Targeting the government in the referendum: the aborted 2016 Italian constitutional reform

@article{DiMauro2018TargetingTG,
  title={Targeting the government in the referendum: the aborted 2016 Italian constitutional reform},
  author={Danilo Di Mauro and Vincenzo Memoli},
  journal={Italian Political Science Review/Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica},
  year={2018},
  volume={48},
  pages={133 - 154}
}
  • Danilo Di Mauro, V. Memoli
  • Published 20 February 2018
  • Political Science
  • Italian Political Science Review/Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica
This study investigates the factors explaining voting in the 2016 Italian referendum on constitutional reform. As we show through voting alignments within the Parliament and key aspects of the electoral campaign, this was a case where the government took the leadership of the entire referendum process, transforming it into a plebiscite. Within this context, we hypothesize that key elements explaining voting choices follow a government-support vs. opposition dynamics. Employing Italian National… 
Political consequences of conspiratorial thinking: evidence from 2016 Italian constitutional referendum
Recently, the literature has devoted increasing attention to beliefs in conspiracy theories. Among various aspects of the phenomenon, it was found that conspiratorial attitudes are associated with
Looking retrospectively at the 2018 Italian general election: the state of the economy and the presence of foreigners
ABSTRACT Scholars agree that two major issues oriented voting behaviours during the Italian general election of 2018. The first was the state of the economy, which had not yet recovered from the
The electoral system and electoral geography -why the Rosato law appeared to be proportional while it is not
ABSTRACT The 2018 elections confirmed the tri-polar format of the party system, with three opposing aggregations, each of which has a majority (or at least enjoys considerably more support) in a
The new map of political consensus. What is new in the wave of support for the populists?
ABSTRACT The remarkable result of the 2018 Italian general election reflected the changing priorities of the Italian electorate. We examine similarities and differences in public opinion across

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 27 REFERENCES
How Parties Affect Vote Choice in European Integration Referendums
Direct democracy allows citizens to undercut the will of their elected representatives. Yet, while the electorate has the final say in referendums, political parties are in a privileged position to
The dynamics of referendum campaigns : an international perspective
Context, Elites, Media and Public Opinion in Referendums: When Campaigns Really Matter C.de Vreese Opinion Formation and Change in Referendum Campaigns L.LeDuc PART 1: THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTEXT AND
News matters: Influences on the vote in the Danish 2000 euro referendum campaign
This study investigates how the information environment in the Danish 2000 euro referendum campaign served to crystallize opinion on the issue within the context of a number of other hypothesized
Europe in Question: Referendums on European Integration
Comprehensive comparative analysis of EU referendums from 1972 to 2008 Variety of sources used including survey data, content analysis of media coverage, experimental studies, and elite interviews
Understanding electoral politics in contemporary Italy: policy preferences, personalisation, partisanship and the economy
ABSTRACT This introductory essay to the Special Issue presents the articles which from various perspectives – representation, personalisation, partisanship and accountability – analyse the changing
Cleavages, parties and referendums: Relationships between representative and direct democracy in the Republic of Ireland
Abstract. In the Irish case, a combination of quite restrictive constitutional provisions for consulting the people and extensive social and political change has produced a variety of forms of
Renzi: the government, the party, the future of Italian politics
Abstract On 22 February 2014 President Napolitano appointed Matteo Renzi to the office of President of the Council of Ministers (the correct title according to the Italian constitution). Since then
Referendum Voting: Attitudes and Behaviour in the 1992 Constitutional Referendum
Abstract Referendums are rare events in most parliamentary democracies, and when they do occur they present an analytical puzzle. Are they such unusual events that they fall outside of the
Opinion change and voting behaviour in referendums
Abstract. Voters in a referendum obtain information and derive voting cues from a variety of sources. Some of these, such as political parties or ideological orientations, are similar to those also
Referendum Outcomes and Trust in Government: Public Support for Europe in the Wake of Maastricht
The referenda conducted in France and Denmark in 1992 to ratify the Maastricht Treaty are often seen as giving evidence of ‘true’ attitudes towards Europe. In this paper we dispute this assumption,
...
...