Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Francesca Gelli

 

curriculum vitae et studiorum

 

Francesca Gelli (1970)

 

Current position

Researcher and Assistant Professor in Political Science

Faculty of Regional Planning, University Iuav of Venice.

Coordinator of the Research Unit on Instruments and Strategies of Internalisation of Cities,

Center of Urban and Regional Policies, University Iuav of Venice, www.iuav.it

Senior Fellow at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft Justus-Liebig-Universität, Politische Italienforschung-PIFO, Gießen.

 

Address: Ca’ Tron, S. Croce 1957 - 30135 Venezia, Italia

Phone: + 39 041 257 2131  Fax +39 041 524 0403

mailto: fgelli@iuav.it.

 

Areas of expertise:

E.U. Public Policies;

Comparative Urban and Regional Politics;

Federalist Studies and Local Democracy;

Qualitative Methods of Analysis.

 

Graduate Education:

University of IUAV of Venice, Italy

M.A., 1995; Ph.D. in Regional Planning and Public Policies, 2000.

 

Undergraduate education:

Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello, Venezia: degree in Music, 1993.

Liceo Palmieri, Lecce: classical studies (5-year Liceum), 1988.

 

Selected Publications

 

Books, Monographs

- An alternative narrative of the Second Italian Republic: a view from the city. Contributions of American political science to the study of Italian urban politics, Politische Italien-forschung-PIFO, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Hrsg. von A. Grasse, 5/2009, pp.76.

- La democrazia locale tra rappresentanza e partecipazione (ed.), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2005.

- Politica & Politiche. Lo studio di caso? Una domanda di ricerca, Milano, Giuffrè, 2002, 261 pp.

- Politiche urbane e territoriali dell’U.E (ed.), Foedus (monographic special issue) 4/2002.

- Esperienze di Governo Locale. Quattro casi internazionali (Cardinali D., Fedeli V., Gelli F., Milanesi E. eds.),   Milano, Franco Angeli, 2002.

- Dal government alla governance nella regolazione locale: quale forma del piano? (Gelli F., Milanesi E., eds.),   Venezia, Quaderni IUAV 16/2002.

 

Chapters in Books

- (forthcoming) La programmazione dei fondi strutturali in Veneto, tra imperativi economici e domande di sostenibilità. L’implementazione leggera del DocUP 2000-6, in M. Cremaschi (ed.) Politiche, città e innovazione tecnologica. Programmi regionali tra retoriche e cambiamento, Donzelli, Roma 2009.

- (forthcoming) Democrazia e qualità democratica. Quali teorie (with L. Morlino), in Morlino L., Brunazzo M. (eds) Partecipazione e governance in Trentino: una ricerca sulla qualità della democrazia, il Mulino, Bologna, 2009.

- (forthcoming) La democrazia associativa e i suoi problemi. Un’inchiesta su soluzioni di governance e partecipazione in Trentino, in Morlino L., Brunazzo M. (eds) Partecipazione e governance in Trentino: una ricerca sulla qualità della democrazia, il Mulino, Bologna, 2009.

- (forthcoming) Gelli F., Grasse A.: Föderalismus, Regionen und Territorialität in Italien: Governance-Konzepte zwischen Markt und Staat, in: Glassmann, Ulrich/Köppl, Stefan/Rörig, Karoline (cur.): Länderbericht Italien, Bonn (Editore: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung).

- Le primarie comunali di Chioggia, in Pasquino G., Venturino F. (eds.) Le primarie comunali in Italia, il Mulino, Bologna, 2009, pp. 71-92.

- Dispositivi di democratizzazione: le Agenzie di Democrazia Locale come modello di azione? in: L. Pellizzoni (ed.) Democrazia locale. Apprendere dall’esperienza, Trieste, Univ. di Trieste e ISIG, 2007, pp. 205-250.

 

- Tre domande sul futuro delle politiche pubbliche, in C. Donolo (ed.) Il futuro delle politiche pubbliche, Bruno Mondadori, 2006, pp. 246-253.

- Dirigere e redigere, in F. Indovina, L. Fregolent, M. Savino (eds.) Nuovo Lessico Urbano, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2006, pp.72-81.

- Prove di governo regionale: il caso della Puglia. Appunti per una società pensante, in G. Gangemi (ed.), Le elezioni come processi. Nuove tecniche di indagine e nuovi ambiti di ricerca, Franco Angeli, 2006, pp. 155-198.

