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The Bologna Institute for Policy Research | Scholar Profile | Gianfranco Pasquino

Gianfranco Pasquino
Senior Associate Fellow
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Bologna


Geographic Areas
Latin America
Western Europe

Nation-building and Democratization


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Background and Education
Gianfranco Pasquino is Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies at The Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Bologna. Pasquino was Professor of Political Science at the University of Bologna from 1969-2012. He was a member of the Italian Senate from 1983-1992 and from 1994-1996. He served as a parliamentary observer for the plebiscite (1988) and presidential elections (1989) in Chile. He has been awarded five honorary degrees in Political Science, and is a Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Pasquino has also been Fellow of Christchurch and St Antony’s at Oxford. For several years he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Enciclopedia Italiana and President of the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (2010-2013). Since 2005 he is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He received the Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society (CONGRIPS) Life Achievement Award (2016). Pasquino is very proud of his MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS (1967).

Other Publications
His more recent publications include L’Europa in trenta lezioni (2017), Politica e istituzioni (2016); Cittadini senza scettro (2015); La Costituzione in trenta lezioni (2015); he has been co-editor Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics (2015) and of the Dizionario di Politica (2016 4th ed.). His blog address is and his twitter @GP_ArieteRosso. He is a frequent contributor of articles and reviews to academic journals, policy forums and news outlets. Pasquino is often invited to participate in TV talk shows.



Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)