Italian Elections 2013 – Conference at the American University of Rome 8-9 March 2013
The American University of Rome’s Department of International Relations will be holding its usual Italian Elections Conference. This year our conference will take place on Friday and Saturday 8th and 9th March 2013 after the probable elections on 24-25 February. As in previous years, there will be a mix of scholars, commentators and observers, journalists and active politicians.
The keynote speaker will be Paul Ginsborg of the University of Florence.
Papers are invited which address the issues over which the elections were fought and which led up to them; the personalities who fought the elections; the results and prospects for the future; institutional issues like the role of the President and courts; technical issues like the electoral system and possible reform; the influence of European institutions and issues; the influence of meso-level government on national government (it is very likely that regional elections in Latium, Lombardy and Molise will be held on the same day as the national elections. Rome city elections will be held in the Spring), influence of the Church.
Non-academic submissions from professionals and experts working in and on Italian politics are also welcome.
Working languages: English and Italian.
Deadline for submissions: 1 Feb. 2013
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