Mario Diani has been president of Euricse since June 2022. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Milan (1982) and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Turin (1987). A full professor of Sociology at the University of Trento since 2001, he was dean of the Faculty of Sociology from 2005-2008, and director of the Department of Sociology and Social Research from 2015-2021. Previously, he taught at Bocconi University in Milan (1988-1993), the University of Pavia (1993-1996) and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where between 1996 and 2001 he held the Chair of Sociology at the Department of Government, one of the most prestigious centers of policy research in Europe, where he was also director. From 2010 to 2012 he was Icrea Research Professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. The results of his studies on collective action have appeared in leading publications and journals including those by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, American Sociological Review and American Journal of Sociology.
His main and most recent publications include:
- della Porta D., Diani M., Social Movements (3rd edition), Oxford/Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2020 [1999; 2006].
- Diani M., The Cement of Civil Society: Studying Networks in Localities, New York/Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
- Beyond Tocqueville: Social Capital, Civil Society, and Political Process in Comparative Perspective, Edwards B., Foley M., Diani M. (eds.), Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2001.
- Diani, M., Ernstson, H., Jasny, L. 2018. “Right to the city and the structure of civic organizational fields: Evidence from Cape Town”. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 29: 637-652.
- Diani, M., Ernstson, H. and L. Jasny. 2022. “Civil society as networks of issues and associations: The case of food.” In Knowledge and Civil Society (Knowledge and Space, Vol 17), edited by Johannes Glueckler, Heinz-Dieter Meyer, and Laura Sarsuana. Cham: Springer.
- Diani, M. 2019. “Modes of coordination in political consumerist fields.” In The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism, edited by Magnus Boström, Michele Micheletti, and Peter Oosterveer. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 1-20.