- “Nuovi soggetti dello sviluppo locale: l’esperienza del Gal Patavino da Leader II a Leader+”, in L. Vettoretto (ed.) Innovazione in periferia. Sfere pubbliche e identità territoriale dopo l’Iniziativa Comunitaria Leader, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2003, pp. 141-168.

- “Il caso del Presidio di San Francisco: analisi di un processo di decisione pubblica”, in D. Cardinali, V. Fedeli, F. Gelli, E. Milanesi (ed.) Esperienze di Governo Locale. Quattro casi internazionali, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2002, pp 221-294.

- “Comunità-Politica. La riscrittura della Carta Costituzionale del Veneto,  in B. Gelli, (editor), Comunità, rete. arcipelago. Metafore del vivere sociale, Carocci, Roma, 2002, pp. 135-149.

- “Il concetto di governance” (pp 10-12); “Le università come attori di politiche di sviluppo locale. L’esperienza del University-Oakland Metropolitan” (pp. 31-42) in F. Gelli, E. Milanesi (eds) Dal government alla governance nella regolazione locale: quale forma del piano?, Quaderni IUAV n° 16, Venezia, 2002.

-“Exploring governance. Suggestions from an Italian perspective”, Proceedings of the High Level Scientific Euroconference Regional Governance, University of Hanover 19-21 April 2001, pp. 46-52.

 

Articles in Journals

- Metaphors and Politics. An inquiry into the Political Discourse of the Italian Second Republic (with G. Gangemi), Foedus 22/2008.

- Idee e forme della governance tra razionalità strumentale e razionalità dei valori, Sociologia e politiche sociali, 2/2005.

- Se modernizzare stanca, bisogna danzarci attorno. Frammenti di sviluppo del Polesine, Foedus 14/2006, pp. 45-64.

- I progetti di territorio di 42 comuni in provincia di Padova, Verona e Vicenza, tra imperativi economici e sviluppo sostenibile, Foedus 11/2005, pp. 36-85.

- I malintesi della costruzione di un “modello-Illy” e della sua riproducibilità, Foedus 7/2003, pp. 87-103.

- Albert O. Hirschman, I progetti di sviluppo, Foedus Number 6/2003, pp. 91-96.

- Planning Systems in Italy within the context of new Processes of Regionalisation, International Planning Studies, 2/2001.

- Città-Arcipelago”, Foedus 1/2000, pp.88-97

 

On-line papers:

(2008, with L. Morlino) “Democrazia Locale e Qualità Democratica. Quali Teorie, Annual Conference of the Italian Political Science Society, University of Pavia, www.sisp.it

(2008) “Exploring urban power structures. Landmark case studies in perspective”, Panel on: Policy analysis and political theory: a view from the city, past and present, Italian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, University of Pavia, www.sisp.it

(2008) “Luci ed ombre sulla qualità della democrazia in Trentino”, International Final Conference on: La Qualità della Democrazia di Base in Trentino (research programme, with L. Bobbio, M. Brunazzo, S. Fabbrini, L. Morlino), www.provincia.trento.it; http://www.pifo.eu;

(2007), “Casi di elezioni primarie in Veneto”, Italian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, University of Catania 2007, www.sisp.it.

(2006) “Esplorando il nesso tra efficacia delle politiche pubbliche e qualità della democrazia”, Italian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, University of Bologna, www.sisp.it.

“Le elezioni primarie in Puglia: il caso Vendola”, Italian Political Science Association Annual Meeting,, University of Bologna, www.sisp.it.

(2006) “A Study concerning INTERREG practitioners experience”, CULTPLAN project (WP6), www.cultplan.org.

 (2005) “Uno spaccato su logiche e pratiche di rappresentanza degli interessi territoriali nell’UE, nell’intreccio di politica e politiche”, Italian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, University of Cagliari, www.sisp.it.

(2004) “Pregiudizi, malintesi, circoli viziosi del ragionamento su partecipazione e deliberazione nella progettazione delle politiche pubbliche. Riflessioni da esperienze di progetti di sviluppo territoriali”,  Italian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, University of Padua, www.sisp.it.

(2001, with G. Pinson) “Federalization Process, Participation and Democracy in Italy. The Examples of the Veneto Region Constitutional Chart and the City of Turin New Urban Policies”, ECPR, Workshop on Local Autonomy and Local Democracy. Exploring the Link, Grenoble, April 6-11, www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/events/jointsessions/paperarchive/grenoble/ws21/gelli_pinson.pdf .

