Academic Advisory Board Member
is professor of Political Science at LUISS, Rome. He is also the President of International Political Science Association (IPSA) (2009-12).
In 2004 he was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in European Studies. He was Bechtel Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Stanford, Ca, (USA) (2002-3); Jemolo Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University (UK) in 1998, 2007, and 2009; visiting Professor at Institute Juan March in Madrid (Spain) in 1995-96; visiting Professor at Institute d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (France) in 1992-93, 1993-94, and 2008; and Monte dei Paschi Fellow at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford in 2010. He was co-editor of Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica from 1977 through 1991.Less
He is the author, co-author or editor of 30 volumes and of about 200 chapters in books or articles in journals, published in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Mongolian. His books include: Introduzione alla ricerca comparata, Bologna, Il Mulino (2005) (Spanish and French translations 2008); Democrazie e democratizzazioni, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2003 (Span. transl. 2005 and 2009); Democracy Between Consolidation and Crisis. Parties, Groups, and Citizens in Southern Europe, Oxford, Oxford University Press 1998 (Italian translation 2008); Como cambian los regimenes politicos, Madrid, CEC, 1985; Dalla democrazia all’autoritarismo. Il caso spagnolo in prospettiva comparata, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1981. Among his most recent co-authored or edited books there are: Democratization and the European Union. Comparing Central and Eastern European post-communist countries, London, Routledge (2010); Rule of Law and Democracy, Boston, Brill (2010); International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy?, London, Routledge, 2008 (paperback 2009); Party Change in Southern Europe, London, Routledge, 2007; Partiti e caso italiano, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006; Europeizzazione e rappresentanza territoriale. Il caso italiano, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006; Assessing the Quality of Democracy. Theory and Empirical Analysis, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005; and Fondamenti di Scienza politica, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2004.
Changes for democracy is his last book just published with Oxford University Press, in addition of being one of the editors of the International Encyclopaedia of Political Science, 8 vols, Sage Publications, 2011. In collaboration of a large network of other scholars, he is directing a comparative research on “The quality of Democracy in Latin America” on 18 Latin American countries.