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Gianfranco Baldini

Associate Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/04 Political Science

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CURRICULUM VITAE Gianfranco Baldini

Associate Professor (national Scientific qualification as Full Professor obtained April 2017), Political Science, University of Bologna (May, 2014)

Nationality: Italian, Born Modena, 19 July 1970


University of Bologna

Department of Political and Social Sciences 




Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Bologna, 2008-  Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Salerno, 2005-2008  Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Political Science, University of Salerno, 2002-2005

Research and Teaching Fellow, 

Department of Politics, Institutions, History, University of Bologna, 1999-2001


Istituto Cattaneo Research Foundation

Scientific Committee, Member

Editorial Responsibility

Series editor «Elections, government, democracy», Il Mulino/Berghahn Books 

Politica in Italia/Italian Politics (2006-13)

2008- Centro Studi Progetto Europeo, member of  board (


Ph.D. Political Science, University of Florence, 1998.

Dissertation: Parties and Vote Structuring in Italy. An Analysis of the lists and candidatures in the communal and national elections in 27 provincial capitals (1988-97)

Msc European Politics and Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1996.

Dissertation: The Politics of Antipartyism and the Changing Nature of the Northern Legaue.

B.A. University of Bologna, Faculty of Political Science, 1994.

Dissertation: French and Irish electoral systems applied to Emilia Romagna: a simulation.


Visiting Fellowship/Professorship

2022, Research Associate, University of Surrey

2015 6 month fellowship Crick Centre, Sheffield University

2014, University of Lyon, Invited Visiting Professor, 20 hours teaching The Eurosceptic Challenge

2013, DAAD Fellowship, 1 month, Frankfurt University

2014, University of Lyon, Invited Visiting Professor, 20 hours teaching Challenges to Representative politics in Europe 

2013, University of Trier, Erasmus Visiting Professor, 1 week (June)

2012, University of Lyon, Erasmus Visiting Professor, 1 week

2010, April, Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia, Visiting Professor BCSP Programme

2003 December -January 2004, Visiting Fellow, York University, Department of Politics

2003, August, Visiting Scholar, Cardiff University, School of European Studies;

2001-02 Research Associate, Post- Doctoral: TM Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the CEVIPOF, Paris (Research network «Political Representation and Party Choice in the Euro­pean Union» coordinated by Prof. Hermann Schmitt, University of Mannheim, local responsible Colette Ysmal)



1999: Celso Ghini National Award by the SISE (Italian Electoral Studies Society) for the best Italian PhD dissertation on Electoral studies.


Teaching (current)

Political Science (undergraduate, 10 CFU) Italian Political System, Democracy and Populism in Europe (post-graduate) 

RESEARCH interests:

Political parties, electoral systems and electoral behavior; Regionalism and Federalism; Comparative politics (especially Western Europe: France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain); Local Politics (Italy and comparative); Political Communication; European Union



Professional membership

Italian Political Science Association

Italian Electoral Studies Society