For some it is 'the most beautiful written text in the world', for others it is an old iron: the Italian Constitution has represented however an indispensable light for citizens and institutions and i...
Gianfranco Pasquino is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Bologna, where he taught from 1969 to 2012. A graduate in Political Science at the University of Turin, a student of Norberto Bobbio, he specialized in Comparative Politics at the Cesare Alfieri Institute of Florence (with Giovanni Sartori). He was a fellow of Christ Church and St Antony's in Oxford. He is a life fellow for Clare Hall, (Cambridge) and James Anderson Senior Adjunct Professor at the SAIS-Europe in Bologna. He has taught at the Cesare Alfieri Faculty of Political Science in Florence, at the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, at the Harvard Summer School and at the University of California.
Among the founders of the Italian Journal of Political Science, he was editor-in-chief (1971-77) and co-director (2000-03), while from 1980 to 1984 he directed the magazine Il Mulino. He is currently director of the cultural magazine 451. He has written for Il Sole 24 Ore, Europeo and La Repubblica.
He has written many books, academic articles and essays. His latest books include Finale di partita. Tramonto di una repubblica (Egea, 2013), Partiti, istituzioni, democrazie (Il Mulino, 2014), Cittadini senza scettro. Le riforme sbagliate (Egea, 2015), La Costituzione in trenta lezioni (UTET, 2015), L'Europa in trenta lezioni (UTET, 2017) and Deficit democratici. Cosa manca ai sistemi politici, alle Istituzioni e ai leader (Egea, 2018).