Title:Still Elected Dictators? A study of Executive accountability in multi-party democracies - the issuing of Executive decrees and their treatment in the Legislature in different institutional settings across time: Italy (1947-2006), Argentina (1983-2006) and Romania (1992-2007) Author(s):STINGA, LaurentiuDate:2009Type:Working PaperSeries/Number:EUI SPS; 2009/04Abstract:The current paper explores the capacity of the Argentine, Italian and Romanian Legislatures to hold the Executive branch of government accountable for its policy initiatives issued by emergency Executive decree, rather ...
Title:Reforming Italy: Institutional Change and the Federal Option Author(s):KEATING, Michael; WILSON, AlexDate:2010Type:Working PaperSeries/Number:Edinburgh Europa Paper Series; 2010/04Abstract:The reform of regional government has been a key element in efforts to reform the Italian state. The aims are administrative modernization; national integration; coherent regional development; fiscal responsibility and ...
Title:Party mergers and vote shifts in Italy Author(s):HANRETTY, ChrisDate:2008Type:Working PaperSeries/Number:EUI SPS; 2008/06Abstract:Using data from exit polls and two different methods of ecological inference, I demonstrate how Italian voters shifted between 2006 and 2008. Newly merged parties (PdL, PD) were successful in retaining their former voters; ...
Title:Italy: a contested polity Author(s):RHODES, Martin; BULL, Martin J.; PASQUINO, Gianfranco; VASSALLO, Salvatore; BARDI, Luciano; DIAMANTI, Ilvo; DE CECCO, Marcello; CULPEPPER, Pepper D.; MOLINA, Oscar; DELLA PORTA, Donatella; VANNUCCI, Alberto; PAOLI, Letizia; HIBBERD, Matthew; CARBONE, Maurizio; QUAGLIA, Lucia; RADAELLI, Claudio M.Date:2007Citation:
- West European politics, 2007, 30, 4, 657-943
Title:Predispositions to discriminatory immigration policies in western Europe: an exploration of political causes Author(s):MARTINEZ-HERRERA, Enric; MOUALHI, DjaouidaDate:2006Citation:
- Portuguese journal of social science, 2006, 5, 3, 215-233
Type:ArticleAbstract:We analyze citizens' predispositions concerning policies of immigrant selection and models of immigrant accommodation as observed by the 2002-3 European Social Survey. We focus on some of the EU's major countries, namely: ...
Title:Europeanising Southern Europe Author(s):BOTETZAGIAS, Iosif; ANDRETTA, Massimiliano; CAIANI, Manuela; BAUDNER, Joerg; BULL, Martin J.; BOLGHERINI, Silvia; CASULA, Clementina; DOBRE, Ana Maria; SEPOS, Angelos; KULAHCI, ErolDate:2005Citation:
- Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, 2005, 7, 3, 279-401
Title:Social movements in Italy: which kind of europeanisation? Author(s):ANDRETTA, Massimiliano; CAIANI, ManuelaDate:2005Citation:
- Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, 2005, 7, 3, 283-298
Title:Effects of Divorce on Children's Educational Attainment in a Mediterranean and Catholic Society Evidence From Italy Author(s):ALBERTINI, Marco; DRONKERS, JaapDate:2009Citation:
- European Societies, 2009, 11, 1, 137-159
Type:ArticleAbstract:Previous research has found parental divorce to have negative effects on children's educational attainment; in addition, it has been noted that the effects of divorce are not the same in all western societies. However, ...
Title:Talking Europe in the Italian Public Sphere Author(s):DELLA PORTA, Donatella; CAIANI, ManuelaDate:2007Citation:
- South European Society and Politics, 2007, 12, 1, 1-21
Type:ArticleAbstract:Italy has been considered an Euro-enthusiastic country. On the basis of claims analysis as well as semi-structured interviews with key political actors, this article presents a more nuanced image. Permissive consensus has ...