Comparative Agendas Project – Italian national team
The Comparative Agendas Project is (CAP) collect and code information on the policy processes of governments from around the world. Founded in 2009 by the joint effort of a small group of young Italian researchers from different universities, the Italian national team has progressively grown and it is now established as an active partner in the CAP research network. Here is our page on the CAP official website.
Parliamentary Activities, Career Tracks, and Accountability (PACTA Project)
The PACTA project aims at analyzing the interactions between legislative beheaviour and incumbent MPs’ career tracks. It will more precisely deal with the effects of parliamentary performance on the reselection and re-election of legislators. One important goal of this project is to identify the factors mediating on these interactions, especially electoral rules. This is why the project will adopt a cross-national comparative research design. The founding members of the group firstly met at the 2014 ECPR Research Session in Essex. The first joint research output of the group is a special section published in Parliamentary Affairs.