The CISE (Italian Center for Electoral Studies) organizes a seminar series articulated on a weekly basis. After the first, experimental series of seminars held in autumn 2018, the new series will run from February to June 2019.
The CISE Seminar series was born from:
· the need and interest of the CISE to establish a practice of open discussion for the work in progress of its researchers;
· the aim to establish and consolidate a network of scientific interaction relating the CISE within the LUISS research community (both in the Department of Political Science and in other departments) and with other universities in the Rome area.
As a result, it is open to any researcher wishing to present their empirical work in progress (both quantitative and qualitative) on issues of democratic representation broadly meant (e.g., but not limited to, electoral behavior, party competition, party systems, electoral legislation), from any scientific discipline.
We believe this provides a great opportunity for PhD students, postdocs and faculty engaged in empirical research to discuss their work with an audience that is not necessarily specialized in the specific field, thus providing wide-ranging feedback, and for the audience to learn about the everyday practice of empirical research in the social sciences.
Faculty Convenor: Lorenzo De Sio
· Seminars will be generally held on Thursday at 1pm in a meeting room on the 4th floor of the main building of the Viale Romania LUISS campus.
· It is assumed that all participants have read the paper before the seminar, so that little time (usually 15’) will be dedicated to the paper presentation.
· Upon attendance confirmation, a light lunch for participants will be provided.
Feb 14 - Diego Garzia (University of Lucerne), Digital Leaders: The Personalization of Voting Decisions in the Broadband Era
Feb 21 - Davide Angelucci (LUISS Guido Carli), Politicization and Common Security and Defence Policy. Parties, voters, and the European Common Security and Defence Policy
Feb 28 - Nicolò Conti (Unitelma Sapienza University), Citizens, immigration and the EU as a shield
Mar 7 - Davide Vittori (LUISS Guido Carli), Membership and members’ participation in new movement parties: the cases of Podemos and the Five Star Movement
Mar 14 - Bruno Marino (Unitelma Sapienza University), Party Systems and Factionalism in Western Europe
Mar 21 - Gianluca Passarelli (Sapienza University), 'The Presidential Party'. A theoretical Framework for comparative analysis
Mar 28 - Vincenzo Emanuele (LUISS Guido Carli), Party (system) crashers? Trajectories of genuinely new parties in Western Europe after 1945
Apr 4 - Moreno Mancosu (Collegio Carlo Alberto), Patterns of political disagreement among conspiracy theory believers: The Italian case
Apr 11 - Giulia Galli (Kingston Universty), Psychophysiological indices of political orientation
Apr 18 - Mattia Diletti (Sapienza University), The Holy Grail of Organizing. Why are political parties and civil society in love with community organizing?
May 2 - Federico Vegetti (University of Milan), Voting the candidate or the party? The role of SMD candidates in the 2018 Italian general election
May 9 - Nicola Maggini (University of Florence),`The times they are a-changin’´: Party campaign strategies in the 2018 Italian election
May 16 - Francesco Moro (University of Bologna) The politics of mafia business: Political configurations and organized crime in Italy
May 23 - Fabrizio Bernardi (European University Institute), Are schools the great equalizer? Education and social mobility in Italy
May 30 - Maria Giulia Amadio Vicerè (LUISS Guido Carli), Intermediaries and orchestration in EU foreign policy. The case of the OSCE in the Ukrainian crisis
Jun 6 - Luca Carrieri (LUISS Guido Carli), The Valence Side of the EU: Advocating for National Interests in Europe
Jun 13 - Irene Landini (LUISS Guido Carli), Saliency congruence and party preference change: an individual-level comparative analysis based on CAWI and Twitter data