Italian Political Science <p><strong>Italian Political Science (IPS)</strong>&nbsp;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.</p> <p>IPS publishes&nbsp;<strong>intellectually stimulating and conceptually rigorous contributions</strong>&nbsp;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.</p> Società Italiana di Scienza Politica - Italian Association of Political Science en-US Italian Political Science 2420-8434 Italian Political Science today: Has the profession changed in the last ten years? <p>This contribution analyzes the opportunities that the 2010 reform of higher education (Gelmini reform) created for Italian political scientists to form departments centered on the social sciences that would encourage greater experimentation with degree programs more attuned to the needs of a changing society and better able to chart the evolving nature of contemporary politics. It underscores the diffi-culty of making this transition, but also highlights the attempts formally made in this direction. It further analyzes the positive impact that the same reform has had on the internationalization and profession-alization of the younger generations of political scientists. It also warns, however, against the promo-tion of an understanding of academic career that may induce them to detach themselves from other aspects of the profession that have to do with the management of university structures and the broad promotion of political science, nationally and internationally.</p> Simona Piattoni Copyright (c) 2021 Simona Piattoni 2021-03-30 2021-03-30 15 3 1–11 1–11 We did it well enough. Systemic reforms, changes in recruitment procedures, and the evolution of Italian political science <p>Italian political science has been evolving over time dealing with various reforms and changes in the structure of academic career and procedures for recruitment that have characterized the last decades of the Italian university system. This paper reflects on how these&nbsp; changes have challenged the foundational identity of Italian political science and how they have influenced its development as a community of scholars. It emerges that at least three relevant dynamics emerge:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; the shift from a national and centralized community to &nbsp;a set of &nbsp;“glocal” networks of scholars; the capacity to perform relatively well, from a qualitative point of view; the risk that the capacity to reproduce the discipline identity, or at least its foundational core, could be significantly weakened.</p> Giliberto Capano Copyright (c) 2021 Giliberto Capano 2021-02-03 2021-02-03 15 3 1 11