Full professor in Political Science at the Political Sciences Department, LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, where he is also Vice Provost in charge of research.
He was 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 teaches Comparative politics at the Political Sciences Department, LUISS University of Rome.
He was PI in several research projects of both international and national relevance. He is the author, co-author or editor of more than 30 volumes and 200 chapters in books or articles in journals, published in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Mongolian. His most recent books include: The Quality of Democracy in Latin America (Stockholm, 2015), Changes for Democracy. Actors, Structures, Processes (Oxford, 2011) and The Quality of Democracy in Latin America (Stockholm 2015). He was also the co-director of the first International Encyclopaedia of Political Science, 8 vols. (Beverly Hils 2011).
Commitment in EUPADRA
Within EUPADRA he teaches, together with Giovanni Orsina, a course on History of Parliaments and representative democracy, in the LUISS module.
He is available to supervise EUPADRA thesis on: democracy and democratizations in several area of the world.