(2001, with C. Tedesco) “Governments and Modes of Governance in the U.S. and European Cities. The Change in Urban Policies”, EuraConference: Area-based initiatives in contemporary urban policy, Copenhagen, May 17-19.

http://www.sbi.dk/eura/workshops/papers/workshop3/gelli.pdf

(2001) “Condizioni della partecipazione nelle politiche del locale. Aspetti teorici e pratici”, Panel on:

Associazionismo e cittadinanza nel policy making italiano, Italian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, University of Siena, www.sisp.it.

 

Presentations/Discussant (selection):

(July 2008), Senso e pratiche nella costruzione di scenari territoriali, Summer School Osservatorio sul Delta del Po, Università IUAV di Venezia.

(June 2008), Sull’approccio di policy, teorie rivali? Casi-studio e ipotesi di ricerca a confronto: "At the Pleasure of the Mayor: Patronage and Power in New York City, 1898-1958" (Theodore J. Lowi); "Leadership in a Small Town" (Aaron B.Wildavsky), Seminars taught (and paper delivered) at the Regional Planning and Public Policies PhD school, Department of Planning, University IUAV of Venice.

(May, 2008), Discussant at the Conference: Partecipazione e deliberazione pubblica, mappe e sentieri, Università di Napoli.

(March 2007) Le Agenzie di Democrazia Locale come modello di azione?, paper delivered at the Conference “Democrazia Locale. Apprendere dall’esperienza”, University of Trieste.

(December 2006), Partecipazione come maggiore democrazia tra istituzioni e cittadini e all’interno delle istituzioni, il caso della Regione Puglia, Seminario: “A che punto siamo? Come valutare i risultati delle esperienze partecipative messe in atto”, Corso di per sezionamento Post-Lauream, Azione Locale Partecipata, Università IUAV di Venezia.

(May 2005) La costruzione dei progetti di sviluppo territoriale attraverso forme di mobilitazione degli attori locali. L’approccio del deliberative public policy, paper presented at the Conference “Deliberazione e decisione. La democrazia deliberativa tra scelta razionale e nuove forme di governance”, Faculty of Political Science, University of Genova.

(May 2004), Pratiche” ed “Arene” deliberative: elementi di riflessione a partire da politiche europee, Seminar taught at the Regional Planning and Public Policies PhD school, Department of Planning, University IUAV of Venice.

(May 2004) Come si studiano le politiche europee, Seminar taught at the Regional Planning and Public Policies PhD school, Department of Planning, University IUAV of Venice.

(May 2003), with G. Gangemi,  Description of an hypothesis on direct, deliberative and participative democracy, paper presented at the Scientific Conference “Democracy and Globalisation” , University of Aalborg, Denmark.

(December 2003), Usi della deliberazione nel policy-design, Paper presented at the Research Conference on: “Scienze Cognitive e Scienza Politica”, Department of Psychology, University of Padua. 

(June 2002) Sicurezza umana e governance locale, paper presented at the Scientific Conference: Sicurezza e Ordine mondiale: la dimensione umana, Center on Human Rights, University of Padova.

(July 2002) How metaphors matter. The social construction of the metaphorical sense, paper presented at the ISPP Annual Meeting, Berlin.

(September 2002) Sulla costruzione ex post delle decisioni: un contributo alla analisi delle politiche pubbliche. Argomenti a sostegno e casi da interrogare, panel on “Teoria Politica e Professione della Scienza Politica. La democrazia discorsiva”, Italian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Genova.

(October 2002) From Leader II to Leader +. The case of the GAL Patavino, paper presented at the Scientific Conference: “Rethinking EU spatial policies as an hologram: actions, institutions, discourses”, University IUAV of Venice.

(October 2001) discussant  at the Panel on: Il territorio delle politiche europee, XXII Italian Regional Science Meeting, University of Venice.

(April 2001) Re-writing Regional Constitutional Chart. The case of Region Veneto, paper selected at the “High-Level Scientific EuroConference Regional Governance”, Hanover.

 (October 2000) Governments, governance and Planning Systems in Italy, paper presented at the International conference on Devolution and Spatial Planning, Cardiff University, “Department of City and Regional Planning”.

