Andrea L. P. Pirro is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore. He holds an M.A. in Politics from the University of Sheffield and a Ph.D. in Comparative and European Politics from the University of Siena. He is joint convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy. His research interests include the relation between extremism and democracy, populism, Euroscepticism, social and political change in Europe, party politics, and social movements. His work appeared in different international peer-reviewed journals as well as a number of edited volumes. He is the author of The Populist Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe: Ideology, Impact, and Electoral Performance (Routledge, 2015) and co-editor of Special Issues of PACO – Partecipazione e Conflitto (2017, with Donatella della Porta and Loris Caruso), Politics (forthcoming, with Paul Taggart and Stijn van Kessel), and European Societies (forthcoming, with Pietro Castelli Gattinara). He is a regular media commentator on populist and radical politics.
Research interests: radicalism, populism, euroscepticism, and political partiesHome page
Edited Volume - 2018
Monograph - 2018