I’m especially proud of this special issue because it is the first product of an ambitious cooperation among a group of rather junior scholars which started in 2014. Our aim is to start a systematical investigation of the relationship between parliamentary activities and career prospects. Are parliamentarians held accountable for what they do (or don’t do) once elected? This special issue makes set the terms of the debate and provides some preliminary evidence on eight countries from different parts of Europe: the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Sweden.
For this special issue, I co-authored the introduction and the article on Italy.