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Maurizio Ricciardi

Associate Professor

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: SPS/02 History of Political Thought

Short Bio

Professor of History of Political Thought. His research focuses on the construction of a political theory of social concepts, investigating the historical-conceptual links between the social sciences and modern and contemporary political thought. He has devoted specific studies to classic authors of social and political thought such as Ferdinand Tönnies, Niccolò Machiavelli, Emile Durkheim, Talcott Parsons, Niklas Luhmann, Pierre Bourdieu, Max Weber and Karl Marx. Focusing on this social dimension of the modern political, he has investigated the transformations of some fundamental political concepts such as people, state, class, revolution, capitalism, constitutionalism, democracy, ideology, human rights, individualism and liberalism. He is currently addressing the possibility of a critical theory of algorithmic governance.
He is editor in chief of the journal 'Science and Politics. For a History of Doctrines' and a member of the scientific committee of several other journals and series.

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