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Paolo Dardanelli

Visiting Scholar 2016-2017

Residency Dates: February 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017


Paolo Dardanelli

Paolo Dardanelli is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the University of Kent, United Kingdom. He earned his Ph.D. in Government at the London School of Economics. His research explores the structuring of political systems from a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective, with a particular focus on the forces determining change over time. He is currently joint principal investigator on the project ‘Why Centralization and Decentralization in Federations?’, funded by the UK’s Leverhulme Trust, the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the Forum of Federations.

During his stay at CES, Dardanelli will work on a project entitled ‘Exploring and Explaining Devolution in Europe, 1815-2015’, funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (Germany) and the James Madison Trust (UK).

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics, University of Kent


  • Paolo Dardanelli, Restructuring the European State: European Integration and State Reform (McGill-Queen's University Press, forthcoming 2017).
  • Paolo Dardanelli, “European Integration, Party Strategies, and State Restructuring: a Comparative Analysis”, in: European Political Science Review 6/2, 213-36.

Other Material

Political Science

Areas of Expertise:
Comparative Politics
European Politics
State structures

Research Topic:
Exploring and Explaining Devolution in Europe, 1815-2015