Francesco Zucchini

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    How coalition dynamics affect Eurosceptic voting in European Parliament elections

How coalition dynamics affect Eurosceptic voting in European Parliament elections

A widely held view of European Parliament elections is that they are ‘second order’ contests, with voters often casting their ballot on the basis of national rather than European issues. Drawing on a new study, Francesco Zucchini and Stefano Camatarri assess the impact of one domestic factor which has largely been overlooked in previous research: the makeup of a […]

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In the Italian parliament, electing more women leads to greater party cohesion

Using data from the Italian Chamber of Deputies from 1979 onwards, Licia Claudia Papavero and Francesco Zucchini find that women form a more cohesive group in parliament than men do, and that parties with greater numbers of women are more cohesive. In light of these findings, Italian party leaders would do well to select more women candidates. Some studies on female legislative behavior have suggested […]

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