Authors: Daniela Giannetti, Luca Pinto and Andrea Pedrazzani Published: Political Studies, forthcoming 2015. Abstract: Compared to other aspects of agenda control, the organisation of legislative calendars has received scarce scholarly attention. However, setting the floor timetable affects parliament’s decisions and may therefore become crucial for understanding the policy-making process better. This article examines the allocation […] Read more – ‘Setting Parliamentary Calendars: How Parties Allocate Time for Plenary Debates on Bills’.
Author: Andrea Ceron (2013) , Published: Party Politics, doi:10.1177/1354068812472581 Sanctions and homogeneity of intra-party preferences are the two main pathways to party unity in roll-call votes. However, only a few works have managed to properly measure the degree of polarization within the party, and therefore the link between ideological preferences and parliamentary voting behaviour has not yet been […] Read more – ‘’.
Authors: Marco Giuliani and Francesco Zucchini Published: Quarant’anni di scienza politica in Italia [ed.] G. Pasquino, M. Regalia, M. Valbruzzi. – Bologna : Il Mulino, 2013. – ISBN 9788815247551. – pp. 153-169 Read more – ‘Governo e processo legislativo’.
The Italian Legislative Speech Dataset (ILSD) A project by Luigi Curini, Andrea Ceron and Paolo Martelli What is ILSD? The Italian Legislative Speech Dataset (ILSD) is based upon a content analysis of all the investiture debates preceding the vote of confidence in the Italian Chamber of Deputies from 1946 to 2013. The coding scheme of the dataset follows the same […] Read more – ‘The Italian Legislative Speech Dataset (ILSD) is online!’.
Authors: Curini Luigi, and Francesco Zucchini. Published: forthcoming in European Political Science Review The role played by legislative committees in parliamentary democracies is directly related to some of their properties. In particular cohesion, namely similarity of committee members’ preferences, is the most important non-institutional feature that influences committee working. This non-institutional aspect, on its turn, is directly […] Read more – ‘The institutional foundations of committee cohesion in a (changing) parliamentary democracy’.
Authors: Andrea Pedrazzani and Francesco Zucchini Published: European Journal of Political Research, 52(2):687–714(2013) Scholars interested in legislative processes pay relatively little attention to the changes made to bills in parliamentary democracies. On the one hand, comparative research has often described parliamentary institutions as ineffectual vis-à-vis cabinets throughout the lawmaking process; on the other hand, for a long […] Read more – ‘Horses and hippos: why Italian government bills change in the legislative arena (1987-2006)’.
Author: Enrico Borghetto and Francesco Visconti The consequences of the Italian transition from a pivotal to an alternational party system have been widely documented and analysed. As far as the policy consequences are concerned, much scholarly attention has been devoted to the pre-enactment phase (dependent variable declined in terms of duration, productivity, direction of change, respect […] Read more – ‘The Evolution of Italian Law. A study on post-enactment pol