interests focus on Italian and French political history from the
post-Second World War period to the late-nineteen sixties, paying
particular attention to the relationship between politics and
religion and, in the specific case of the Italian context, that
between Christian Democracy and the Vatican hierarchies. More
recently, I have started to deal with the relationship between
domestic politics and European integration, always starting from
the evolution of the main political cultures of Italy and France.
The chronological range of the research has been broadened to
include the nineteen seventies as well, at least up to the decisive
turning pointing of the years in and around the critical economic
crisis of 1973. Among my ongoing research projects there is a
book on the role of the presidential powers in Italian political history, a political biography of Georges Pompidou and two studies on the
relationship between domestic and international politics (with
special attention to the process of European integration) in the
French and Italian contexts.