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Edoardo Bressanelli is Senior Lecturer in European Politics. He received his PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence. He also completed a MA and a BA in Political Sciences and International Relations from the University of Pisa and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. Before moving to King's, Edoardo was a post-doc fellow at LUISS Guido Carli – School of Government in Rome, and taught European politics at James Madison University. He joined King’s College London as a Lecturer in European Politics in September 2013.


Edoardo's main research interests and areas of expertise are on the EU institutions and decision-making, political parties and party systems, and Italian politics.


Over recent years, Edoardo has taught courses on EU integration, political parties, British, Italian and comparative politics. He is currently teaching the following modules:

PhD Supervision

Edoardo is interested in supervising dissertation in the above areas of research. He is currently supervising:

Margherita de Candia - "Puppets or Actors? How National Parties Control their Members in the European Parliament"

Hilary Manning - "Understanding the Impact of Procured Expertise on the European Commission's Development of Policies"

Michele Scotto di Vettimo - "The accountability of the European governance system"

Stella Gianfreda (visiting student, SSSUP) - "The impact of immigration on political representation"

Expertise and public engagement

Edoardo is a regular contributor to several media outlets, including the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CCTV, CNBC, Danish Radio, De Tijd, La Nazione, Les Echos, Linkiesta, France 24, Radio Popolare, Radio Rai, Radio Radicale, Radio24, Reuters, IlSole24Ore.

He has co-authored the report “Political Parties and Political Foundations at European Level. Challenges and Opportunities” for the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament.