• About SNS

    The Scuola Normale Superiore is a public institute for higher education that in its two centuries of life has earned itself a special place, both in Italy and abroad, a place characterised by merit, talent and scientific rigour.  Two types of course are available: the undergraduate course and the PhD course.The teaching activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, placed in Pisa, and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. 

  • Admission

    The evaluation for entrance to the first year of the undergraduate course does not include the high school leaving certificate, and the bachelor's degree is not taken into consideration in the entrance examination for the fourth year course. For each PhD course, candidates’ level of competence, talent, motivations and aptitudes to scientific research will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications and research project and an interview.

  • Academics

    The Scuola Normale Superiore offers two types of course: the undergraduate course, leading to first and second level university degrees, and the PhD course, the international equivalent of the Italian Dottorato di ricerca.The teaching and research activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences.The first two academic structures, housed at the Pisa site, organize courses for both the  undergraduate course and the PhD course. The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, situated in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, deals only with the PhD course.

  • Research

    A highly qualifying feature of the Normale way is the strong link between teaching and research that is a characteristic of both the undergraduate and the graduate programmes of the Scuola. The research structures of the two Faculties welcome students with a relevant study interest, enabling them to collaborate in a mature way with the activities of the researchers.

  • International

    The Scuola Normale is an institute of a decidedly international nature. Examinations for admission to the undergraduate degree course and for the PhD course are open to all citizens worldwide. A certain number of places on the PhD course are reserved for students from other countries. During the pre laurea and  post lauream teaching courses, study and research programmes are made available at overseas universities and research centres with which the Scuola forms an intense network of collaboration.  The doctorate course in particular is taught in a veritable graduate school in line with the highest international standards. 

Capano Giliberto
Prof. Giliberto Capano
Full Professor
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Tel. +39 055 2673 332
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Palazzo Strozzi

Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali
Piazza degli Strozzi, 1
50123, FIRENZE

Education:

Laurea cum laude in Political Sciences, University of Trieste
Phd in Political Science, University of Florence

Academic positions

2014 (1/10) Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Scuola Normale Superiore, seat of Florence
2000-2014 Professor of  Political Science and Public Policy, University of Bologna at Forlì
1998-2000 Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Bologna at Forlì
1992-1998 Assistant Professor, of Political Science, University of Bologna at Forlì

Institutional Positions

2014- … Coordinator of the PhD programme in political Science and Sociology, Scuola Normale Superiore and University of Bologna
2010-2013 Director of the PhD programme in Political Science at the Italian Institute of Humanities (a joint degree with the Universities of Bologna, Padua, Neaples “Federico II”)
2009-2014      Chair of the Internal Audit Unit of the University of genova
2005-2007 Director of the PhD programme in Political Science, University of Bologna
2003-2009 Dean of the II Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna at Forlì (member of the Academic Senate of the University of Bologna)
2006-2008 Co-director of the ECPR European Summer School in Policy Analysis
2000-2003 Director of the undergraduate course “Management and Public Policy”, University of Bologna at Forlì.
2001-2002 Director of the European Master in Politics and Administration, University of Bologna at Forlì

Teaching activities

Undergraduate courses: Public administration, Public Policy, Comparative Public Policy, Italian Political System.
Masters’ courses:  Theories of European Integration, Political Theory, Public Policy Theories, Comparative Public Policy; Legislative Behaviour, Models and Strategies of Governance
PhD  courses: Theories for Political analysis, Public Policy Theories,  Theories of Public Policy and governance, Comparative Public Policy.

Research Interests
Budgetary process; administrative reform; comparative higher education policy; legislative behaviour; theories of policy change; the role of interests’ groups in policy-making; governance theories; policy instruments.

Publications