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Roland Benedikter, PhD

Research Professor in residence, Multidisciplinary Political Analysis

1 Project leader, Europe's Constellation: Challenges and Debates on the Path Towards A Post-Crisis Arrangement

2 Project leader, Matteo Renzi’s Italy: Situation and Perspectives of the Third-Largest Eurozone Economy in Transition from the Second to the Third Republic. A Multidisciplinary Nation Study 





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Studies of Languages and Literatures at the University of Padova (Dottorato quadriennale, 110/110 cum laude), of Sociology (Dr. phil.) and Political Science (Dr. rer. Pol.) at the Free University of Berlin and of Educational Science (Dr. phil.) at the University of Innsbruck. Postgraduate Diplomas in Interdisciplinary Area Studies (USA, University of New Orleans; and South East Asia, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok), in Social and Cultural Psychology (University of Northampton) and in Research Methods in the Socio-Cultural Sciences (Georgetown University). 1995-2003 Secretary of the Regional Minister for Culture and Schooling for the German ethnic group of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol-Alto Adige (Italy), of the President of the Cultural Commission of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) and of the Vice President of the Federal Union of European National Minorities (FUEN), 2003-2009 Lecturer, Visiting Professor, fellow and researcher at the Universities of Vienna, Columbia New York, RMIT Melbourne, Georgetown and Founding External Advisor and Examiner of Social Studies Programs, University of Plymouth. 2009-13 Research Affiliate, The Europe Center, Stanford University, 2008-15 Research Scholar, Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2009-13 with duties as European Foundation Research Professor of Multidisciplinary Political Analysis in residence. Since 2017 Co-Head of the Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research Bozen-Bolzano, Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Northern Italy.

  • European Union
  • Italy
  • Regional Autonomies
  • European Transnational Minorities


See also - list of publications ad activities: 

Download presentation: The Italian General Elections of March 4, 2018: Results, Situation and Perspectives for Europe

  • Scientific Board, Austrian Society for European Politics
  • Trustee, Toynbee Prize Foundation Boston
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Harvard International Review 
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Welttrends. Zeitschrift für Internationale Politik
  • Senior Research Scholar, Council on Hemispheric Affairs Washington D.C. 
  • Full Member, Club of Rome
  • Ordinary Member of the German, Austrian and South Tyrolean (Italian) Associations of Political Science

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mariano barbato

Mariano Barbato, PhD

Heisenberg Fellow and Principal Investigator “Legions of the Pope. A Case Study in Social and Political Transformation (DFG – German Research Foundation)





Studies in Political Science, Modern History, and Philosophy at the LMU Munich (M.A. and Dr. phil.), Postgraduate Degrees in Theology (Bamberg) and Andragogy (HfP Munich), Venia Legendi for Political Science (Habilitation at the University of Passau). 2004-2007 DFG-Postdoc at the University of Bamberg; 2007-2008 Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence/Fiesole; 2007-2011 Akademischer Rat auf Zeit at the University of Passau (on leave 2009-2011); 2009-2010 Visiting Professor (Vertretung) for International Politics (Passau); 2010-2011 Visiting Professor (Vertretung) for International Relations (Darmstadt); 2011-2015 DAAD Professor (Langzeitdozent) and Founding Director of the Center for European Studies and International Relations (BBU Cluj-Napoca); since 2015 Heisenberg Fellow at the Center for Religion and Modernity WWU Munster; 2016/2017+2017 Visiting Professor (Vertretung) for International Relations (Kiel); since 2019 Associate Professor (apl. Prof.) for Political Science (Passau)

  • Multi- and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political and Social Sciences,
  • Political Sociology Political Theory,
  • International Relations,
  • European Studies

  • Mariano Barbato. Pilgrimage, Politics, and International Relations. Religious Semantics for World Politics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013/e-book 2012/2016 Paper back
  • Mariano Barbato. Regieren durch Argumentieren. Macht und Legitimität politischer Sprache im Prozess der europäischen Integration, Bd. 11 der Reihe Regieren in Europa, herausgegeben von Prof. Beate Kohler-Koch. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2005.
  • Mariano Barbato, Melanie Barbato and Johannes Löffler, eds. Wege zum digitalen Papsttum: Der Vatikan im Wandel medialer Öffentlichkeit. Frankfurt/Main: Campus, 2018.
  • Mariano Barbato and Robert Joustra (Guest editors/Introduction). Popes on the Rise: The Modern Papacy in World Affairs = Review of Faith and International Affairs/Special Issue, 15(4).
  • Mariano Barbato and Friedrich V. Kratochwil. Towards a Post-Secular Order?, in: European Political Science Review (2009) 1(3):317-340.
  • Mariano Pasquale Barbato. Keep the faith: Progress, social justice and the papacy. Globalizations 14.7 (2017): 1157-1171.
  • Mariano Barbato. What kind of person is the state? The pilgrim as a processual metaphor beyond the Leviathan. Journal of International Relations and Development 19.4 (2016): 558-582.
  • Mariano Barbato. Postsecular Revolution. Religion after the end of history, in: Review of International Studies (2012) 38(5):1079-1097.
  • Mariano Pasquale Barbato. Conceptions of Self for Post-Secular Emancipation: Towards a Pilgrims’s Guide to Global Justice, in: Millennium. Journal of International Studies (2010) 39(2) 547-564.
  • Mariano Barbato. Legionen des Papstes: Pilgermobilisierung als Machtgrundlage des Heiligen Stuhls in der Moderne, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 4/26, 2016: 375-396

  • Member of the Center for Religion and Modernity, WWU Münster
  • Associate Professor (apl. Prof.) for Political Science at the University of Passau, affiliated to the Jean Monnet Chair for European Politics

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