Dr Emanuele Massetti
Emanuele joined the Politics department at Surrey in January 2017. He previously worked at Gediz University (Izmir, Turkey), as Assistant Professor (2011-16) and then as Associate Professor (April-July 2016). He had been a postdoctoral fellow and teaching fellow at the University of Edinburgh (2010-2011). Emanuele holds a PhD in Politics and Contemporary European Studies from the University of Sussex (2010).
tri-polar competition and Democratic Party?s
(multi-level) dominance, Regional and Federal Studies 28 (3) pp. 325-351 Taylor & Francis
renew their assemblies and executives. In contrast to previous election
rounds, only seven out of fifteen ordinary regions held their elections in
(horizontal) simultaneity. For the first time, some ordinary regions held their
elections in (vertical) simultaneity with the national or European election. The
election results were somehow exceptional in three ways. First, they were
affected by an extremely low level of turnout vis-à-vis previous regional
elections and, in line with the second-order election model, vis-a-vis the 2013
general election. Turnout was, however, comparatively higher in the special
status regions governed by dominant ethno-regionalist parties (Aosta Valley
and South Tyrol); and in the regions that voted in vertical simultaneity with
the national and (to a lesser extent) European elections. Secondly, in contrast
to previous regional elections, competition for regional executives was (at
least) tri-polar, following the pattern that emerged in the 2013 general
election. Thirdly, in contrast to the predictions of the second-order election
model, this round of regional elections did not punish the national
incumbent. Indeed, the Democratic Party won fifteen out of twenty-one
regional presidencies, taking nine of them from the centre-right. Finally, it is
worth stressing that the combination of low turnout and tri-polar competition,
in conjunction with presidential executives and majoritarian voting systems,
raises serious issues of democratic legitimacy, as most regional presidents are
voted in office by between a fifth and a quarter of registered voters.
Massetti, E. and S. Aksit (2017) “Turkey: Provincial Elections as a 'Barometer' of National Politics”, in Dandoy, R. and A. Schakel (eds.) Regional and National Elections in Central and Eastern Europe. Territoriality of the Vote in Ten Countries. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Massetti, E. (2017) “Italy: Federalism in the Balance - Between EU Integration and Domestic Devolution”, in Eccleston, R. and R. Krever (eds.) The Future of Federalism. Edward Elgar.
Massetti, E. (2016) “La questione scozzese tra due elezioni e due referendum”, (“The Scottish Question between two elections and two referendums”) in Baldini, G. (ed) La Gran Bretagna dopo la Brexit. Bologna: Il Mulino (Great Britain after Brexit. Bologna: Il Mulino).
Massetti, E. and A. Schakel (2016) “The Impact of Cohesion Policy on Regionalist Parties' Positions on European Integration”, in Piattoni, S. and L. Polverari (Eds) Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU, Edward Elgar.
Massetti, E. and G. Sandri (2014) “Neither First Nor Second Order: The 2013 Regional and Local Elections” in Fusaro, C. and A. Kreppel (eds) Italian Politics 2013: Still Waiting for the Transformation. New York: Berghahn Books.
Massetti, E. and Sandri G. (2013) “Italy: Between Growing Incongruence and Region-Specific Dynamics”, in Dandoy, R. and A. Schakel (eds.) Regional and National Elections in Western Europe. Territoriality of the Vote in Thirteen Countries. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Massetti, E. (2012) “Federal Reform: The End of the Beginning or the Beginning of the End”, in Bosco, A. and D. McDonnell (eds.) Italian Politics 2011: From Berlusconi to Monti. New York: Berghahn Books.
Massetti, E. and Sandri, G. (2012) “Dominant and Outsider Ethno-Regionalist Parties in Franco-Phone Alps: The Cases of the Union Valdôtaine and the Ligue Savoisienne”, in Pallaver, G. and C. Wagemann (eds.) Challenges for Alpine Parties: Strategies of Political Parties for Identity and Territory in the Alpine Regions. Innsbruk: Studienverlag.
Massetti, E. (2011) “Partiti Regionalisti ed Integrazione Europea: il Caso del Partito del Galles”, in F. Di Sarcina, L. Grazi e L. Scichilone (eds.) Res Europae. Attori, politiche e sfide dell'intelligenza europea. Firenze: Centro Editoriale Toscano.
Massetti, E. (2008) “Partiti Regionalisti ed Integrazione Europea: il Caso del Partito Nazionale Scozzese”, in Europa vicina e lontana. Idee e percorsi dell'integrazione europea, F. Di Sarcina, L. Grazi e L. Scichilone (eds.), Firenze: Centro Editoriale Toscano.