Luca Verzichelli (Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Florence, 1995) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Siena. He studied also at the Columbia University of New York and at the Universities of Essex and Heidelberg. He has worked as a Lecturer at the University of Bologna and he has been visiting scholar at the Universities of Granada, Jena, Oxford (St. Antony’s College) and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung of Koeln. His main research interests are in the field of comparative political institutions and elite studies. He has published a dozen books and more than forty articles in peer reviewed journals (including European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, South European Society and Politics, Journal of Legislative Studies).
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