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An Interview with the new President of the International Political Science Association
Italian Political Science, published on April 15, 2010.
Leonardo Morlino, a leading scholar in the field of the comparative study of regime changes and democratic consolidation, professor of political science at the SUM of Florence, former president of the Italian Political Science Association (1998- 2001) and for a long time co-editor of the Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica was elected in 2009 President of the IPSA. […]
Is the world a political system? And is IR political science?
Fulvio Attinà, published on April 15, 2010.
Two strangers under the same roof. This motto describes the relationship between IR political scientists with the rest of the PS people. It has never been a passionate relationship. Dialogue non-existent. Disdain for one another. […]
Towards a multi-level social citizenship space? A research project
Maurizio Ferrera and Franca Maino, published on April 15, 2010.
After the 2004 enlargement, the French, Dutch and Irish referendums, the issue of “Social Europe” has gained the centre stage in the debate about the future of the integration process. It is now widely acknowledged that the “social dimension” is a key component of the European project. […]
The commercial lobbysts: Politics for profit in Italy
Maximiliano Lorenzi, published on April 15, 2010.
Consultancy for public affairs is a new phenomenon in the Italian political arena. Lobbying activities recently got more widespread coverage on newspapers and magazines, but interest groups’ politics is still not on the research agenda of many Italian political science scholars. […]
The Teaching of Comparative Politics in Italy: A Course in Search of Its Role?
Filippo Tronconi, published on April 15, 2010.
What is the place of Comparative Politics in the Italian university programs in Political Sciences? This can hardly be considered as a secondary issue in a country where, almost forty years ago, the national Political Science flagship review opened its first issue with an article written by its founder, Giovanni Sartori, titled “La politica comparata: premesse e problemi”. […]