Italian Political Science (IPS) is an open-access peer-reviewed quarterly journal dedicated to deepening the understanding of political phenomena relevant for political scientists and a wider public, including journalists, policy-makers, policy analysts, political activists and all those who have an interest in politics.

IPS publishes intellectually stimulating and conceptually rigorous contributions on all areas relevant to Political science. All articles include a focus on contemporary Italy, either considered as a case-study or in comparative or European perspective.

The general elections of March 2018 opened, once again, a turbulent phase in Italian politics. After a long government-formation process characterised by many twists and turns, a new cabinet was sworn in, introducing several novel elements into the Italian political system. The so-called ‘government of change’ is formed by parties that are (the Five Star Movement) or have recently been (the League) outside the mainstream of the Italian party system. 

For its second issue of 2018, Italian Political Science (IPS) hosts a special issue on the analysis of Italian politics under the ‘government of change’ edited by Andrea Pedrazzani.

The deadline for submission is September 30, 2018. Click for more information on submissions and the requirements of this call. 

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Special Issue: IPS Vol. 13 Issue 1

Who’s the winner? An analysis of the 2018 Italian general election

After a turbulent legislature, characterised by the alternation of three different coalition governments led by the Democratic Party, the failure of the Constitutional referendum, and the approval of a new mixed-member electoral system, Italy faces a new general election in a context of high political uncertainty. Will the result of the election provide a parliamentary majority for the new government? Will a more fragmented party system create a parliamentary deadlock? What will be the political consequences of the widespread anti-political sentiment of the Italian voters? These are just a few of the many interesting questions that describe the context of the 2018 Italian general election.
In its first issue of 2018, Italian Political Science (IPS) hosts a special issue on the analysis of this critical election edited by Vincenzo Emanuele.

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