Legality, social rights and welfare policies in a European context

This research group is committed to carrying out research projects, from a predominantly legal and economic perspective, on: the constitutional dimension of Social Europe; free movement of persons in the European Union; social inclusion policies (especially towards immigrants and third-country-nationals); labour markets and collective bargaining systems; the transformation and structural re-calibration of labour law regimes; and social protection systems in Europe from a comparative point of view.


Associate Professor, Political Economy.

Associate Professor, Political Economy. Read more


Associate Professor, Business Administration.

Responsible for internship and labs for the degree programs in Communication (1st level and 2nd level).
She completed her PhD in Economics at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Pisa, Italy, where she also served as Researcher in Business Administration. Her research interests include business ethics, CSR and sustainability, cultural tourism, event management, and economic impact analysis. She authored over 50 among articles and books, including numerus papers in peer-review international journals published by primary editors like Springer and Taylor & Francis. She also participated to several national and international researches projects, as Prin, Interreg and Fers Programs. Read more

Associate professor of Economic Policy.

International experience as visiting scholar at the New York University. Partner of research programs with national institutes (SVIMEZ, INAPP; ISTAT) and editorial collaborations with international and national journals. Her main fields of research are labour market institutions, and macroeconomic policy questions, corporate governance systems and incentives. She is author of fifty products (articles in referred journals and two books) and most of her work have been presented at international conferences and workshops. Current participation as partner of the research project on decentralized bargaining and policy evaluations, sponsored by ISTAT. Read more

Full Professor, Contemporary History.

He coordinates the programme of seminars and conferences of the Department and is a member of the PhD Program Committee in “Politics, public policy and globalization”.
His main research interests lie in Italian twentieth century history and, in particular, in the history of Fascism and the political system of Republican Italy.
He has authored several books and papers in peer reviewed journals. His latest books concern the problem of political legitimation/delegitimation in the Italian national State, the relationship between the State and the Fascist Party in the “Ventennio” and the welfare state as the gravitating centre of the Italian political system in the post-war years. Read more

Full Professor, Labour Law.

He is involved in many European research networks on labour law and has been research fellow and visiting professor in many universities and prestigious academic institutions (Columbia Law School, Durham University, University of Antwerp, Fordham Law School, European University Institute).
He has written extensively in the area of labour law and social security law, with special interest for the European and comparative dimensions. His main publications include Social Rights and Market freedom in the European Constitution (Cambridge, 2006) and Diritto del lavoro europeo (Padua, 2017).
He is a member of the editorial or advisory boards of several law journals (among which Giornale di diritto del lavoro e di relazioni industriali and Rivista critica del diritto privato) and of a book series in labour law. Read more

Associate Professor, Public Law.

She took part in a variety of national research also interdisciplinary projects.
She is the author of two monographs and the writer of numerous essays and articles published in scientific journals and in collective works.
In the context of public and constitutional law her major research fields are: courts and direct application of the Constitution; fundamental rights and “new rights”; bioethics and bio-law issues; decision-making techniques used by the Constitutional Court; relations between State and Regions concerning the division of legislative competences. Read more

Researcher, Contemporary History.

She is a member of the organizing committee of the annual seminars programme “I Mercoledì di Scienze politiche” and a member of the committee responsible for the communication strategy of DISP and for incoming students’ orientation. Her published work is focused on the history of racism and eugenics in the first half of the 20th century. Her current research interests include women’s history, especially in regards to demographic and reproductive politics in the twentieth century. Read more

Associate Professor, Private Law.

Member of the Coordination Committee of LEPA. Member of the Research Committee and Erasmus Committee of the Department of Political Sciences. Member of the Council of the Centre of Legal Studies on Consumers’ Rights of the University of Perugia. She has participated in several research projects both at national and international level, building up collaborations between the University of Perugia and other foreign Universities. She has taught as Visiting Scholar in various Universities abroad. She is author of many publications, including three books and numerous papers published also in international journals. Her main fields of research are: Fundamental Rights, Family and Minors, in particular human assisted reproduction; Law of Contracts, with specific regards to Consumer Rights. Read more