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 collapse of the ‘populist’ government and the formation of the ‘yellow-red’ coalition. It is inspired by the Italian Politics yearbook – published by Il Mulino and the journal Contemporary Italian Politics. It discusses the tumultuous developments in Italian Politics since the publication of the 2019 yearbook (edited by Edoardo Bressanelli and David Natali) and in preparation of the 2020 edition (edited by Manuela Moschella and Martin Rhodes). The Istituto Cattaneo and the Johns Hopkins University (Bologna Centre) – who are the key institutions behind the yearbook – are contributing.


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 (Johns Hopkins University)

11:00 – 12:30 Panel I
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)

12.30 – 14:00: Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Panel 2

Party politics and domestic change
Chair/Discussant: Edoardo Bressanelli (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)


  • Alessandro Chiaramonte (Università di Firenze)
  • Elisabetta De Giorgi (Università di Trieste)
  • Francesco Marangoni (Università di Siena)

15.30 – 15:45: Coffee break

15.45 – 17.15: Panel 3
Socio-economic policies
Chair/discussant: Alessandro Nuvolari (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)


  • Filippo Taddei (Johns Hopkins University)
  • 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



Il 28.11.2019

Da 10:00

Luogo evento:
Sede centrale - Aula Magna storica
Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33
56127 Pisa
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