What motivates people in referendum voting? Advocates argue that they allow voters to express their sincere preferences on issues. Matthew Bergman and Gianluca Passarelli look at the Italian case. They argue that voting in referenda can be just as party-focused as other forms of elections
Matthew also makes media contributions on topics relating to European politics.
His research interests include political institutions, political economy, electoral systems, comparative politics, voting behaviour, party-voter linkages, European and Italian politics, populism, parties, elections, and public opinion, issue competition.