Mon, September 10, 2018
18:00 – 19:30
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italia
Who makes decisions in the European Union? And who holds the legislative, executive and judiciary power within this supranational entity? Why are European citizens increasingly unhappy with the EU? Is it a sign of a democratic deficit within the EU? Prof. Nicolò Conti will address these questions and discuss the EU political system and decision-making processes.
LPD – Politics – EU in Focus: What is the EU? Why Does It Matter?
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UNITELMA SAPEINZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME, AND LECTURER, NYU FLORENCE
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 Europe, Parties Against Europe (Routledge, 2014). He has published articles in Italian and international journals such as West European Politics, International Political Science Review, South European Society and Politics, Acta Politica, European Politics and Society, and the Italian Political Science Review.