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Edoardo Bressanelli (PhD, EUI) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative Political Studies, European Union Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of European Public Policy, among others. He is the author of two books – including ‘Europarties after enlargement. Organisation, Ideology and Competition’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) – and the editor of five special issues.


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.

PhD Supervision

Edoardo is currently acting as the second supervisor of Michele Scotto di Vettimo.

Expertise and public engagement

Edoardo frequently contributes to several media outlets, including the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CCTV, CNBC, Danish Radio, De Tijd, Les Echos, Linkiesta, France 24, Radio Popolare, Radio Rai, Radio Radicale, Radio24, Reuters, IlSole24Ore.


He has authored the report “Investing in destabilisation: How foreign money is used to undermine democracy in the EU” for the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union (INGE) of the European Parliament.