoria che di fatto può decidere le elezioni. In questo volume viene quindi affrontato il tema dello studio dei flussi elettorali in base a dati aggregati. Dopo una ricostruzione delle origini delle tecniche di stima, e della storia di queste analisi in Italia, il volume prende in esame la recente proposta innovativa dell’approccio EI (Ecological Inference) e la riformula in termini generali perché possa essere utilizzata anche nell’analisi di sistemi multipartitici come quello italiano. Il risultato è una nuova tecnica per la stima dei flussi elettorali, e quindi per la ricostruzione dei comportamenti di voto degli elettori in movimento. Questa tecnica viene infine applicata a un caso concreto: il voto differenziato tra maggioritario e proporzionale nelle elezioni politiche del 2001. Si tratta di un’analisi che rivela comportamenti inediti e dalla interessante distribuzione geografica; un’analisi in grado di rivelare già nel 2001 alcune delle dinamiche della successiva evoluzione del sistema partitico italiano.

To cite the article: Ladini, R., and Maggini, N. (2022), The role of party preferences in explaining acceptance of freedom restrictions in a pandemic context: the Italian case, Quality & Quantity, Online first, DOI: 10.1007/s11135-022-01436-3. The article is open access and can be accessed here. Abstract As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, several governments adopted disease containment measures limiting individual freedom, especially freedom of movement. Our contribution aims at studying the role played by party preferences in...

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...

A new book edited by Lorenzo De Sio and Romain Lachat has been just published by Routledge; information is available here. The book presents the results of the Issue Competition Comparative Project (ICCP) (data and documentation is openly accessible and available free of charge through the ICCP and GESIS websites), which analysed six elections in six important European countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and UK) between 2017 and 2018 through a focus on post-ideological issue competition, leveraging a fresh theoretical perspective – and innovative data collection and analysis methods – emerging from issue yield theory. The contributors to this volume cast...

The Issue Yield model predicts that parties will choose specific issues to emphasise, based on the joint assessment of electoral risks (how divisive is an issue within the party support base) and electoral opportunities (how widely supported is the same issue outside the party). According to this model, issues with high yield are those that combine a high affinity with the existing party base, together with a high potential to reach new voters. In previous work, the model showed a remarkable ability to explain aggregate issue importance as reported by party supporters, as well as issue emphasis in party manifestos. This paper tests the implications at the individual level by comparing a conventional model where issue salience is determined from manifesto data with a revised model where issue salience is determined by issue yield. The empirical findings show that issue yield is a more effective criterion than manifesto emphasis for identifying the issues most closely associated with party support in the minds of voters.