In this article, we examine the structure of party competition in Italy in the February 2013 elections. We rely on the spatial approach to party competition to analyse the most salient dimensions of the policy space in the Italian context. Our analysis is based on quantitative estimates from expert survey data. These data highlight the salience of the socioeconomic policy dimension and capture the change in the importance of the EU dimension. Finally, this study provides an analysis of potential coalition governments in the aftermath of the 2013 general election that is grounded on the spatial approach to coalition formation.
|Titolo:||Party Competition in the 2013 Italian Elections: Evidence from an Expert Survey|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Parole Chiave:||expert survey, party competition, coalition formation, Italian politics|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/gov.2014.15|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|