BiographyI am a political scientist, moving from my initial research field of party politics and democratization, I approached and then deepened my knowledge on participatory and deliberative democracy.
My research has gone further in the elaboration and application of hybrid experimental settings of participatory and deliberative tools.
I consider my methodological approaches as a necessary hybrid, because political phenomena are changing faster than in the past and it is important for the academia to better comprehend the new directions of established field in these contemporary times: therefore, I am constantly monitoring the making of new techniques and their beneficial value for our research interests.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My current works deal both with party politics and with deliberative/participatory studies: as an active member of the Italian Political Science Association and membership officer for the Italian Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association, I am actively researching the internal evolution of the political system in Italy, adopting different methodologies (depending on the various objects of analysis), focusing its external comparison with southern European countries; building on previous (and current) academic networking and collaboration with national and international colleagues and research centres (UK, Australia, Spain, Finland, Portugal, Switzerland, Norway, Brazil, Greece, Germany, Czech Republic).