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Delia Baldassarri (dbalda@princeton.edu)

Delia Baldassarri

Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Affiliated Associate Professor of Politics, Department of Politics at New York University. Her research interests are in the fields of political sociology, economic sociology, and methodology of social research, with a focus on social networks, interpersonal influence, cooperation, collective action, and human decision-making. Her current research projects include “lab-in-the-field” experiments in Uganda to study the impact of social networks on cooperation and economic development, and a research on trends in public opinion polarization in the USA. She is the author of The Simple Art of Voting (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming) and has written articles on civil society inter-organizational networks, formal models of collective action, dynamics of interpersonal influence, and public opinion.

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Mauro Barisione (mauro.barisione@unimi.it)

s200_mauro.barisioneMauro Barisione is full professor at the University of Milan, where he teaches Political sociology and Public opinion analysis. He is director of the PhD program in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research and head of POMLAB (Public Opinion & Media Lab). His publications are mainly in the fields of electoral behavior, public opinion, and political communication. His research interests focus on citizen political beliefs, prejudices, and actions, as well as on their individual and societal causes. He is president of ITANES.
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Paolo Bellucci (paolo.bellucci@unisi.it)

Paolo Bellucci

Paolo Bellucci

Full professor of Political Science at University of Siena, he teaches Comparative Political Behaviour in the doctoral program in Comparative and European politics; Research Methods and Political Sociology in undergraduate programme. Has conducted comparative studies on political behavior, participation in associations, on the relationship between politics and bureaucracy, Defence Policy. He is  coordinator of the section of the Italian Society of Political Science “Parties Elections Public Opinion.” He is President of ITANES. and was co-director of the survey ITANES National Election in 2006 and 2008.

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Roberto Biorcio (roberto.biorcio@unimib.it)
Patrizia Catellani (patrizia.catellani@unicatt.it)

Patrizia Catellani

Patrizia Catellani

Patrizia Catellani is full Professor of Social Psychology. She teaches political psychology and communication psychology at the Catholic University (Milan). Her research interests include the impact of communication on the perception of politicians and political issues, the social- psychological antecedents of collective action and voting behavior. Among recent publications Psicologia politica (Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011), ) some chapters in Votare in Italia: 1968-2008. Dall’appartenenza alla scelta (Il Mulino, Bologna, 2010) and articles published on Political Psychology and British Journal of Social Psychology

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 Fondazione di ricerca Istituto Carlo Cattaneo (direzione@cattaneo.org)

Fondazione di ricerca Istituto Carlo Cattaneo

Fondazione di ricerca Istituto Carlo Cattaneo

La Fondazione di ricerca Istituto Carlo Cattaneo è sorta nel contesto di quella singolare esperienza che è il gruppo del Mulino, dove sempre si sono intrecciate attività di studio e di ricerca, attività editoriali e di dibattito politico. L’articolo 2 dello Statuto indica la natura e le finalità dell’Istituto Cattaneo: promuovere “ricerche, studi e ogni altra attività culturale e formativa diretta all’approfondimento e alla divulgazione della conoscenza della società italiana contemporanea”, e in particolare del suo sistema politico, delle istituzioni pubbliche e delle forme della partecipazione politica.

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Nicoletta Cavazza (cavazza.nicoletta@unimore.it)

Nicoletta Cavazza

Nicoletta Cavazza

Nicoletta Cavazza took a degree in Political Science in 1987. In 1992 she had the D.E.A. at Université Blaise Pascal Clermont Ferrand II, U.F.R. de Psychologie, Sciences Sociales et Sciences de l’Education. In 1995 she had her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Bologna. She was a lecturer in Social Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Bologna- Italy. Since 2004 she has been associate professor in Social Pychology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Teaching acrtivities: she teaches Psychology of persuasion, Social Psychology, Interview and survey techniques. Her current main research interests include attitude change, persuasive communication, political psychology, social aspects of eating.

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Luigi Ceccarini (l.ceccarini@soc.uniurb.it)

Luigi Ceccarini

Luigi Ceccarini

Assistant professor of Political Science, University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, where is one of the founders of LaPolis, the Laboratory of Political and Social Studies. He is the Official Representative in the ECPR. He is part of the working group that edits the Observatory on Italians’ Social Capital and the annual report The Italians and the State . He has published essays in collective volumes and specialized journals nationally in Italy and in the world. He has edited various collective publications and monographs. The main focus of his research activity is the relationship between society and politics: in particular, the relationship between Catholics and politics , new forms of participation, generations, political culture, electoral behaviour.

