Il 28.11.2019

Italian Politics after the populist government: between continuity and change

The international workshop aims to assess the challenges facing the Italian political system after the sudden collapse of the ‘populist’ government and the formation of the ‘yellow-red’ coalition. The workshop is inspired by the Italian Politics yearbook – published by Il Mulino and the journal Contemporary Italian Politics. The workshop discusses the tumultuous developments in Italian Politics since the publication of the 2019 yearbook, hosting one of the editors of the 2020 edition. The Istituto Cattaneo and the Johns Hopkins University (Bologna Centre) – who are the key institutions behind the yearbook – are also contributing to the workshop.

10.00 – 10:30: Introduction

David Natali (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna), Piergiorgio Ardeni (Istituto Cattaneo – Università di Bologna)

10:30 – 11.00: Keynote speech

Italian politics between external constraints and domestic pressures

Erik Jones (JHU)

11:00 – 12:30 Panel 1

Italy, the EU and global politics

Chair/discussant: Manuela Moschella (Scuola Normale Superiore)


  • Thomas Christiansen (Luiss “Guido Carli”)
  • Giuseppe Martinico (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)
  • Francesco Strazzari (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)    

14:00 – 15:30 Panel 2

Party politics and domestic change

Chair/Discussant: Edoardo Bressanelli (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)


  • Alessandro Chiaramonte (Università di Firenze)
  • Francesco Marangoni (Università di Siena)

15.45 – 17.15: Panel 3

Socio-economic policies

Chair/discussant: Alessandro Nuvolari (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)


  • Filippo Taddei (JHU)
  • Andrea Capussela (author of The Political Economy of Italy’s Decline, OUP)

17.15 – 17.45 Conclusions: Italian politics: what’s next?

James Newell (editor: Contemporary Italian Politics)


David Natali

Edoardo Bressanelli



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