Ricercatore Tempo Determinato

Palazzo Strozzi

Dipartimento di Scienze politico-sociali
Piazza degli Strozzi, 1
50123, FIRENZE


Andrea Pritoni is Assistant Professor in Political Science in the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy), where he teaches ‘Interest groups in modern democracies’ (PhD Program in Political Science and Sociology). He earned his PhD in Political Science at the University of Bologna (2010), and spent three different periods of three months as a visiting researcher in the Centre for European Governance at the University of Exeter (2011), in the Observatoire Social Européen of Brussels (2013), and in the Goethe University of Frankfurt (2015). His main research interests are oriented towards Italian politics (governments and parties), interest groups and policy analysis (in particular with respect to the banking policy sector). He has recently published articles on ‘Contemporary Italian Politics’ (2014; 2016), ‘Comparative European Politics’ (2015), and ‘Italian Political Science Review’ (2015; 2017), as well as a monography on the Italian Association of Banks (2015) and an edited volume on the Italian political system (2017).

5 Most recent publications (already published, HARVARD Reference Style):

  1. Lizzi, Renata and Andrea Pritoni (2017), ‘The size and shape of the Italian interest system between the ‘80s and the present day’, Italian Political Science Review, (online publication first: March 2017; DOI: pp. 1-22.
  2. Pritoni, Andrea, Marco Valbruzzi and Rinaldo Vignati (eds) (2017), La prova del No. Il sistema politico italiano dopo il referendum costituzionale; Soveria-Mannelli (CZ): Rubbettino.
  3. Capano, Giliberto and Andrea Pritoni (2016), ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the ‘most’ reformist one of all? Policy innovation and design coherence of the Renzi government’, Contemporary Italian Politics, Vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 289-302.
  4. Baldini, Gianfranco and Andrea Pritoni (2016), ‘Il Labour da Miliband a Corbyn’, in G. Baldini (eds), La Gran Bretagna dopo la Brexit; Bologna: Il Mulino; pp. 143-163.
  5. Pritoni, Andrea (2016), ‘I primi mesi del governo Cameron II e la responsiveness dell’attività legislativa’, in G. Baldini (eds), La Gran Bretagna dopo la Brexit; Bologna: Il Mulino; pp. 85-103.

5 Relevant previous projects:

  1. Comparative Interest Group Survey – Italy (
  2. Comparing Governance Regime Changes in Higher Education: systemic performances, national policy dynamics, and institutional responses. A multidisciplinary and mixed methods analysis (PRIN 2015)
  3. Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science (COST CA15207)
  4. Interest Groups in Hard Times (LUISS Guido Carli)
  5. Interest Groups in Italian Politics: A ‘cautious comparison’ across countries and over time (Scuola Normale Superiore)


Comparative politics; Interest groups; Italian politics; Methodology; Higher education policy.