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Piergiorgio Corbetta (piergiorgio.corbetta@unibo.it)

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Piergiorgio Corbetta

Piergiorgio Corbetta has been professor of Methodology of Social Research at University of Bologna, Director of the Istituto Cattaneo from 1991 to 2001 and from 2001 to 2004 Vice president of the cultural association “Il Mulino”, which leads the publishing house “Il Mulino”. He was in the ‘90ties among the founders of the group ITANES. Currently is Research director at Istituto Cattaneo. He is author of several articles and books on Methodology of social science, Statistics applied to social research, Political participation and Electoral studies. Among his publications,  Atlante storico elettorale d’Italia (with M.S. Piretti, Bologna, Zanichelli 2009), Social Research: Theory, Methods and Techniques (London, Sage, 2003), Il partito di Grillo (ed. with E. Gualmini, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013).

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Roberto D’Alimonte (dalimonte@unifi.it)

Roberto D'Alimonte

Roberto D’Alimonte

Full Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science at the University of Florence, where he leads courses about the Italian political system, elections and political partieis. Since 1993 he leads a a research group interested in elections and evolution of the Italian political system whose findings have been published in several volumes by Il Mulino. He is also Director of the Centro Italiano di Studi Elettorali (Italian Centre for Electoral Studies) and commentator for Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s leading financial newspaper. He also teaches European Integration at the Florence Campus of New York University and has been visiting professor at Yale and Stanford University. He is a regular speaker about EU institutions at the Graduate School at Stanford University and has consulted for Fondazione Olivetti and the OECD.

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Lorenzo De Sio (ldesio@luiss.it)

Lorenzo De Sio

Lorenzo De Sio

Lorenzo De Sio is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, where he teaches “Public Opinion and Political Behaviour” (in Italian) and “Methods of Social Research” (in English). Formerly Visiting Research Fellow at UC Irvine, Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of the EUI, Campbell National Fellow at Stanford University, he is the coordinator of the CISE (Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali) and a member of the Scientific Council of the ITANES (Italian National Election Studies). A member of the Methods Working Group of the “True European Voter” international research project (ESF-COST Action IS0806), he participates to the EUDO Observatory on Public Opinion, Political Elites and the Media. His research interests are elections, voting behaviour and party competition in comparative perspective. Among his publications, beyond several books and edited books in Italian and English, are articles appearing in theAmerican Political Science ReviewComparative Political StudiesWest European PoliticsSouth European Society and Politics, and all major Italian political science journals. Personal Page

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Giancarlo Gasperoni (giancarlo.gasperoni@unibo.it)

Giancarlo Gasperoni

Professor of Sociology at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna, where he teaches Statistics and Education Systems and Policies. He earned his Ph.D. in Methodology of Social and Political Sciences at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome. He was director of the “Istituto Carlo Cattaneo” Research Foundation from 2002 to 2011. He is a member of the World Association for Public Opinion Research and the teaching staff of the PhD Programme in Political Science and Sociology of the Scuola Normale Superiore at Pisa. His research interests include the characteristics and the effects of published polls. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals “Quaderni di Sociologia” and “Istituzioni del Federalismo.”

 Diego Garzia (Diego.Garzia@eui.eu)

Diego Garzia

Diego Garzia

PhD in “Comparative and European Politics” at the University of Siena. He previously studied at the University of Rome (La Sapienza), Leiden and Oxford. Since 2012, he is a Post-Doc Research Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI). His studies focus on the role of personality in the political process, with particular reference to the psychology of voting behavior in comparative perspective. Among the publications, numerous articles in scientific journals such as Electoral Studies, Party Politics, Political Psychology, Political Research Quarterly, and West European Politics.Personal page

Guido Legnante (legnante@unipv.it)

Guido Legnante

Guido Legnante

Ph.D. at European University Institute, is associate professor of Faculty of Politic Science of Università di Pavia . President of Faculty of Comunication, he teaches studies on elections, public opinion and politic comunication. He is member of research group NEPOCS (Network of European Political Communication Scholars). It works on electoral behavior, public opinion, electoral campaign. Oltre a molti saggi in riviste e libri collettanei, has published Città al voto (with G. Baldini, 2000), Alla ricerca del consenso (2004) e Il cittadino-elettore in Europa e America(edited by R. Mannheimer and P. Segatti, 2009).

