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Special Issue Comparative European Politics: The Crisis of Italian Democracy in the European Context Guest Editors: Mario Telò, Giulia Sandri, Luca Tomini and Jean-Michel de Waele
The need to appraise the recent evolution of Italian democracy in order to better understand the current transition process and political turmoil is the main reason for this special issue. This seems particularly relevant at a time of rapid political change, which seems to have derived from the consequences of Berlusconi’s resignation in November 2011, the subsequent end of the Berlusconi IV government and the establishment of the technical government led by the former European Commissioner Mario Monti. The most important feature of this special issue is the effort to mobilise different disciplines such as political science, economics, history and sociology, in order to provide, on the one hand, a rigorous and comprehensive overview of the quality of the Italian democracy. This evaluation explores the main features, singularities and evolutionary trajectories of the Italian democratic system by constantly developing the analysis within the European context and within a comparative perspective. On the other hand, this overview of the quality of Italian democracy also provides a detailed study of some specific issues that have recently characterised contemporary Italian public debate: governmental performance; the attempts to reform the constitutional order; the relationship between the executive and legislative; and the Italian model of political economy.
The special issue can be consulted on the website of Comparative European Politics.
New issue of the journal Politique européenne
Two contributions by members of the CEVIPOL (in French)
Ramona Coman: New Members States and the “old misunderstandings” of the European integration
Amandine Crespy: Explaining political parties’ impotence in the EU policy making. The case of Social Democracy and the regulation of public services
New publication: New Nation-States and National Minorities, Julien Danero Iglesias, Nenad Stojanovic and Sharon Weinblum, ECPR PressThis volume offers an innovative study of national minorities in new nation-states. Drawing on Rogers Brubaker's concept of nationalising state, the authors shed light on common trends across diverse cases such as Belarus, Malaysia, Israel and Moldova. The original approach combined with a comparative perspective leads to a reevaluation of the interactions between the nation-state and minorities and makes it a stimulating read for scholars working on nationalism, minority studies, citizenship studies and multiculturalism.
New Nation-States and National Minorities
Jeder für sich oder alle gemeinsam in Europa? Die Debatte über Identität, Wohlstand und die institutionellen Grundlagen der Union
This book deals with the increasingly pervasive ideas based on exclusive economic and identity-based arguments in Europe. The multi-level perspective considers ethno-regionalist movements as well as debats at national and European level in the context of the debt crisis.
Contribution by Amandine Crespy: "Die Eiserne Kanzlerin, der weisse Ritter und die Schuldenkrise" ("the Iron Lady, the White Knight and the Eurocrisis").