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March 5, 2020
Editorial Open Society

“Crime is perceived as a crucial social issue in most Western countries. Accordingly, there is a widespread belief that criminal justice policies have a significant impact on voting behavior”: Francesco Sobbrio talks about the political cost of being soft on crime and voters’ response to public policies

February 12, 2020
Interview Open Society

This interview with Daniele Gallo seeks to examine the relationship between EU law and the Italian legal order in light of the recent Italian Constitutional Court (ICC)’s jurisprudence attempting to redefine EU core principles.


February 11, 2020
Interview Open Society

“Business angels are individuals who evaluate, select and eventually finance innovative business projects that they believe are promising. Business angels networks are simply business angels associations, and the tool through which they organize themselves”. An interview with Paolo Giordani about the Financing innovation.

The erosion of a pillar doctrine of EU law

interview with Marta Simoncini
February 6, 2020
Interview Open Society

“The non-delegation doctrine is the theory according to which constitutional bodies cannot delegate their constitutionally protected powers to other bodies, abdicating their public function”. An interview with Marta Simoncini about the Erosion of the Meroni Doctrine: The Case of the European Aviation Safety Agency


February 3, 2020
Interview Open Society

Reshoring is the company decision to relocate activities back to the home country. An interview with Simona Romani about the effects that reshoring can have on the market, considering the consumers’ point of view.

Canadian federalism: a possible model for Europe

interview with Cristina Fasone
October 11, 2019
Interview Open Society

“The main trait of the model is, perhaps, the ability to hold together cultures, minorities, laws that are so different from each other. Such a model enables the state to take into account the diversity in the representation processes without disregarding the existence of different systems and of strong minorities which are territorially localized, while also seeking to incorporate them into decision-making processes”. An interview with Cristina Fasone about the Canadian federalism as possible model for Europe


October 9, 2019
Editorial Open Society

“The striking divergence of Southern Europe coincides with the diffusion of information technology (IT) in the mid-1990s, which was a major driver of productivity growth in the leading economies. In Southern Europe, this IT Revolution made relatively little headway”. Fabiano Schivardi and Tom Schmitz explain how in Southern Europe, this IT Revolution has been substantially lower than in other developed countries

October 7, 2019
Interview Open Society

“At the basis of the concept of “convergence” lies “electoral stability and instability”, which is manifested by the “electoral volatility” variable, a measure that quantifies the electoral change at an aggregate level, or the percentage of voters who have changed their vote between two subsequent elections.” Interview with Prof. Emanuele about the electoral instability


October 3, 2019
Interview Open Society

“What seems to emerge after the last political elections is that, with the increasing explosion of the use of web platforms and social media in recent years, these technologies continue to play an important role in mobilizing the political machine”. The interview with professor Francesco Sobbrio about how Internet changed political campaigning

September 30, 2019
Interview Open Society

“Organizations that have proven to be resilient are those in which people were most listened to, most able to propose proactive solutions, and less subjected to judgment even where the solutions they proposed did not turn out to be successful”. The Interview to Professor Luca Giustiniano about the importance of Organizational resilience.


July 30, 2019
Editorial Column Europe
A view from Brussels by Daniel Gros

This is where the unexpected slowdown in the first Eurozone economy comes from: weak consumption, the role of immigration, stagnant productivity and fearful exporters. What if German economy was “stable” rather than “dynamic”? The analysis by Daniel Gros for Luiss Open

July 9, 2019
Book Europe

The first European Parliament elections after the Brexit referendum, the first after the election of Donald Trump and the success of populist parties (and the instalment of “populist” governments) around Europe. The European Parliament elections of 2019 were a first in many aspects, pointing to relevant questions that might be answered once the votes were in. A new work by Luiss CISE