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Marco Maraffi (marco.maraffi@unimi.it)

Marco Maraffi

Marco Maraffi

Born in 1952, after gaining a PhD in sociology from the University of Edinburgh (UK), has been researching and teaching at the University of Milan (Italy). In 2001 he became full professor of Sociology at the same University, where he heads (since 2004) the Department of Social and Political Studies. His recent research activity deals mainly with two sets of themes: 1) political culture, political and voting behaviour, political parties and social movements; 2) religious attitudes and behaviour, religion and moral values, religion and society. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Committee on Political Sociology (CPS), sponsored by the International Sociological Association and the International Political Science Association.

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Patrizia Milesi (patrizia.milesi@unicatt.it)

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Patrizia Milesi

Assistant professor in Social Psychology, she taught at Pavia University, Faculty of Political Science. She is now lecturer of Political Communication and teaches Organizational Communication at the Catholic University of Milan, Faculty of Political Science. Besides ITANES project, she participated in international research projects dealing with psychological processes linked to political orientation (“Right-wing Extremism in Europe”, supervised by B. Klandermans – Free University of Amsterdam; “SIREN – Socio-Economic Change, Individual Reactions and the Appeal of the Extreme Right”, funded under the “Improving Human Research Potential and the Socio-Economic knowledge Base” programme of the European Commission).

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Gianluca Passarelli (gianluca.passarelli@uniroma1.it)

Gianluca Passarelli

He is Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Department of  Political Sciences, University La Sapienza, Roma. Ph.D. in Comparative and European Politics from the University of Siena, and he has been post doc fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Bologna. He is also researcher of the Istituto Carlo Cattaneo. His main research interests concern: presidents of the Republic, political parties, electoral systems, elections and electoral behaviour. He is author of Monarchi elettivi? (Bononia University Press, 2008); Presidenti della Repubblica (ed.) (Giappichelli, 2010); Lega & Padania. Storie e luoghi delle camicie verdi (2012, Il Mulino, with D. Tuorto). Among his publications are articles appearing in French Politics, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Modern Italy, Polis, Quaderni di Scienza Politica, South European Society and Politics and Political Geography.

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Michele Roccato (roccato@psych.unito.it)

Michele Roccato

Michele Roccato

Associate professor in Social Psychology at the University of Torino. At present his main research interests are right-wing authoritarianism, fear of crime, participation in Lulu (Locally Unwanted Land Uses) movements and the cognitive processes leading to political behaviors.

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Franca Roncarolo (franca.roncarolo@unito.it)

Franca Roncarolo

Franca Roncarolo

Franca Roncarolo is full professor of Political Science at the University of Turin, where she is director of the School of Law, Politics, Social and Economic Sciences. She is also president of the Master degree in Public and Political Communication and coordinates the Political Communication Monitor. Since January 2014 she has been director of the journal Comunicazione Politica (Il Mulino). Roncarolo is a member of the scientific committee of SISE (Società Italiana di Studi Elettorali) and of the executive board of SISP (Società Italiana di Scienza Politica). In this context she coordinates the standing group of Political Communication with F. Amoretti. At the master’s degree level, she teaches Public Communication and Public Opinion and Political Communication. Her current research focuses upon political leadership and the problem of building the political consensus in mediatised democracies.

