Wednesday, 24 March 2021

2021 PSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

ITALIAN POLITICS SPECIALIST GROUP – 2021 PSA CONFERENCE

26 - 31 March 2021

 

ITALY BEFORE AND AFTER COVID-19: OLD AND NEW DIMENSIONS OF COMPETITION

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 9:30am - 11:00am

Chair: D. Vampa (d.vampa@aston.ac.uk)

• Science, Trust and the Covid-19 Threath. Did Italians Change Their Attitudes? – A. Seddone (antonella.seddone@unito.it), R. Benetti (riccardo.benetti@swg.it), G. Bobba (giuliano.bobba@unito.it), R. Fonda (rado.fonda@swg.it), M. Pessato (maurizio.pessato@swg.it)

When Dimensions of Discontent Align: Approving the 2020 Italian Constitutional Referendum – M. Bergman (mebergma@ucsd.edu), G. Passarelli (gianluca.passarelli@uniroma1.it)

The Challenge of Covid-19 in Italy: the Digital Response of Giuseppe Conte – L. Rullo (luigi.rullo@unina.it), F. Nunziata (federica.nunziata@unina.it)

Beyond Second Order Election Expectations. Nationalization/Localization in the Italian regional Elections (2018-2020) – S. Bolgherini (silvia.bolgherini@unipg.it), S. Grimaldi (Selena.grimaldi@unipd.it), A. Paparo (apaparo@luiss.it)

 

ITALIAN POLITICS BETWEEN OLD AND NEW CHALLENGES: IMMIGRATION AND DISSATISFACTION WITH POLITICS

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 11:15am - 12:45pm

Chair: A. Seddone (antonella.seddone@unito.it)

The Growing Electoral Success of Established Radical Right Political Parties in Western Europe. A Comparison Between the Italian League and the French National Rally – A. Scopelliti (as17191@bristol.ac.uk)

Securitization of Islam from the Right to the Left. Ideological Translations and Populist Discourses in Italian Politics – U. Gaudino (u.m.gaudino@kent.ac.uk)

The Crisis of Political Representation - Young Voters as a Rescue? The Case of Greece and Italy – I. Bokszczanin (ibokszczanin@uw.edu.pl), M. Lorencka (malgorzata.lorencka@us.edu.pl)

 

PANEL2: UNFRIEND THE EU? UNDERSTANDING THE SHIFT TOWARDS EUROSCEPTICISM IN ITALY: ITALY VS. EU

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Chair: A. Seddone (antonella.seddone@unito.it)

An Analysis of the Visual Political Communication for the 2019 European Campaign - Ms. E. Garzonio (emma.garzonio@uniroma1.it)

Italexit, a Hypothetical Italian Referendum. How Italians’ Attitudes Could Affect the European Union Membership – M. De Luca (m.de-luca@sussex.ac.uk)

EU Elections in the South Approaching 21st Century Results – D. Quattromani (dario.quattromani@uniroma3.it), R. De Rosa (roberto.derosa@unicusano.it)

 

PANEL1: THE SURVIVAL OF THE MASS PARTY? DISCUSSING PARTY ORGANISATION AMONG POPULIST RADICAL RIGHT PARTIES (PRRPS) IN EUROPE

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Chair: D. Albertazzi (d.albertazzi@bham.ac.uk)

Populist Logic in the Hybrid Media System: How the Finns Party Became an Organizational Vehicle for the Finnish Radical Right – N. Hatakka (nthata@utu.fi)

Assessing Efforts of Centralisation and Internal Coherence in Populist Parties: The Case of the Swiss People’s Party – A. Favero. (A.Favero@ed.ac.uk)

Populist Leadership in Times of Decline and Growth: Influence and Organisational Control Among Elites in the Vlaams Belang – J. Sijstermans (udith.sijstermans@ed.ac.uk)

Restructuring a Mainstream Populist Party: the New Organisational Course of the Lega Under Salvini’s Leadership – M. Zulianello (mattia.zulianello@gmail.com)

 

 

PSA-IPSG BUSINESS MEETING 

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 2:30 and 3:30pm

Link: https://meet.google.com/mcn-bsir-ohv

 

 All times are British times (GMT +0).

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

CfP- Italy in an age of political turmoil (deadline 4 October 2020)

 The IPSG invites members and non-members to submit panel and paper proposals for the 2021 PSA Annual Conference. We decided to keep the same theme we had chosen for last year’s PSA conference: “Italy in an Age of Political Turmoil”. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has had important consequences introducing new challenges within an already troubled political scenario. The IPSG particularly welcomes contributions focusing on the following topics:

1)      The impact of the pandemic on political leadership, party organisations and elections: challenges, opportunities and changes

2)      Social media role, public and political communication during the health emergency

3)      National and sub-national policy responses to the pandemic: saving lives and protecting the economy

4)      The European dimension and the Eurosceptic challenge: building solidarity in challenging times,

5)      Climate of opinion, vertical and horizontal trust, polarization, satisfaction with democracy

The focus is on Italy but comparative papers are welcome. Early career researchers and doctoral students are particularly encouraged to contribute.

We also welcome full panel submissions including between three and five papers. All-male panels will not be considered.  

Please send all paper and panel proposals to d.vampa@aston.ac.uk and antonella.seddone@unito.it by Sunday 4th October 2020 so we can put the IPSG submission together before the final deadline on 12th October 2020. All proposals should include name, affiliation and email of the presenter(s) and an abstract of max. 200 words. Please also include a brief panel description for panel proposals.

Our Annual General Meeting will also be taking place at the conference. Further details will become available closer to the time.

Please do not hesitate contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Antonella and Davide

Co-convenors of the Italian Politics Specialist Group