(September 2000) Le università come attori di politiche di sviluppo locale. L’esperienza del University-Oakland Metropolitan Forum, paper presented at the Conference: Dal government alla governance nella regolazione locale: quale forma del piano ?, Daest University IUAV of Venice.

(May 2000) The City without Walls’ Project, paper presented at the Workshop Urban Living in the 20th Century, Centre for the Study of Urban Culture, University of Nottingham, 19-21.

(April 2000) Building Cities in America. Città e federalismo in D. Elazar, paper presented at the Conference: Public Space, Private Lives, University of Padua.

 

Conference orgasisation:

Italian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Rome 16-19 September  2009, Panel: Elezioni primarie: partecipazione popolare o controllo dei partiti?.  Chairs: F. Gelli, S. Bolgherini. Discussants: G. Pasquino, C. Fusaro.

 

Conference: Università in trasformazione: governance e Ricerca, University IUAV of Venice, 14 May 2009.

 

Militarizzazione del territorio, diritti e governo locale, Venezia, Panel: Case-studies and experiences in Italy, 11-12 September 2009, University IUAV of Venice.

 

Italian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Pavia 4-6 September 2008. Panel (2 sessioni): Concezioni di democrazia e qualità. Chairs: F. Gelli e L. Morlino. Discussants: M. Ferrera, G. Moro.

 

Italian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Padua, 15-17 September 2004, Panel (3 sessioni): Forme e pratiche di democrazia locale. Chairs: F. Gelli, G. Pinson.

 

Conference: Dal government alla governance nella regolazione locale: quale forma del piano? Chairs: F. Gelli, E. Milanesi, Daest IUAV, 25-26 September 2000.

 

Courses Taught:

(A.A.: 2008-2009 / 2007-2008 / 2006-2007) “Policy Analysis and Public Administration” (undergraduate), Faculty of Planning, University IUAV of Venice;

(A.A.: 2008-2009 / 2007-2008 / 2006-2007) Assistant professor at the “Policy Design Laboratory” (graduate), Faculty of Planning, University IUAV of Venice;

(A.A.: 2005-2006 / 2004-2005) “Globalisation: Questions and Movements” (undergraduate), Faculty of Political Science, University of Padua;

(A.A.: 2005-2006 / 2004-2005) “Urban Planning”, Faculty of Sociology and Faculty of Engineering (graduate), University of Trento;

(A.A.: 2005-2006 /2004-2005) “Theories and Methods of Social Planning” (graduate), Faculty of Education, University of Lecce;

 (A.A.: 2004-2005/2003-2004)  “Theories of  the State and The Civil Society” (graduate) at the Faculty of Education, University of Trieste-Pordenone;

(A.A.: 2004-2005/2003-2004)  “Programmes of E.U. Initiative” (graduate) at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Padua;

(A.A.: 2003-4) “Public Policies Analysis” (undergraduate) at the Faculty of Planning, University of Venice;

(A.A.: 2004-2005 / 2003-2004 / 2002-2003/ 2001-2002) “E.U. Public Policies” (undergraduate) at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Padua;

 

Selected collaborations at National and European research-programmes

- (2008-2010) PRIN Research (Scientific Research Programmes of Relevant National Interest, Italian Ministry of Education):  “The Quality of Democracy in Europe”, Scientific coordinator: L. Morlino. Member of the research unit on at SUM – Italian Institute of Human Sciences, Florence.

- (2007-08) Working Group on “The Quality of Democracy in Trentino” (with L. Morlino, University of Florence, M. Brunazzo and S. Fabbrini, University of Trento, L. Bobbio, University of Turin).

- (2007-8) National Working Group on “Primary Elections in Italy “ (with F. Pasquino, University of Bologna, F. Venturino, University of Cagliari).

- (2006-7) “Planning Culture in Europe coping with cultural differences”, Interact Programme, European Cooperation project. Research Unities: Dp-University IUAV of Venice, Green Word Research, Alterra; Technische Universitat, Hamburg; Euroreg, Centre for regional and local studies, Warsaw University, Consorzio per lo Sviluppo del Polesine, Italia, Anem, Grecia.

- (2004-2007) Research Programme “Mare Hadriaticum Local Democracy Cross-Border Networks” (project supported by the EU Commission within the EU Initiative INTERREG IIIA Cross-border Adriatic Programme, Axis 3 “Co-operation strengthening actions”, Measure 2, action 4: “Implementation of initiatives in favour of local democracy”; “Institutional co-operation in support of the local democracy”.

