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Elisabetta De Giorgi


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FCT Investigator at Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais. She graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Bologna. She received her MA degree from the University of Rome La Sapienza and obtained a PhD in Comparative and European Politics from the University of Siena. Her main research interests are parliaments, in particular, parliamentary opposition and the law-making process; political parties and party systems. She has authored and co-authored several peer review articles, in national and international journals, and book chapters. She co-edited one book and two special issues entitled ‘Government-opposition dynamics in Southern European countries during the economic crisis’ and ‘The Italian political system in the last twenty years: change, adaptation or unfinished transition?’, in the Journal of Legislative Studies and Contemporary Italian Politics.

Research Fields:

Comparative Politics.
Parliaments, Parliamentary Opposition and the Law-making Process.
Political parties.

Recent Publications:

1. De Giorgi, E. and Moury, C. (eds.) (2015) Government-opposition in Southern European countries during the economic crisis, Abingdon, Routledge.

2. De Giorgi, E. and Moury, C. (2015) Introduction: Conflict and consensus in Parliament during the economic crisis, The Journal of Legislative Studies, 21(1).

3. De Giorgi, E., Moury, C., Ruivo, J.P. (2015) Incumbents, opposition and international lenders: governing Portugal in times of crisis, The Journal of Legislative Studies, 21(1).

4. De Giorgi, E. and Grimaldi, S. (2015) The Italian political system in the last twenty years: change, adaptation or unfinished transition?, Contemporary Italian Politics, 7(1).

5. De Giorgi, E. and Marangoni, F. (2015) Government laws and the opposition parties’ behaviour in parliament, Acta Politica, 50.

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