Volume 0, June 2007

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All Volume 0 articles, however, are currently accessible in this page in a temporary .pdf format.

We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your interest in IPS older issues.

Foreword
Fulvio Attinà, published on June 15, 2007.

The idea of publishing the professional journal of the Italian political
science community was in the air when I got in as the chair of SISP(Società Italiana di Scienza Politica). […]

Why IPS?
Maurizio Cotta and Giliberto Capano, published on June 15, 2007.

At the same time an honest assessment of the present situation suggests that a lot more has yet to be done. In many, if not most Italian universities, the presence of political science courses in the academic curricula at the undergraduate level is still far from satisfactory […]

The ideology of Italian political experts in comparative perspective. An unfolding analysis based on Benoit-Laver expert survey
Luigi Curini, published on June 15, 2007.

First of all, such surveys provide information on party policy positions in a common and standardised format, across a wide range of countries. Second, precisely because they reflect the judgements of experts – who are presumably well informed – they acquire weight and legitimacy. […]

The Italian Political Science Association (Società Italiana di Scienza Politica): An evaluation of SISP activities 25 years after its foundation
Stefania Panebianco, published on June 15, 2007.

SISP replaced the Italian Section of Political Science founded in 1973 by Norberto Bobbio and Giovanni Sartori within the Italian Association of Political and Social Sciences (AISPS [Associazione Italiana di Scienze Politiche e Sociali]). […]

The ‘Identity Card’ of Italian PhD programmes in Political Science
Filippo Tronconi, published on June 15, 2007.

A description of the resources, formats, and framework of PhD programmes in Political Science across Italian universities.

PRIN 2006: National research funds: Who got what? And how?
Maurizio Cotta, published on June 15, 2007.

PRIN (Programma di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale), for those who are not familiar with the Italian system of research funding, is the acronym for Research Programmes of National Interest. […]

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