About the Author
Alberto Martinelli is Professor of Political Science and Sociology, University of Milan, where ince 1969 he has taught Economic Sociology, Political Science and Global Politics. Between 1987 and 1999 he has been Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Milan. For almost 40 years he has been very active in teaching, pure and applied research, publishing, international scientific cooperation, and government consulting. At present, he is President of the Degree course in Political Sciences and of the Master course in Comparative Institutions and Politics.