The papers offer a fascinating insight into the 2013 Italian election and a timely analysis of the key issues at stake.
Here's the table of contents of the Special Issue:
The (apparent) calm after the storm (J.L. Newell and M. Carbone)
Still a difficult democracy? Italy between populist challenges and institutional weakness
(S. Fabbrini and M. Lazar)
The Italian election of February 2013: the end of the Second Republic? (R. D'Alimonte)
The election campaign and the 'last-minute' deciders (L. Ceccarini and I. Diamanti)
The 2013 Italian elections in historical perspective (L. Giugni and M. Lazar)
Negative Europeanisation: European issues in the Italian electios (R. Dehousse)
Leader and parties after the Italian elections (S. Ventura)
Solving the government's puzzle: the controversial consequences of the Italian elections (S.Ventura)
Desperately seeking a middleman (T. Boeri)
The Special Issue is available at this link.