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Regionalization and Career Trajectories in Italy

Selena Grimaldi and Michelangelo Vercesi use an original dataset to examine whether the Italian regionalization process has affected regional chief executives’ career trajectories from 1970 to 2015. The authors contend that the direct election of regional presidents and the decentralization process have gone hand in hand with the selection of more regional political outsiders and visible politicians. They also assert that the regionalization process has led to a higher integration between institutional levels in terms of career paths. Read more here.

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