OPI Representation&Policy Issues

The Observatory on Political Representation and Policy Issues (OPRPI) is devoted to the study of how changes in the issues promoted by political actors reflect and/or impact on voters’ choices, in contemporary liberal-democracies. Particular attention is paid to the ways political parties modify their policy proposals as well as on changes in the saliency they attribute to specific policy issues. Through a network of scientific collaborations with foreign intitutions, the Observatory is committed to the development of Voting Advice Applications focusing on Italian elections. The Observatory also hosts research projects committed to the study of the policy making process in crucial fields such as environmental policy and sustainable development.