- (2005-2006) Comparative analysis on the implementation of EU Structural Funds in four Italian Regions (Veneto, Piemonte, Toscana, Lazio), research-programme promoted by Dipartimento Politiche Sviluppo (Ministero Italiano dell’Economie e delle Finanze) and Iris Toscana. Scientific coordinators:  Massimo Bersan, Marco Cremaschi.

- (2002-2004) PRIN Research (Scientific Research Programmes of Relevant National Interest, Italian Ministry of Education): “Cognitive Sciences and Political Science”. Member of the Padua-Research Unity focused on the Subject: “Cognitive Sciences and Direct, Representative and Deliberative Democracy” (scientific coordinator G. Gangemi). Other research unities: Genova (National scientific coordinator M. Bonanni); Florence (scientific coordinator D. Della Porta); Trieste (scientific coordinator L. Pellizzoni); Messina (scientific coordinator A. Anastasi).

 

Individual Research and Scientific Coordination of Research programmes

- (2008-2010) Scientific Coordinator of the research-programme on “Instruments, Strategies, territorial effects  of the Internalisation of Cities in Veneto Region” (European Social Found Grants).

- (2003-2006) Research Fellowship (Department of Planning, Venice University). Title of the research-programme: “Territorial effects of E.U. Public Policies”.

- (2000-2002) Post-doctoral Fellowship (Department of Historical and Political Studies, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Padua). Title of the project: “Cities and Regions in Europe as a New Frontier for Democracy”.

- (2001-2002) Research Programme: “Young Researchers” (University of Padua). Title of the project: “The University as an Actor of Local Development Policies” (scientific coordination, with A. Tuzzi);

- (1999-2000) Research Programme “Young Researchers” (National Programmes supported by the Italian  Ministry of Education; University of Venice). Title of the project: “From Government to Governance in the Local Regulation” (scientific coordination, with E. Milanesi);

- (1996-2000) Ph.D. in Regional Planning and Public Policies (Department of Social and Economic Analysis, University of Venice). Title of the Project: “TheArchipelago-City: Lessons from Federalism”;

 

Research experiences in U.S.A.

- (August-November 1998: Ph.D. Programme, University of Venice). “The Presidio of San Francisco From Army Base to a National Urban Park. Case-study Analysis of a Participatory Public Process”. Department of City and Regional Planning, UCB (CA); tutor: Allan Jacobs;

- (August-September 2000: Research Programme “Young Researcher”, University of Venice). “Case-Study Analysis of the Community-Outreach Partnership Centers Federal Programme and Review of a Selected American Literature on the Argument. The University-Oakland Metropolitan Forum as an example”. Institute of Urban and Regional Planning, UCB, CA;

- (May-July 2001: Research Programme “Young Researchers”, University of Padua). “The Bay Area Alliance for a Sustainable Development  as a case-study”. Institute of Urban and Regional Planning, UCB, CA. Tutor: Judith Innes;

- (2002, June: Research Programme “Young Researchers”, University of Padua). “A Review of selected Literature on Federalism with a particular attention to the collaboration among D. Elazar, A. Wildavsky, and M. Douglas”. Meyner Center, Department of State and Local Government, Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Tutor: John Kincaid.

- (2008, February, PRIN Grants, University IUAV of Venice). Interviews on the uses of political culture and the federalist project of A. Wildavsky - M. Douglas - D..Elazar,  Institute of Governmental Studies, UCB, CA.

 

Professional Public Policy Analysis (main experiences)

- (Nov. 2002-Nov 2003) Expert Adviser on Cross-Border Regional Cooperation at the Friuli - Venezia Giulia Regional Planning Department (mainly assistance to the implementation of the Interreg E.U. Initiative);

- (June 2003-June 2004) Expert Adviser on Policies for a Sustainable Development, assistance to the local implementation of Leader + E.U. Initiative in the Veneto Region (“Gal Patavino”).

- (January 2006-November 2006) Expert Adviser on Participatory policies and e-democracy initiatives for the Apulia Regional Programming of Structural Funds, 2007-2013, at the Apulia Regional Active Citizenship Councillorship;

- (January 2007-December 2007)  Expert Adviser on Participatory policies for the Regional new Health Care Plan, at the Apulia Regional Active Citizenship Councillorship;

 

 

 

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