—Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] One of the social distancing measures that some governments have considered (or indeed already implemented) to fight the Covid-19 pandemic is delaying
I-CONnect Symposium–The Aftermath of the Italian General Election of March 4, 2018–The Italian Political Elections: A Definitive Back to the Past?
[Editor’s Note: This is Part II in our symposium on the Italian General Election of March 4, 2018. The Introduction to the symposium is available here. The symposium is convened by Antonia Baraggia.] —Francesco Clementi, Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Perugia (Italy) During the twenty-four years that characterise the last six Italian Legislatures (1994-2018),
—Tom Quinn, Essex University [Cross-posted from UK Constitutional Law Blog] One of the most important assumptions underlying this view of British politics since 1945 was that governments were given mandates by voters in elections. That followed from the fact that they were directly elected by voters, as there were no post-election coalition negotiations to intervene