Roberto Baldoli

Department: Politics
Discipline: Politics
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for European Governance / Political Theory

Project Summary

My doctoral dissertation revolves around the works and legacy of the philosopher, political activist and educator Aldo Capitini. Inspired by Mazzini and Christ, St. Francis of Assisi and Gandhi, he developed a theory of individual and collective liberation through nonviolence and ‘open religion’ during and after the Second World War.

Supervisory Team

Prof. Claudio Radaelli (first supervisor) and Dr. Andrew Schaap

Wider Research Interests

I am interested in Nonviolence, Just War Theory, Popular Sovereignty, Political Realism, History of Political Philosophy, European Union.

Authored Publications/Reports

Baldoli, Roberto (2015) Shaping a Collaboration: The Spitzenkandidaten Procedure as a Transparent Best Practice, ISL Working Papers, 1, 1-20

Baldoli R., Gänzle, S., and Michael Shackleton (4th August 2014) Overthrowing Secrecy: The Spitzenkandidaten experiment and a New Chance for a European Party System, CEPS Commentary

Baldoli Roberto (2013) “Thence We Came Forth to Rebehold the Stars”: A First Assessment of the European Citizens’ Initiative, European Journal of Risk Regulation, 1/2013, 82-86

Baldoli, R. (2016) Maia Carter Hallward and Julie M. Norman, eds. Understanding Nonviolence: Contours and Contexts. Cambridge: Polity, 2015 , Peace & Change, 41, 259-61