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Raffaella Gherardi

Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/02 History of Political Thought

Curriculum vitae

 Raffaella Gherardi is Full Professor of History of Political Thought in the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Bologna since 1990. She was President of this Faculty from 1993 to 1996 and Director of the Department of Politics, Institutions, History from 1998 to 2001. Elected in the Academic Senate of the University of Bologna as the representative for the department directors in the Law, Politics, Economics and Statistics area (1999-2002). From 2003 to 2010 Gherardi was direktor of International PhD programme "Europe Americas: Constitutions, Doctrines and Political Institutions" (with branches in Bologna, Bucarest and Buenos Aires). Raffaella Gherardi's research activity focuses on three main areas in the hisory of political thought: Political thought and institutions of the Habsburg Empire between XVIIth and XVIIIth century; 2) Italian and European liberalism between XIXth and XXth century; 3) The issue of peace and war in modern and contemporary Europe.