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Mon, February 11, 2019

18:00 – 19:30

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italy

A Dialogue with Nicolò Conti, Unitelma Sapeinza University of Rome and NYU Florence.

Who makes decisions in the European Union? Who holds the legislative, executive and judiciary power within this supranational entity? Why are European citizens increasingly unhappy with the EU? Is it the sign of a democratic deficit?

Nicolò Conti will address these questions and discuss the EU political system and decision-making processes.

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Nicolò Conti


Nicolò Conti is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome. He has taught in international programs at the University of Siena, Georgetown University’s Florence Center, and the FIT State University of New York’s Florence campus. His main research interests focus on parties, elites, cabinets and the European Union. He is the author of Citizens, Europe and the Media: Have New Media Made Citizens More Eurosceptical? (with V. Memoli, Palgrave, 2016) and has edited the books The Challenge of Coalition Government: The Italian Case (with F. Marangoni, Routledge, 2015) and Party Attitudes Towards the EU in the Member States: Parties for EuropeParties Against Europe (Routledge, 2014). He has published articles in Italian and international journals such as West European Politics, International Political Science ReviewSouth European Society and PoliticsActa Politica, European Politics and Society, and the Italian Political Science Review.