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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.

November 2022: QOE-IJES has been evaluated as Class A-Journal for Political Science (14/A2) in the latest 2022 official ranking of academic journals set up by the Italian Ministry of University and Research and its evaluation agency ANVUR. This status has been granted retroactively since 2020.

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

Published August 28, 2023

Issue Description

The 2022 Italian general election, a special issue with Arianna Giovannini, Marco Valbruzzi, and Davide Vampa as Guest editors, features a series of scientific contributions that investigate the different, relevant aspects of the latest legislative elections in Italy.

The introduction by the special issue Guest editors places the 2022 election within the recent electoral history of Italy and the broader European context, and it argues that the election did not represent a radical change from the past. Rather it marked a further step in the emergence of a ‘new political normal’ characterized by volatility, fragmentation, mainstreaming of populist ideas and actors, polarization, and the reframing of socio-economic and socio-cultural cleavages.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Special Issue


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