I am Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences (Dispoc) and take part in the research activities of CIRCaP - Centre for the Study of Political Change (, of which I was Scientific Secretary (2005-2009).

I teach European Union Politics (LM-52) and, in the years 2016-2018, I acted as coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module “EUReACT” (REpresentation in the EU:ACTing Multilevel Democracy), co-financed by the European Commission ( In 2010-2013, I also coordinated the Master Politics and Society in Europe (MAPSiE).

Starting from AY 2020/21, I am teaching Public Policy Analysis (LM-63) too.

Research interests: Europeanization of public policies, multilevel governance, better regulation and impact analysis, administrative reforms.

Office hours

  • Monday from 16:30 to 17:30
    Place: Presidio Mattioli stanza 14 (1° piano) oppure online
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  • Tuesday from 12:00 to 13:00
    Place: Presidio Mattioli stanza 14 (1° piano) oppure online
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PLEASE NOTE: Office hours for students are by appointment: please send an email to

On request, meetings can take place from remote sessions. It is possible to agree different office hours from that scheduled.

Teaching activities


To attend virtual classes students must enter this link:

However, students are reminded that from 27/9/2021 classes are in presence again.

Completion accademic year: 2022/2023

Course year: 1 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) INTERNATIONAL STUDIES A.Y. 2022/2023
Course year: 1 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) SCIENCE OF ADMINISTRATIONS A.Y. 2022/2023


Ultime pubblicazioni:

  • Cavatorto, S., De Giorgi, E., Piccolino, G. (2021). Next Generation EU nel governo parlamentare italiano. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI POLITICHE PUBBLICHE(3), 377-403. - view more
  • Cavatorto, S., Cotta, M., Russo, F. (2020). When the Going Gets Tough: Who should take responsibility in times of crisis – European or national institutions?. In M. Cotta, P. Isernia (Eds) (a cura di), The EU through Multiple Crises. Representation and Cohesion Dilemmas for a “sui generis” Polity (pp. 133-157). Lonfra : Routledge. - view more
  • Cavatorto, S., La Spina, A. (2020). The Politics of Public Administration Reform in Italy. London : Palgrave Macmillan [10.1007/978-3-030-32288-5]. - view more
  • Cavatorto, S. (2019). Depoliticizzazione e (ri)politicizzazione nelle crisi della governance europea. In G.M. Ernesto d'Albergo (a cura di), Politica e azione pubblica nell'epoca della depoliticizzazione. Attori, pratiche e istituzioni (pp. 15-34). Roma : Sapienza Università Editrice [10.13133/9788893771238]. - view more
  • Cavatorto, S. (2017). Politicisation of the EU and the Parliamentary Arena: Italy in Times of Economic Crisis. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI POLITICHE PUBBLICHE, 1(1), 137-168 [10.1483/86182]. - view more