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Quaderni dell'Osservatorio elettorale (QOE) – Italian Journal of Electoral Studies (IJES) - is an international scientific journal dedicated to all different dimensions of elections and voting. Founded in 1977 by Mario Caciagli (University of Florence), QOE-IJES is a reference for electoral studies in Italy. Almost half a century later, QOE-IJES is now the official journal of the Italian Society for Electoral Studies (SISE), thanks to an agreement between SISE and the Regione Toscana. The Journal aims at continuing publishing high-quality original papers from both Italian and international scholars, with the aim to further becoming a major outlet of elections and voting, public opinion, political behavior, and party studies in Italy and beyond.

NEWS: November 2023: QOE - IJES has been accepted for Scopus indexing, underscoring its academic excellence and international relevance. The Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) conducted a thorough review of QOE - IJES journal and recognised several key strengths: a) Consistent publication of academically sound and relevant articles for an international academic and professional audience; b) Alignment of journal content with the journal's scope and aims; c) Addressing a subject area that is not adequately covered by existing journals.

ISSN 2724-4679 (ONLINE) ISSN 0392-6753 (PRINT)
Editors in Chief
Paolo Bellucci, University of Siena, Italy
Silvia Bolgherini, University of Perugia, Italy

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QOE-IJES is now making articles available online after the acceptance.


Current IssueVol 87, No 1 (2024)

Published March 22, 2024

Issue Description

The QOE-IJES new issue includes six original research articles, as follows.

The first one is “Increasingly unequal. Electoral participation and political inequalities in a context of decreasing unionization in Italy (1983-2018)”, by Davide Angelucci. He explores the reasons why turnout has become increasingly unequal in many advanced democracies over the last few decades, stressing the case of Italy. By utilising a dataset that combines ten waves of the Italian National Election Study (1983-2018), the paper demonstrates that the turnout gap between low and high socio-economic status individuals has substantially widened over the last decades. Crucial is the of trade unions tin mobilizing electors.

The second article is “When a woman asks a sexist constituency to be v... More


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