Volume 5, November 2010

The transfer process from the old Italian Political Science platform (now no longer accessible) to the new one is massive, but we are doing our best to perform this task quickly and efficiently. We ask for your patience as we organize content on the new website. Thanks for bearing with us.

All Volume 5 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.

Supermarket Political Science
Gianfranco Pasquino, published on November 1, 2010.

A few days ago at the supermarket a lady asked me “professor, what is political science for?”, “to make your life and mine better” was my answer. “But politics is dirty” replied the lady. “Yes, indeed, Ma’am, but those who can get to understand the mechanisms and the institutions of politics will have the possibility of punishing the politicians who play dirty and rewarding those who are clean and fair”. […]

No Longer Waiting for Godot? The Teaching of IR in Italy
Filippo Andreatta and Lorenzo Zambernardi, published on November 1, 2010.

As a variety of scholars have pointed out (Attinà 1989; Sola 1996; Sartori 2004), Italian political science is a late comer in comparison to other national schools such as the American and the British ones. […]

What Do We Read? Italian Political Scientists and Academic Journals
Marcello Carammia, published on November 1, 2010.

Academic journals are central to the professional activity of scholars from any research field. They are host to up-to-date scientific research, generally passed through peer-review selection processes. Scholars rely on academic journals both to develop and update their knowledge on general or specific subjects, and to disseminate the findings of their own research. […]

‘Transparency one can see through’: openpolis’ a growing community of citizen-users
Lorenzo Fioramonti, published on November 1, 2010.

In the past few years, there has been a lot of talking about transparency in public institutions. At the global level, a civil society organization such as Trasparency International has been leading the debate, publishing annual reports and developing a corruption perceptions index that is widely referred to by the media. […]

The places of Political Science in Italy: The University of Torino and the University of Calabria at Cosenza
Italian Political Science, published on November 1, 2010.

Interviews with Alfio Mastropaolo and Giorgio Giraudi. With this issue we start a journey across Italy to visit the places where political science is taught. IPS will visit both large and small universities, places where political science has a long tradition and others where it was implanted more recently. […]

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