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Stefania Profeti

Associate Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/04 Political Science

Curriculum vitae

Contacts
Department of Political Science
University of Bologna
Via dei Bersaglieri 6
tel. +39 051 2092508
e-mail: stefania.profeti@unibo.it

Current position

Associate Professor (Political Science), Department of Political and Social Sciences - University of Bologna, since October 2017.

Short CV

Graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Florence (summa cum laude), in 2004 she defended her Ph.D. thesis in Political Science (which focused on the Italian Regions' institutional responses to EU Cohesion Policy) at the same university.
From 2004 to 2006 she was post-doc fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Bologna, with a research project on the reshaping of political and functional representation in the Italian Regions; then (2006 - February 2011) she obtained two fellowships at the Department of Political Science and Sociology,  University of Florence, working on interest representation in local development policies, local governance, public services reform and health policy. She also cooperated with the Istituto Cattaneo, participating in researches on the regional political class, regional elections and party organisation.

From 2005 to 2011 she taught several political science courses at the University of Florence and in some American institutes, as well as specific training programs for public functionaries in Italy (SSPA) and abroad (Romania). Since 2012 she is teaching Organization Theory, Administration and Public Policies and Local Public Services at the University of Bologna. She is also Member of the Scientific Committee of the Interregional Master in Innovation and Public Policy, hosted by the University of Padua.

Between 2010 and 2016 she has been involved in the Citygov research project (funded by the European Social Fund) on Public-Private partnership in local service delivery, and she has been  member of the Working Group 1 in the COST Action IS1207 (Local Public Sector Reforms: An International Comparison), a project coordinated by the University of Potsdam. Since 2016 she coordinates the Bologna Research Unit in a PRIN (Research Program of National Interest) on Contracting-out of municipal local services, and she is member of the Jean Monnet Project "New Policies and Practices for European Sharing Cities" (EUCITY).

She is co-editor of the "Rivista Italiana delle Politiche pubbliche", and member of the editorial board of the yearbook "Politica in Italia" (Il Mulino)/Italian Politics (Berghahn Books).  She is also member of the scientific committee of the Istituto Carlo Cattaneo, and she had been director of the same institute between January 2012 and July 2015.   


Among her main publications:


  • "Le pratiche collaborative per la co-produzione di beni e servizi: quale ruolo per gli Enti locali?", in Le Istituzioni del Federalismo, n. 4/2019 (with V. Tarditi)
  • "Reshaping policy solutions through local implementation: The rationalization of municipal corporations in Leghorn and the case of AAMPS", inItalian Political Science, n.1/2019
  • A shallow rationalisation? 'Merger mania' and side-effects in the reorganisation of public-service delivery", in Contemporary Italian Politics, n.2/2019 (with S. Bolgherini and C. Dallara)
  • In the Shadow of Austerity. Italian Local Public Services and the Politics of Budget Cuts", in A. Lippi and T. Tsekos (eds.), Local Public Service in Times of Austerity across Mediterranean Europe, Palgrave, 2018 (with G. Citroni and A. Lippi)

  • "Apprentice Sorcerers. Evaluating the Program Theory of Regulatory Governance in Italian Public Utilities", in I. Kopric, H. Wollmann and G. Marcou (eds), Evaluating Reforms of Local Public and Social Services in Europe. More Evidence for Better Results, Palgrave, 2017 (con G. Citroni, M. Di Giulio, M.T. Galanti e A. Lippi)

  • "Eppur si muove? Il riordino territoriale oltre la crisi" (con Marco Di Giulio), in Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche, n. 3/2016, pp. 311-340

  • "The social dimension of cohesion policy" (con Valeria Fargion), in S. Piattoni e L. Polverari (eds.) Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU, Edward Elgar, 2016.

  • "Local public services in Italy: Still fragmentation" (con Giulio Citroni e Andrea Lippi), in H. Wollmann, G. Marcou and Ivan Kopric (eds.) Public and social services in European countries, Palgrave, 2016.

  • "Il governo regionale dei servizi pubblici locali: quali strumenti?" (con Giulio Citroni e Andrea Lippi), in Le Regioni, n.4/2015, pp. 899-932.

  • Italian Politics. The Year of the Bulldozer (con Chris Hanretty), New York, Berghahn Books, 2015.

  • Politica in Italia. I fatti dell'anno e le interpretazioni, Edizione 2015 (con Chris Hanretty), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015.

  • Representation through Corporatisation. Municipal corporations in Italy as Arenas for Local Democracy (con G. Citroni e A. Lippi), in “EUROPEAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW” n. 1/2015.

  • Where is politics in corporatisation? Local public services from policy to politics in Continental Europe (con A. Lippi), in “Rivista italiana di politiche pubbliche”, n. 1/2014

  • Politica e politiche delle società partecipate. Le aziende dei comuni come unità di analisi della democrazia locale (con G. Citroni e A. Lippi) in «RIVISTA ITALIANA DI SCIENZA POLITICA», n. 2, 2013, pp. 29 - 56

  • Remapping the State: Inter-Municipal Cooperation through Corporatisation and Public-Private Governance Structures (con G. Citroni e A. Lippi), in «LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES», vol. 39, n. 2 2013, pp. 208 - 234.
  • «L'accesso ai fondi comunitari e il loro uso», in S. Vassallo (a cura di), Le Regioni. Assetto politico-istituzionale e rendimento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013.
  • “La sanità toscana: un caso di riproduzione per adattamento”, in E. Pavolini (a cura di), Il cambiamento possibile. La sanità in Sicilia tra Nord e Sud, Roma, Donzelli editore, 2012, pp. 113-148.
  • Governi Privati (con G. Citroni e A. Lippi), Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2012.
  • “Governance”, in M. Almagisti e D. Piana (a cura di), Le parole chiave della politica italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2011, pp. 225-244.
  • Il potere locale tra politica e politiche, Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2010.
  • "Adapting public-private governance to the local context. The case of water and sanitation services in Italy” (con G. Citroni, N. Giannelli e A. Lippi), in Public Management Review (Routledge - Taylor & Francis, London), n.5, 2008, pp. 619-640.
  • “La sfida europea delle regioni italiane”, in Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche (Il Mulino, Bologna), n.1, 2006, pp.39-69.
  • “Europeanisation and Territorial representation in Italy”, in West European Politics (F. Cass & Co, London), Vol.29, n.4, 2006, pp.757-783 (con L. Morlino e V. Fargion).
  • Europeizzazione e rappresentanza territoriale: il caso italiano , Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006 (a cura di, con L. Morlino e V. Fargion )