▪ P. G. Corbetta, N. Cavazza, “Le emozioni nella politica”, on “Il Mulino” n. 5, pages 872-882. (Read abstract)

Analysing Itanes survey data collected in 2004, the authors tray to single out the feelings of the electors toward the political objects

▪ G. Legnante, L. Verzichelli, “Collegio, parlamento e comunicazione. I luoghi della rappresentanza negli orientamenti dell’élite parlamentare italiana all’epoca del (quasi-)maggioritario”,on “Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche” n. 3, pages 99-137. (Read abstract)

Although the recent return of interest on the object of political representation, the role of legislators in Italy is still rather neglected in the analyses. This article aims at formulating a new research agenda on this theme, focusing on the use that legislators make of their territorial mandate on of different communication strategies.
The first part of the article is dedicated to some key concepts like territorialisation and personalisation of politics and also constituency service. In the second part a wide overview on data from different researches is provided, in order to explore the changes which would have denoted the ten years of application of a mixed-majoritarian electoral system for the election of the Italian parliament.
The conclusions briefly discuss the implications of this experience, stressing the links between territorial representation, majority government and multi-level governance. Such a discussion brings to the definition of a number of relevant dimensions of parliamentary representation, which will have to be debated in the future in Italy (and in comparative perspective) whatever it could be the electoral system used at the end of this chaotic political season.

▪ H. Schadee, P. Segatti, “All’origine del cattivo funzionamento del bipolarismo Italiano”, on “Italiani/Europei” n. 1, pages 15-25.


▪ D. Baldassarri, “La semplice arte di votare. Le scorciatoie cognitive degli elettori italiani”, Il Mulino, Bologna.