Hello and welcome to my personal web site!
My name is Alessandro Pellegata and I am Assistant Professor (tenure-track position) of Political Science at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan.
Previously, I had research fellowships at the University of Milan (2011-2015; 2016-2018) and at the University of Siena (2015-2016).
Since July 2019 I am involved in the ERC funded project "Policy Crisis and Crisis Politics. Sovereignty, Solidarity and Identity in the EU post-2008" (SOLID) supervised by prof. Maurizio Ferrera (UNIMI), prof. Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) and prof. Waltraud Schelkle (LSE).
I am a member of the editorial board of EUVisions, an online observatory that tracks ideas, discourse and politics of social Europe for which I am also a senior public opinion analyst and researcher.
My main research interests are in the field of comparative politics, in particular electoral competition and government alternation, political representation, political support, Euroscepticism and European solidarity, political corruption.
With Giovanni Carbone (University of Milan) I have developed the Africa Leadership Change (ALC) dataset, that tracks all the leadership changes occurred in sub-Saharan African countries since 1960. In March 2020 Giovanni Carbone and I have published our book entitled "Political Leaders in Africa. Leaders and Development South of the Sahara" (Cambridge University Press). By making use of the ALC dataset we have investigated the association between different modes of leadership changes and the developmental performance of sub-Saharan African countries.
In these pages you can find my C.V., publications, work in progress and several useful links that you can use for your research.