Alessandro Pellegata Curriculum Vitae

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Place and date of birth: Magenta (MI), 17 November 1981 Nationality: Italian

CONTACT INFORMATION University of Siena

Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences Via Pier Andrea Mattioli 10

53100 Siena (IT) Tel: +39 0577 234752 Fax: +39 0577 234739 E-mail: alessandro.pellegata@unisi.it Website: alessandropellegata.weebly.com CURRENT POSITION

2015 - present Research Fellow, Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences, University of Siena.

PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND ACTIVITIES

2011 – 2015 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan (Italy).

2014 (April) Expert coder for Italian parties, EUvox2014 (http://www.euvox2014.eu/). 2011 (Feb-Apr) Research assistant in the project “The effects of democratization on social

welfare: a comparative analysis of new democracies” co-financed by the Italian Ministry for Research and Higher Education (PRIN 2008, Protocol 2008WPTS99_001, Principal Investigator: prof. Giovanni Carbone), University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Sciences.

2010 (Sep-Dec) Research assistant in the project “Agenda control and veto powers in the Italian legislative process.” co-financed by the Italian Ministry for Research and Higher Education (PRIN 2007, Protocol 2007SCRWT4_001, Principal Investigator: prof. Marco Giuliani, University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Sciences.

EDUCATION

2010 Ph.D. in Political Studies, Graduate School in Social Economic and Political Sciences, University of Milan (Italy). Dissertation title: Government

Alternation and its Implications on Democratic Performance. Supervisor: prof.

Francesco Zucchini.

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ADDITIONAL TRAINING

2008 Visiting Student, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

2008 16th Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies, University of

Oslo, Norway (course attended: Research Design).

2007 40th Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection,

University of Essex, Colchester, UK (courses attended: Mathematics for Social Sciences; Theory of Regression; Analysis of time series data: non-stationarity, volatility, VARs and cointegration).

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

2015 - present “The Evolution of Policy Mood in Italy”, Principal Investigator: prof. Paolo Bellucci).

2010 – present “The economic, social and political consequences of democratic reforms. A quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis.” co-financed by the European Research Council (Grant agreement no. 262873, “Ideas”, European Commission 7th Framework Program, Principal Investigator: prof. Giovanni

Carbone).

2011 – 2013 “Institutional agenda setting: Actors, time, information.” co-financed by the Italian Ministry for Research and Higher Education (PRIN 2009, Protocol 2009TPW4NL_002, Principal Investigator: prof. Marco Giuliani).

2008 – 2009 “Agenda control and veto powers in the Italian legislative process.” co-financed by the Italian Ministry for Research and Higher Education (PRIN 2007, Protocol 2007SCRWT4_001, Principal Investigator: prof. Marco Giuliani). GRANTS AND AWARDS

2011 “Carlo Maria Santoro” Prize for the best paper presented by a young scholar at the XXIV Annual Conference of the “Società Italiana di Scienza Politica” (SISP). 2011 Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (two plus two years) co-financed by

University of Milan, Regione Lombardia and European Social Fund.

2011 Nominated by the Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences Steering Committee to participate at the selection for the ECPR Jean Blondel Prize for the best PhD dissertation in Political Science.

2008 Scholarship financed by Cariplo Foundation and conferred by the University of Milan for a research period spent at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (August-December 2008).

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2006 Three-years scholarship financed by the Italian Minister of Higher Education to attend the PhD program in Political Studies at the Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences of the University of Milan.

2006 Scholarship conferred by the University of Milan for the formation of young promising scholars at the Department of Social and Political Sciences under the supervision of professor Marco Giuliani.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015 “Democracy, electoral competition and control of corruption in comparative perspective”, Master in “Analysis, Prevention and Contrast of the Organized Crime and Corruption”, University of Pisa.

2009 – present Teaching assistant for undergraduate course “Politics, Institutions and Development”, University of Milan.

2012 – 2013 Teaching assistant for undergraduate course “Geopolitics”, University of Milan. 2011 – 2012 Teaching assistant for undergraduate course “Political Science”, University of

Milan. RESEARCH INTERESTS

The effects of electoral competition and government alternation on political performance and democratic quality; democracy and democratization; causes and consequences of political corruption; legislative studies; public opinion.

PUBLICATIONS

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

2015 Pellegata, A. and V. Memoli. “Can corruption Erode Confidence in Political Institutions among European Countries? Comparing the Effects of Different Measures of Perceived Corruption”, in Social Indicators Research, first published online on July 10 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-1036-0.

2015 Pellegata, A. “Assessing the Complex Relationship between Government Alternation and Ideological Congruence”, in International Political Science

Review, first published online on July 3 2014, DOI: 10.1177/0192512114539435.

2015 Mesiti, M., A. Pellegata and P. Perlasca. “Making the Analysis of the Italian Legislative System Easy: The ILMA Web Portal”, in Journal of Information

Technology and Politics 12(1): 88-102.

2014 Memoli, V. and A. Pellegata. “Corruption and EU Institutions: The Italians’ Opinion”, in Perspective on European Politics and Society 15(2): 165-182.

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2013 Pellegata, A. “Constraining Political Corruption: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Democracy”, in Democratization 20(7): 1195-1218.

2012 Borghetto, E., L. Curini, M. Giuliani, A. Pellegata and F. Zucchini) “Italian Law-Making Archive (ILMA): A New Tool for the Analysis of the Italian Legislative Process”, in Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica 42(3): 481-502.

