Gianfranco Pasquino

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Gianfranco Pasquino in 2009

Gianfranco Pasquino (born 1942 in Turin) is an Italian political scientist, currently professor of political science at the University of Bologna. He is also a professor at the "Bologna Center" at Dickinson College and at the SAIS Bologna center of Johns Hopkins University. He studied at the University of Turin under Norberto Bobbio and specialized under Giovanni Sartori at the University of Florence. In his professional life, he has been associated with the University of Florence, Harvard University, University of California, Los Angeles and the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

He was the editor of the journal "Il Mulino" between 1980 and 1984, and "The Italian Review of Political Science" between 2001 and 2003. He was a senator in the Italian Senate between 1983 and 1992 and 1994 and 1996 as a representative of the Independent Left and the Alliance of Progressives, respectively. In 2005 he was elected member of the Italian National Academy of Sciences.

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  • Modernizzazione e sviluppo politico (1970)
  • Crisi dei partiti e governabilità (1980)
  • La complessità della politica (1985)
  • Restituire lo scettro al principe Proposte di riforme istituzionali (1985)
  • Una certa idea della sinistra (1987)
  • La politica italiana (1995)
  • L'opposizione (1996)
  • La democrazia esigente (1997)
  • La classe politica (1999)
  • La transizione a parole (2000)
  • Il sistema politico italiano (2002)
  • USA: elezioni e sistema politico (2003 and 2005, co-edited with D. Campus)
  • Sistemi politici comparati (2003 and 2004)
  • Il dizionario di politica (2004, edited with N. Bobbio and N. Matteucci)
  • Maestri della scienza politica (2004, edited with D. Campus)
  • Nuovo corso di scienza politica (2004)
  • La scienza politica di Giovanni Sartori (2005, editor)
  • Capi di governo (2005, editor)
  • Le istituzioni di Arlecchino (2009)

He has also written works in English, including "Comparative European Politics" (2008, edited by Joseph M Colomer)

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