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Postal address: Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre |Historical Archives of the European Union |Villa Salviati | Via Bolognese 156 |50139 Florence – Italy
Luciano Bardi (PhD: The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore) is Part-time Professor at the European University Institute’s Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre where he is the Coordinator of the research project on “The EEP Group’s contribution and impact on key episodes in the development of the European integration process and of the directly elected European Parliament”; he is also the Co-Founder (with Peter Mair) and President of the Observatory on Political Parties and Representation now at the University of Pisa.
He has been Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Pisa and at the University of Bologna as well as visiting professor and fellow at numerous universities in Europe and North America. He was also the Coordinator of the first Survey of Members of the European Parliament as well as of the first Survey of the European Executive Commission both conducted by the European University Institute. He has been the recipient and winner of many research grants and tenders (awarded by NSF, CNR, MIUR, European Parliament, and other issuing agencies). He is the Editor of the Political Science book series of Pisa University Press. He as acted as consultant or expert for the Italian Senate, the UK House of Lords, the European Parliament, the European Commission and numerous other institutions. He was member (2006-2012) and Chair (2009-2012) of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
His main research interests include political parties at national and European level, party systems, elections, democracy and representation in the European Parliament. He has published extensively in the field of Comparative European Politics, specifically on institutions, policies and democratic governance of the European Union, foreign policy, Euroscepticism, as well as political parties and party systems especially at European Union level.