Sergio Fabbrini

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Sergio Fabbrini is Professor of Politics and International Relations and Dean of the Political Science Department at the Luiss Guido Carli in Rome, where he holds the Intesa Sanpaolo Chair on European Governance.  He has also the Pierre Keller Visiting Professorship Chair at the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government (2019/2020). He co-founded and served as Director of the Luiss School of Government (2009-2018) and of the Trento University School of International Studies (2006-2009). He was the Editor of the “Italian Journal of Political Science” (Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica) in the period 2004-2009 (the first editor after Giovanni Sartori who founded the journal in 1971 and directed it till 2003). He was Recurrent Visiting Professor of Comparative Politics at the Department of Political Science and Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California at Berkeley. He was Jemolo Fellow at the Nuffield College, Oxford University, in the Spring Semester 2006. He was Jean Monnet Chair Professor at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Florence, in the Fall Semester 2001 and Visiting Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute in Florence, in 2004. He was Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University in 1987-1988. He won the 2011 “Capalbio Prize for Europe”, the 2009 “Filippo Burzio Prize for the Political Sciences” and the 2006 Amalfi European Prize for the Social Sciences. He was the Editor of the 9-volumes series on “The Institutions of Contemporary Democracies” for the Italian publisher G. Laterza. He was invited to teach and lecture in Canada (Carlton University), in Mexico (El Colegio de México, Mexico City), in Argentina (Universitad de Buenos Aires and Universitad Abierta Interamericana), in Ecuador (Quito Simon Bolivar University), in China (Nanjing University), in Japan (Osaka University, Tokyo Imperial University and Sapporo University), in Thailand (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok), in the Philippines (University of Philippines-Diliman, Manila) and in hundreds of US and European academic, public and private institutions. He published seventeen books, two co-authored books and twenty edited or co-edited books or journals’ special issues, and hundreds of scientific articles and essays in seven languages in in the most important peer-reviewed international journals (among them, American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Annual Review of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of European Public Policy, Comparative European Politics, Journal of European Integration, International Political Science Review, International Politics, Government and Opposition, Journal of Democracy, Global Policy, Perspectives on Politics, Political Studies Review, Journal of Modern IItalian Studies, Regional and Federal Studies, European Political Science, European Politics and Society, European Journal of American Culture, Modern Italy, International Spectator, Jourmal of Transatlantic Studies). His publications in English include: Europe’s Future: Decoupling and Reforming, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; Still a Western World? Continuity and Change in Global Order, (with Raffaele Marchetti, eds.) London, Routledge, 2016. Which European Union? Europe After the Euro Crisis, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015; Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (second and revised edition); America and Its Critics: Vices and Virtues of the Democratic Hyperpower, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2008; Italy in the European Union. Redefining National Interest in a Compound Polity (with Simona Piattoni, eds.)Lanham, Md, Rowman and Littlefield, 2007; The United States Contested. American Unilateralism and European Dissent (ed.)London, Routledge, 2006; Federalism and Democracy in the European Union and the United States. Exploring Post-National Governance (ed.), London, Routledge, 2005; Italy Between Europeanization and Domestic Politics (with V. Della Sala, eds), New York, N.Y. Oxford, Berghahn, 2004. His latest book in Italian is, Sdoppiamento. Una prospettiva nuova per l’Europa (Decoupling: A New Perspective on Europe), Rome-Bari, Laterza, 2017. He is political affairs’ editorialist for the Italian business daily Il Sole 24 Ore. For his editorials, he was awarded the “Altiero Spinelli Prize 2017”.

A cv with a scientific fields-based list of publications is available here (Fabbrini-ALL-Luiss_Fields-nv)