Friday, 28 March 2014

CONGRIPS panel at APSA 2014 (Washington DC, 28-31 August)

Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society Panel at 2014 Annual Conference Announced

The CONGRIPS panel at the forthcoming APSA Annual Conference 2014, to take place in Washington DC on 28-31 August, has now been finalised.
Centred on the theme of ‘Retrenching States versus expanding societies: new forms of political participation and dissent in Italy in the digital era’, it will comprise the following papers:

  • The Challenge of the 5 Stars Movement to Representative Democracy”, by Professor Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University
  • Democracies in crisis and the meaning of party activism: the case of the Lega Nord”, by Dr Daniele Albertazzi, University of Birmingham
  • Twitter and the Traditional Media: Who is the Real Agenda Setter?”, by Professor Andrea Ceron, Luigi Curini & Stefano Maria Iacus, Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Corruption Charges and Re-election Chances among Italian Legislators: Evidence from Local, Regional, and National Assemblies”, by Raffaele Asquer, University of California, LA
The panel - chaired by CONGRIPS Program Chair, Dr Laura Polverari - will benefit of the insights of two prestigious discussants: Professor Sergio Fabbrini, Director of the School of Government at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, and  Professor Vanna Antonia Gonzales, from Arizona State University in Tempe.
As is CONGRIPS’ custom, the panel accommodates both high-profile, established scholars, as well as junior faculty, with a view of allowing high-level debate as well as targeted learning. 
Given the topical nature of the themes discussed and the excellent contributors, this will certainly be yet again another tremendous CONGRIPS panel. 
We encourage anyone attending the Annual Meeting to get involved.

For more info, see CONGRIPS' webpage