Bruno Marino is a PhD Candidate in Political Science and Sociology at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (Scuola Normale Superiore). His research interests include party organisations (i.e. party leader selection, candidate selection, intra-party democracy), political elites, electoral behaviour. In 2016, he was awarded, jointly with Vincenzo Emanuele, the ‘Carlo Maria Santoro Prize’ for the best paper presented at the 2015 Conference of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP). He has devised, along with Nicola Martocchia Diodati and Luca Verzichelli, the first ‘Personalisation of Party Politics Expert Survey’, a project aiming at studying the personalization of politics in Western Europe. He has also taken part in several Summer and Winter Schools in Political Methodology, focusing on quantitative methods. His contributions have appeared on the Italian Political Science Review, Regional and Federal Studies, and the Journal of Contemporary European Research. Link to pubblications:


Party leader selection; candidate selection; intra-party democracy; political elites; electoral behaviour.


  1. Martocchia Diodati, N. and Marino, B. (2017) ‘What difference does it make? Explaining the voting behaviour of Partito Democratico’s electorate and selectorate in 2013’, Italian Political Science Review / Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica 47(1), pp. 1-20; doi:
  2. Emanuele, V. and Marino, B. (2016) ‘Follow the Candidates, Not the Parties? Personal Vote in a Regional De-institutionalized Party System’, Regional & Federal Studies 26(4), pp. 531-544; doi:
  3. Emanuele, V., Maggini, N. and Marino, B. (2016) ‘Gaining Votes in Europe against Europe? How National Contexts Shaped the Results of Eurosceptic Parties in the 2014 European Parliament Elections’, Journal of Contemporary European Research 12(3), pp. 697-715; available at: