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Renata Lizzi

Associate Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/04 Political Science

Curriculum vitae

Renata Lizzi - born in San Daniele del Friuli (UD), Italy, on January the 17th 1961.

She has been doing her research activity at the CAPP – a research unit of DOSP, Department of Organization and Political System of Bologna - since 1991.  She was lecturer in political science since october 1998 at the Faculty of Political Science of Bologna University at Forlì. In the academic years 1999-2001 she taught Comparative Public Policy with particular emphasis on EU institutions and policies. Since the academic year 2001-02 she teaches European Insititutions and Public Policies in the First Level Degree SID (Scienze Internazionali e Diplomatiche)(L), and Theories, Governance and Policies of Euroèean Integration in the Second Level Degree Course of SID (LM). She is assistant professor in Political Science since 2003 and actually she is in charge with research actitivities within the Department of Political and Social Sciences of Bologna and the its local unit at Forlì that is the Center for Comparative Public Policy (CCPP,

Research activities - Main analytical approach and fields of research are policy studies in the sectors of agriculture, environment, rural development; policy making, governance mechanisms and institutional dynamics of the European Union are more recent subjects of interest.  The theme of interest groups in Italian public policies and policy making since the Nineties is the focus of a collective research project, work in progress with some collegues of the Department of Bologna and the School of Political Science at Forlì. 

2008-10 she was editorial manager for the Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche (RIPP, Il Mulino)

2008 - with Alessia Damonte (University of Milan) founded the Standing Group on Political Science and Public Policy (  within SISP (società Italiana di Scienza Politica, and in June 2010 They organized and coordinated the First Edition of the Summer School in Public Policy, held in Forlì at the Faculty of Political Science (7-12 of June 2010); the 2nd edition held in Milan (July 2011), third edition in Milan at Politecnico (June 2012), fourth edtion in Florence (June 2013) and the next fifth edition will held in Padova in June 2014.

At present, main topics of research are interest groups in the Italian policy making, public policy and policy making in comparative perspective and in the Europena Union.

She teaches at First and second level degree at the School of Political Science; the courses are: Institutions and Policies of European Union, Governance and Policies of European integration; she is engaged with a module in "Governance and policy making in the Europena Union" within the courses of the PhD in Political Science.