2012 Pellegata, A. “L’alternanza dove non te l’Aspetti. L’Impatto dell’Alternanza di Governo sul Controllo della Corruzione Politica nelle Democrazie Consensuali” in

Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica 42(1): 93-114. Chapters in edited books

2011 Pellegata, A. “Cacciare i Mascalzoni: Alternanza Politica e Corruzione”, in Gianfranco Pasquino and Marco Valbruzzi (Eds.). Il Potere dell’Alternanza.

Teorie, Ipotesi e Ricerche sulle Alternanze di Governo. Bologna: Bononia

University Press , pp. 37-61.

Working papers and other publications

2014 Pellegata, A. “Challenges and Traps for Italy’s New Renzi Government”, Front

Page, online section of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 1 April

2014.

Available from: http://journal.georgetown.edu/2014/04/01/challenges-and-traps-for-italys-new-renzi-government-by-alessandro-pellegata/

2009 Pellegata, A. “Democracy, Government Alternation and Political Corruption”,

GSSEPS Working Paper Series, 6/2009.

WORKS UNDER REVIEW AND IN PROGRESS

- (with S. Splendore) “Media and Corruption: The Other Way Round. Exploring Macro Determinants of Journalists’ Perceptions and Accountability and Professional Autonomy”. (Revise and resubmit by an international peer-reviewed journal)

- (with V. Memoli) “Corruption and Satisfaction with Democracy: The Mediating Role of Electoral Disproportionality and Personal Vote”. (Revise and resubmit by an international peer-reviewed journal)

- (with G. Carbone) “The Africa Leadership Change Dataset”. (Under review by an international peer-reviewed journal)

- (with G. Carbone) “Leadership Changes and Social Welfare in sub-Saharan Africa”. (Under review by an international peer-reviewed journal)

- (with A. Pedrazzani and L. Pinto) “Economic crisis and lawmaking. The impact of crisis on legislative agenda in Italy (2008-2013)”. (First draft)

- (with E. Borghetto) “Exploring Bill Winnowing in the Italian Chamber of Deputies (1996-2012)”. (First draft)

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SELECTED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

2014 (with G. Carbone) “Multiparty Elections, Leadership Turnovers and Social Welfare in sub-Saharan Africa”, 4th Annual Conference of the European Political

Science Association (EPSA), Edinburgh (UK), 19-21 June 2014 and XXVIII Annual Conference of the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica, University of Perugia, Perugia (Italy), 11-13 September 2014.

2013 (with E. Borghetto) “Exploring Bill Winnowing in the Italian Chamber of Deputies (1996-2012), XXVII Annual Conference of the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica, University of Florence, Florence (Italy), 12-14 September 2013. 2013 (with V. Memoli) “Electoral Systems, Corruption and Satisfaction with

Democracy”, XXVII Annual Conference of the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica, University of Florence, Florence (Italy), 12-14 September 2013 and 3rd General

Conference of the European Political Science Association, Barcelona (Spain), 20-22 June 2013.

2012 (with V. Memoli) “Can Corruption Erode Confidence in Political Institutions Among European Countries? Comparing the Effects of Different Measures of Perceived Corruption, XXII World Congress of the International Political Science Association , Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spain), 8-12 July 2012.

2012 “Assessing the Degree of Political Responsiveness in Contemporary Democracies. The Complex Relationship between Government Alternation and Ideological Congruence, 2nd General Conference of the European Political Science

Association, Berlin (Germany), 21-23 June 2012.

2011 “Government Alternation: A ‘New’ Explanatory Factor of the Quality of Democracies, I IPSA-ECPR Joint Conference, University of Sao Paulo (Brasil), 16-19 February 2011.

2010 “Throw the Rascals Out: Gli Effetti dell’Alternanza di Governo sul Controllo della Corruzione Politica, XXIV Annual Conference of “Società Italiana di Scienza Politica” (SISP), IUAV University, Venice (Italy), 16-18 September 2010.

2010 “The Effects of Government Alternation on the Capacity of Political Systems to Constrain Corruption, 3rd ECPR Graduate Conference, Dublin City University,

Dublin (Ireland), 30 August – 01 September 2010.

2009 “The Effects of Democracy on the Quality of Governance”. Evidence on the Capacity of Political Systems to Constrain Corruption, XIII Annual Conference of “Società Italiana di Scienza Politica” (SISP), LUISS University, Rome (Italy), 17-19 September 2009.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

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Representation”, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), 14-15 July 2014.

2014 Permanent Seminar of Political Theory, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia (Italy), 8 April 2014.

2013 “How Do the Electoral Systems and the Party Systems Affect the Satisfaction with Democracy?”, King’s College, London (UK), 1 February 2013.

DATASETS

- Co-manager of the Italian Law-Making Archive (ILMA) developed by the Centre for the Observation of Legislatures (COoL). Available at www.socpol.unimi.it/ilma.

- Government Alternation in contemporary democracies. - (with G. Carbone) Africa Leadership Change (ALC). PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Languages: ITALIAN (Native speaker); ENGLISH (Fluent reading and writing); SPANISH (Basic knowledge)

Statistical software: SPSS, STATA (advanced level); R (basic level);

Database management system: MySQL Workbench (basic level); PhpMyAdmin (basic level); PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE

Panel chair

Annual Conference Italian Political Science Association (SISP) 2013 Annual Conference European Political Science Association (EPSA) 2014

Discussant

Annual Conference European Political Science Association (EPSA) 2014

Reviewer, article manuscript

Democratization; International Political Science Review; Italian Political Science Review-Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica; Social Indicators Research.

University Service

Examiner for the admission of new students (TEC: Test delle conoscenze in ingresso) in the undergraduate courses at the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Milan, 2009-2011.

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