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May 17, 2024 – The QOE-IJES mourns its founder, Mario Caciagli

May 17, 2024. The QOE-IJES mourns its founder. Mario Caciagli passed away this morning.

He founded our journal in 1977 and directed it for over 40 years with tireless energy and contagious enthusiasm.

He served until now as honorary president of the Italian Society of Electoral Studies, which he also helped found, and of which QOE-IJES is proud to be the journal.


New Issue: Vol 87, No 1 (2024)

The latest issue of QOE-IJES (Vol 87, No 1, 2024) presents an engaging collection of six original research articles exploring key facets of political science within the Italian context and beyond. This edition spans a diverse range of topics, including the widening socio-economic disparities in electoral participation, the impact of gender on electoral outcomes, the complexities of measuring affective polarisation, the strategic adjustments in policy proposals by political parties, the dynamics of political trust in relation to COVID-19 containment measures, and the challenges of territorial representation in metropolitan council elections. 


A New Chapter Begins: Welcoming Our Editorial Team

We are at an exciting juncture in the journey of the ‘Quaderni dell’Osservatorio Elettorale’ (QOE) / ‘Italian Journal of Electoral Studies’ (IJES). The Società Italiana di Studi Elettorali (SISE) is delighted to announce the re-appointment of Prof. Silvia Bolgherini (University of Perugia) and Prof. Paolo Bellucci (University of Siena) as our new Co-Editors for the 2024-2026 term.


Just Accepted Manuscript

In the aftermath of the first COVID-19 wave, this study examines the relationship between political trust and public perceptions of pandemic measures. Using Eurobarometer data, the research shows that political trust was influenced by institutional performance, while public perceptions and policy measures had a partial impact on this trust.


Vol 86, No 1 (2023): The 2022 Italian general election

The special issue on the 2022 Italian general election, edited by Arianna Giovannini, Marco Valbruzzi, and Davide Vampa, argues that the election continues a 'new political normal' in Italy, characterized by volatility and the rise of populist ideas. The issue covers various aspects such as pre-election strategies, the growth of far-right parties in a European context, and the moderate initial governance of the winning party, Meloni's Fratelli d'Italia. Overall, the election is seen as a continuation rather than a radical change, fitting within broader trends in Italy and Europe.

Enjoy your reading!


2022: Just Accepted

Research Notes: 'Elections, governments, heads, and legislatures in Italy 1730-2021' - Francesco Bromo

Articles: 'Vote metropolitanization after the transnational cleavage and the suburbanization of radical right populism: the cases of London and Rome' - Mirko Crulli