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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 (2020). Sociologia dei media. Un'introduzione critica. Carocci Editore, p. 1-260. ISBN: 9788829000784.
  • Sorice, M. (2020). La partecipazione politica nel tempo della post-democrazia. CULTURE E STUDI DEL SOCIALE, p. 397-406. ISSN 2531-3975.
  • De Blasio, Emiliana; Kneuer, Marianne; Schünemann, Wolf; Sorice, Michele (2020). The Ongoing Transformation of the Digital Public Sphere: Basic Considerations on a Moving Target. MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION, p. 1-5. ISSN 2183-2439.
  • SORICE, MICHELE (2020). Democratic Innovation, in Phil Harris, Alberto Bitonti, Craig S. Fleisher, Anne Skorkjær Binderkrantz edited by The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 1-4. ISBN: 978-3-030-13895-0.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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). Partecipazione democratica: Teorie e problemi. Mondadori Education, p. 1-164. ISBN: 9788861847064.
  • De Blasio, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2018). Populism between direct democracy and the technological myth. PALGRAVE COMMUNICATIONS, ISSN 2055-1045.
  • 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.
  • Sorice, Michele (2017). La politica tra post-verità e social media. ITALIANIEUROPEI, p. 1-7. ISSN 1593-5124.
  • 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.
  • 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 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). 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; Trino, Noemi (2014). La partecipazione politica fra crisi dei partiti e democrazia partecipativa. SOCIOLOGIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI, p. 59-76. ISSN 1591-2027.
  • Sorice, Michele (2014). Web e Politica: un gioco in difesa. ITALIANIEUROPEI, p. 1-7. ISSN 1593-5124.
  • Sorice, Michele (2014). I media e la democrazia. Carocci Editore spa, p. 1-194. ISBN: 9788843075256.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2014). Il servizio pubblico. Pluralismo, democrazia, media. Fondazione per la Sssidiarietà, p. 1-250. ISBN: 9788897793083.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Sorice, Michele (2014). Oltre il servizio pubblico radiotelevisivo. LA PARABOLA, p. 9-22. ISSN 2284-2608.
  • 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; Sorice, Michele edited by (2013). Pluralismo Democrazia Media. Rapporto sui principali indicatori internazionali. Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà, p. 1-108. ISBN: 9788897793069.
  • 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.
  • Sorice, Michele edited by (2012). Assessing Communication. Integrated Approaches in Political, Social and Business Context. LUISS University Press, p. 1-224. ISBN: 9788861051324.
  • 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.
  • DE BLASIO, Emiliana; Hibberd, Matthew; Michael, Higgins; Sorice, Michele (2012). La leadership politica. Media e costruzione del consenso. Carocci, p. 1-260. ISBN: 9788843065844.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scandaletti, P; Sorice, Michele (2010). Yes credibility. La precaria credibilità del sistema dei media. Desk-Ucsi-Unisob, p. 1-320. ISBN: 9788885343771.