 Hans Schadee (hans.schadee@unimib.it)Mass electoral behaviour. In this context Schadee is part of the Itanes (ITAlian National Election Studies).group , and has received various research grants from the Italian Ministry for Universities and Research (MIUR 1997,1999,2001,2005,2008).Social stratification, in particular the role of parents’ background and educational achievement, with results regularly presented in the last 5 years at RC28 conferences. Effects of civicness and social capital on economic development and criminality ; youth deviance. Measurement in sociology and psychology in the form of test validation. Application of statistical analyses and formal models in sociology and psychology.Personal Page
 Paolo Segatti (paolo.segatti@unimi.it)Full professor of Political Sociology at the Università degli Studi di Milano. Previous academic positions at University of Pavia, Trieste and Venezia. Visiting Scholar and Professor in several other Universities , included Yale, Berkeley, Ohio State University and Autonoma (Madrid) and Mannheim. President of Itanes (Italian National Election Study). Vice-chair Cost Action on True European Voter (chair Hermann Schmmitt, Mannheim and Manchester University). Together with Jose Ramon Montero (UAM), Kerman Calvo (Salamanca) and Radek Markowski (Polish Academy of Social Science) conducts comparative research on religion and politics in Europe. Main area of scientific interest are: comparative political behavior, political culture, European Studies, the meanings of national identity and their effects on attitudes towards immigrants and European unification, and the problems of measuring attitudes.Personal Page
Fabio Serricchio (fabio.serricchio@unimol.it)

Fabio Serricchio

Ph.D in “Comparative and European politics”, University of Siena, he is a lecturer in Political Science, Research Methods and European Political System at University of Molise. He has been research assistant at Circap – University of Siena. Among his publications: The 2009 European vote in Italy: national or European? in PERSPECTIVES ON EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY (2014); Euroscepticism and the global financial crisis. with Tsakatika M, L. Quaglia in JOURNAL OF COMMON MARKET STUDIES (2013). He has also edited with Danilo Di Mauro the special issue Europe at Stake: European Union in Italian Politics and Society of ERSPECTIVES ON EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY (2014). He is the author of the monograph Perché gli italiani diventano euroscettici (Why Italians become Eurosceptic), published in 2011 by Pisa University Press.

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Dario Tuorto (dario.tuorto@unibo.it)2000: Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento; 2006: Assistant Professor in Sociology, Department of Education Sciences, University of Bologna Main research interests: political-electoral participation, youth activism, political sociology. Since 2002, responsable for the Osservatorio sull’astensionismo elettorale, Istituto Cattaneo. He published for Il Mulino Apatia o protesta. L’astensionismo elettorale in Italia (2006).Personal Page
Cristian Vaccari ( cristian.vaccari@unibo.it e cristian.vaccari@rhul.ac.uk)

Cristian Vaccari

Cristian Vaccari

Cristian Vaccari is Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Bologna and Lecturer in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He studies political communication in comparative perspective, with a particular focus on digital media. He is the Principal Investigator of a three-year research project titled “Building Inclusive Societies and a Global Europe Online: Political Information and Participation on Social Media in Comparative Perspective” (http://www.webpoleu.net/) funded by the Italian Ministry of Education for the years 2013-2016. The project investigates the role of social media in citizens’ and politicians’ practices of political communication in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. His latest book is Digital Politics in Western Democracies: A Comparative Study (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).

Salvatore Vassallo (salvatore.vassallo@unibo.it)

Salvatore Vassallo

Born in 1965, is full Professor of Political Science at the University of Bologna. His research interests mainly concern the links between the structure of political competition and the functioning of government institutions. Among his main works: Il governo di partito in Italia (1943-1993), Il Mulino, 1994; Il governo. Gli esecutivi delle democrazie contemporanee, Laterza, 1999 (con Sergio Fabbrini); Sistemi politici comparati, Il Mulino, 2005 (a cura di); Il divario incolmabile. Rappresentanza politica e rendimento istituzionale nelle Regioni italiane, Il Mulino, 2013 (a cura di); Liberiamo la politica, Il Mulino, 2014.

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Cristiano Vezzoni (cristiano.vezzoni@unitn.it)

Cristiano Vezzoni

Cristiano Vezzoni

Assistant professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, where he teaches social research methods, techniques of secondary analysis and measurement in social sciences. His research interests focus on the methodology of social research and the study of public opinion. In particular, he works on electoral behavior and religion in modern societies. During the last Italian General Election 2013, he was field coordinator of the data collection of the Itanes study. He recently published the book “L’analisi secondaria nella ricerca sociale [The secondary analysis in social research]” (Mulino 2012) and the article “Church Attendance and Religious Change in Italy, 1968-2010: A Multilevel Analysis of Pooled Datasets” (2015) in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (both contributions together with F. Biolcati-Rinaldi).

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