Current Institutional Affiliation
Professor, Sociology, University of Geneva

Award Information

International Dissertation Research Fellowship 1997
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Deliberative Union Democracy: Reconciling 'Insiders' and 'Outsiders' within the Italian Union Movement

Through a study of local unions in Italy, this research project tests the hypothesis that organized groups in which collective decisions are adopted through procedures “deliberative democracy” are more likely to develop and internalize some notion of the “general interest” (as opposed to purely particularistic interests) than groups in which collective decisions are taken non-democratically.