In 2015 he produced one of the first MOOCs on IR: From International Relations to Global Politics for Iversity.
Currently, he is completing a book on The Other Side of Global Politics: Goals, Strategies, and Impact of Civil Society Mobilizations while working on a long-term project on Constructing Global Legitimacy. The Competition for World Order.
In the past, he was director of the FP6 Strep project SHUR. Human Rights in Conflicts: The Role of Civil Society funded by the European Commission. He was visiting professor at China Foreign Affairs University-CFAU-Beijing, Sciences Po-Paris, Strathmore University-Nairobi, UniversitĂ© de Geneve, and Waseda-Tokyo. He was fellow at the European University Institute-EUI, Italian National Research Council-CNR, University of Exeter, in the FP6 research project DEMOS. Democracy in Europe and the Mobilization of Society at the University of Urbino, and in the Network of Excellent GARNET. Global Governance, Regionalisation & Regulation: The Role of the EU. He taught at the American University of Rome-AUR, London School of Economics-LSE, and University of Naples Lâ€™Orientale. He was research contractor for the European Union Institute for Security Studies-EUISS, Istituto San Pio V, Istituto Affari Internazionali-IAI, and Finmeccanica. He was rapporteur for the European Commission on Civil Society in Global Governance, and received the Lawrence S. Finkelstein Award by the International Studies Association-ISA, Section on International Organization.
Among his publications: La politica della globalizzazione (Mondadori, 2014); Contemporary Political Agency: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2013, co-ed. with B.Maiguashca), Global Democracy: Normative and Empirical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2011, co-ed. with D.Archibugi and M.Koenig-Archibugi), Civil Society, Ethnic Conflicts, and the Politicization of Human Rights (United Nations University Press, 2011, co-ed. with N.Tocci),Conflict Society and Peacebuilding (Routledge, 2011, co-ed. with N.Tocci), Manuale di politica internazionale (UBE, 2010, co-au. with F.Mazzei and F.Petito), European Union and Global Democracy (CPI, 2009, co-ed. with D.Vidovic), and Global Democracy: For and Against. Ethical Theory, Institutional Design, and Social Struggles (Routledge, 2008, Italian trans. Democrazia globale: Principi, istituzioni e lotte per la nuova inclusione politica Vita e Pensiero, 2010). His works have been published in Arabic, Chinese, English, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Civil Society: Transnational Networks and Conflict Society
Global Politics: Globalization, Global Governance, and International Order
European and Italian Foreign Policy
Political Risk Analysis and International Scenarios