Mosca, Lorenzo

Full Professor

State University of Milan, Italy


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2006/2007

Ph.D. Institution

University of Florence, Italy


Lorenzo Mosca is Associate Professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence. During the past years he has been involved in several national and European research projects such as “Europub.Com - The Transformation of Political Mobilisation and Communication in European Public Spheres” (FP5), “Demos - Democracy in Europe and the Mobilization of Society” (FP6), “Younex - Youth, unemployment, and exclusion in Europe” (FP7).
His research interests are mostly focused on political communication, online politics, political participation and social movements. He has been among the promoters of the ECPR Standing group on Forms of Participation (nowadays Participation and Mobilization). During the past years, he has coordinated the sections on “Participation and Social Movements” and on “Political Communication” of the Italian Political Science Association and has been among the founding members of the Italian Journal Partecipazione e Conflitto.
Since 2009 he coordinates the research group on “Politica Online e Nuovi Media” based at the Istituto Carlo Cattaneo of Bologna, focusing most of its activities on online electoral campaigns in Italy. His recent research includes “Subterranean politics” in Italy; anti-austerity movements in Italy; the online dimension of local Italian elections between 2010 and 2012; the five-star movement. .

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