paolo spada

Member Since: 
Oct 23 '12

I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Bologna University in 2006 and my Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in May 2012. Between 2011 and 2013 I was a fellow in the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. Between 2013 and 2015 I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. I am currently working at the University of Southampton managing a citizens' assembly.

My research explores the diffusion and impact of governance innovations aimed at deepening democracy in Public Administration, Parties and Organizations (Democratic Innovations). Combining large surveys, field experiments, quantitative and qualitative analysis in a comparative perspective, I have examined cases ranging from Brazil, Italy, the United States, Cameroon, Iceland and Canada.

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