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Rodolfo Lewanski

Alma Mater Honorary Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Adjunct professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences


My main  research interests are in the field of road safety policies, environmental policy, sustainable development, environmental conflicts, and deliberative democracy and public engagement.

Deliberative democracy and citizen participation are a growing field of interest in Political Science; the challenge however is to wempirically verify theory's  assumptions. For this pèurpose I have carried out several deliberative processes, such as a Citizen Jury in 2006 on urban traffic in Bologna. At present I have been nominated as 'Regional Authority for Participation' by the Tuscany Region, a position that will allow observation and analysis of a large number of particpatory processes in the coming years.