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What is the role of political science in public debate? A sobering lesson from Italy

July 15, 2021

Why is Italy more populist than any other country in western Europe?

July 12, 2021

The fatal consequences of EU disengagement from Mediterranean search and rescue

March 16, 2021

Mario Draghi has bigger ambitions than just seeing Italy through to the next general election

February 25, 2021

Mario Draghi’s governing bandwagon has been voted in. Expect a bumpy ride

February 23, 2021
February 5, 2021

Now it’s Draghi’s turn: once again Italy resorts to a technician to solve its problems

Martin Bull The Italian President’s invitation to Mario Draghi to form the next government is the fourth time since 1994 that the country has resorted to a technician to get itself out of a hole dug by the parties’ failure to agree on a political government, writes Martin Bull. This has connotations that go beyond the current crisis, representing a damning indictment of Italy’s model of party government Read more
October 13, 2020

‘First blood’ to the Italian populists as number of parliamentarians is slashed

Luciano Bardi Italians have voted in favour of a populist proposal to reduce, quite drastically, the number of parliamentarians. The result of this referendum was never seriously in doubt, writes Luciano Bardi, yet its ramifications raise fundamental questions about the democratic health of Italy’s political system – and whether it can ever be reformed Read more

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