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Michele Sorice

Michele Sorice
Full Professor

Areas of research: Democracy and democratization, Digital media and participation, Media and Communication, Political Behaviour, Public opinion


Professor of Political Communication and of Media Studies at Luiss University, where he is also director of the CMCS – Centre for Media and Communication Studies “Massimo Baldini” (here the official blog). At Luiss University he also teaches at the School of Journalism and he is a member of the scientific board of the PhD in Political Theory.
As Invited Professor, he teaches Political Communication and Political Scienceat Pontifical Gregorian University.

He is member of the Advisory Board of the Media and Politics Group of the Political Studies Association of the UK. He coordinates (with Professor Philip Schlesinger) the “Turin Group”, a European research network on public service media; he also directs the international research centre Political Communication Lab.

He has been teaching Media Sociology for 6 years at the University of Lugano, Switzerland, and he was Professor at the University of Rome la Sapienza, Italy. He held lectures and conferences in some European Universities. His main research topics concern the political communication, the media audiences, the relationships between media and identity, the cultural industries, the social networking and the relationships between media and social participation.

Main publications (last 10 years)

  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2020). Spaces of Struggle: Socialism and Neoliberalism With a Human Face Among Digital Parties and Online Movements in Europe. COGNITION COMMUNICATION CO-OPERATION, p. 84-100. ISSN 1726-670X.
  • Sorice, Michele (2019). Partecipazione democratica: Teorie e problemi. Mondadori Education, p. 1-164. ISBN: 9788861847064.
  • Allegretti, Giovanni; Fasano, Luciano; Sorice, Michele edited by (2019). Politica oltre la politica: Civismo vs Autoritarismo. Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, p. 1-402. ISBN: 9788868353728.
  • Sorice, Michele (2019). Between Direct Representation and Participatory Democracy. ISPI RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI, p. 21-23. ISSN 1974-935X.
  • Sorice, Michele (2019). Sociology of the media, in J. Michael Ryan edited by Core Concepts in Sociology. John Wiley & Sons. p. 178-182. ISBN: 9781119168621.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2019). E-Democracy and Digital Activism: From Divergent Paths Toward A New Frame. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, p. 5715-5733. ISSN 1932-8036.
  • De Blasio, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2018). Populisms among technology, e-democracy and the depoliticisation process. REVISTA INTERNACIONAL DE SOCIOLOGIA, p. 1-14. ISSN 0034-9712.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2018). Populism between direct democracy and the technological myth. PALGRAVE COMMUNICATIONS, ISSN 2055-1045.
  • Sorice, Michele (2017). La politica tra post-verità e social media. ITALIANIEUROPEI, p. 1-7. ISSN 1593-5124.
  • Sorice, Michele (2016). Democratic innovations and political communication. Liaisons dangereuses or new opportunity for democratizing democracy?. COMUNICAZIONE POLITICA, p. 309-326. ISSN 1594-6061.
  • Fasano, Luciano; Panarari, Massimiliano; Sorice, Michele (2016). Mass media e sfera pubblica: verso la fine della rappresentanza?. Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, p. 1-84. ISBN: 978-88-6835-257-8.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2016). Open Government: a Tool for Democracy?. MEDIJSKE STUDIJE, ISSN 1847-9758.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Quaranta, Mario; Santaniello, Mauro; Sorice, Michele (2016). Media, politica e società: introduzione alle tecniche di ricerca. Carocci, p. 1-258. ISBN: 978-88-430-8565-1.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele edited by (2016). Innovazione democratica. Un'introduzione. LUISS University Press, p. 1-224. ISBN: 9788861052437.
  • Sorice, Michele (2015). Politica e Rete, in Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana edited by Enciclopedia italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti: nona appendice. Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, v. 2, p. 334-336. ISBN: 978-88-12-00557-4.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2014). Oltre il servizio pubblico radiotelevisivo. LA PARABOLA, p. 9-22. ISSN 2284-2608.
  • Sorice, Michele; Trino, Noemi (2014). La partecipazione politica fra crisi dei partiti e democrazia partecipativa. SOCIOLOGIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI, p. 59-76. ISSN 1591-2027.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2014). Il servizio pubblico. Pluralismo, democrazia, media. Fondazione per la Sssidiarietà, p. 1-250. ISBN: 9788897793083.
  • Sorice, Michele (2014). I media e la democrazia. Carocci Editore spa, p. 1-194. ISBN: 9788843075256.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2014). Radicals, rebels and maybe beyond. Social movements, women’s leadership and the web 2.0 in the Italian political sphere. LUISS Guido Carli, p. 1-60. ISBN: 9788865360187.
  • Sorice, Michele (2014). Web e Politica: un gioco in difesa. ITALIANIEUROPEI, p. 1-7. ISSN 1593-5124.
  • Sorice, Michele (2013). Sociology of Popular Culture and the Mass Media, in A. Runehov, L. Oviedo edited by Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4020-8264-1.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele edited by (2013). Pluralismo Democrazia Media. Rapporto sui principali indicatori internazionali. Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà, p. 1-108. ISBN: 9788897793069.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2013). The framing of climate change in Italian politics and its impact on public opinion. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDIA AND CULTURAL POLITICS, p. 59-69. ISSN 1740-8296.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Hibberd, Matthew; Michael, Higgins; Sorice, Michele (2012). La leadership politica. Media e costruzione del consenso. Carocci, p. 1-260. ISBN: 9788843065844.
  • F., Colombo; G., Boccia Artieri; L., Del Grosso Destreri; F., Pasquali; Sorice, Michele edited by (2012). Media e generazioni nella società italiana. Franco Angeli, p. 1-210. ISBN: 9788856845723.
  • Sorice, Michele edited by (2012). Assessing Communication. Integrated Approaches in Political, Social and Business Context. LUISS University Press, p. 1-224. ISBN: 9788861051324.
  • Sorice, Michele (2011). La comunicazione politica. Carocci, p. 1-128. ISBN: 9788843057191.
  • Philip, Schlesinger; Sorice, Michele (2011). Le metamorfosi della società e della radiodiffusione di servizio pubblico. NUOVA CIVILTÀ DELLE MACCHINE, p. 187-204. ISSN 1970-9714.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Hibberd, Matthew; Sorice, Michele edited by (2011). Leadership and new trends in political communication: selected papers. CMCS-LUISS, p. 1-538. ISBN: 9788865360088.
  • Scandaletti, P; Sorice, Michele (2010). Yes credibility. La precaria credibilità del sistema dei media. Desk-Ucsi-Unisob, p. 1-320. ISBN: 9788885343771.