Dr Dardanelli has been a research fellow at Harvard University, the University of Berne, Switzerland, the Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales in Madrid, the Institut d’Estudis Autonòmics (now Institut d’Estudis de l’Autogovern) in Barcelona, and the Centro de Estudios Andaluces in Seville, all in Spain, and a visiting professor at the University of Cologne, Germany, and the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain.
His research explores the causes and consequences of territorial structuring of political systems. Dr Dardanelli’s research has been funded by the ESRC, the British Academy, the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the São Paulo Research Foundation,the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Forum of Federations, the Institut d’Estudis Autonòmics, Presence Switzerland, and the James Madison Charitable Trust.
He is the lead investigator behind the De/Centralisation Dataset (DcD), and is the author of Restructuring the European State (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017), Between Two Unions: Europeanisation and Scottish Devolution (Manchester University Press, 2005), and articles in European Political Science Review, Political Studies, Acta Politica, Swiss Political Science Review, Party Politics, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, and Nations and Nationalism, among others.
Dr Dardanelli has advised the UK Cabinet Office, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Scottish Parliament, the City of London Corporation, the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK, Switzerland’s Conference of Cantonal Governments, and has collaborated with the OECD and the Forum of Federations.
He is currently Chair of IPSA’s research committee on Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance (RC28), co-Editor of Routledge’s Studies in Federalism and Decentralization book series, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Swiss Political Science Review, and Kent’s Official Representative on the ECPR.
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Available for: Press Radio TV Electronic media Briefings Reports Dr Dardanelli has advised institutions such as the Cabinet Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Scottish Parliament the City of London Corporation, and the Swiss Embassy in the UK. He has also provided expert commentary for a range of international media, including BBC News 24, BBC Radio 4, The Economist, The Times, European Voice, SwissInfo, Rzeczpospolita, South China Morning Post, and Sankei Shinbum, among others. Expertise: State structures (regional and local government, devolution, federalism, secession) Nationalism Democracy Regional expertise: Western Europe Country expertise: Belgium Italy Spain Switzerland United Kingdom Languages: French (fluent) Italian (native) Spanish (intermediate)
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- State structures: de/centralization, federalism, confederalism, devolution, regional government, local government, secession
- Nationalism: national identity, state and regional nationalism, regional-nationalist parties, language and nationalism
- Democracy: parties, accountability, legitimacy, multilingual democracy, direct democracy
- European politics: especially state restructuring
- Why De/Centralisation in Federations?, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the Swiss National Science Foundation.
- An Instrument of Centralisation? The Politics of Conditional Grants in Federal States, funded by the British Academy.
Dr Dardanelli is interested in supervising research in comparative politics, in particular projects related to state structures and their evolution over time. His main regional expertise is Western Europe. Methodologically, he is mainly interested in supervising projects based on a qualitative or a mixed-method approach, especially so if employing methods such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Comparative Historical Analysis.back to top