CV Luigi Pellizzoni

December 2022


Luigi Pellizzoni is full professor in Sociology of the environment and territory at the University of Pisa. His interests are located at the intersection of three main themes: a) ecological crisis, environmental governance and sustainability; b) the governance of science, technology and innovation; c) social conflicts, participation and deliberation. These issues are explored both empirically and in their implications for social and political theory. Emergent environmental and techno-scientific politics based on reframed ontologies and new forms of anticipatory governance are the focus of recent and ongoing research.

He is active at international level as member and session organizer at general and thematic conferences and workshops, including ISA (International Sociological Association), ESA (European Sociological Association), EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology) 4S (Society for the Social Study of Science), ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research), STS-Italia (Italian association for science and technology studies), AIS (Italian Sociological Association), SISEC (Italian Society for Economic Sociology), SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics), Research & Degrowth, Historical Materialism. In 1996, together with Giorgio Osti, he has launched the National Conferences on Environment and Society, and has been member of the organizing committee of all subsequent editions.

In 2017 he has launched the interdisciplinary research group and community of discussion “POE-Politics Ontologies Ecologies” (, of which he is the co-ordinator and which organizes an annual workshop gathering scholars from a variety of disciplines (sociology, political science and theory, anthropology, geography, philosophy, economics, history, STS, feminist studies etc.) on key and emergent topics such as the re-emergence of limits, value and things, ontologies of care and new extractivisms. POE organizes as well symposia with prominent scholars and an international summer school, which he also co-ordinates.

He has given lectures and keynote speeches at a number of institutions and international conferences, has a long experience as program and unit coordinator or senior researcher in national and international projects and has collaborated with various national and international institutions and administrations. Scientific appointments include editorships and memberships in the editorial board of various Italian and international journals, and memberships in the boards of Italian and international associations.

He authored more than 140 scientific publications. Scopus = h-index 14, citations 1436, documents 57; Google Scholar = h-index 27, citations 4002, g-index 61.

Academic appointments (selection)

2021- Member of academic board, Master II Level on Sustainable Development and Climate Change, University of Pisa

2020- Member of academic board, PhD Program in Political Sciences, University of Pisa

2017- Full professor in sociology of the environment and territory, University of Pisa

2016-20 Member of academic board, PhD Program in Sociology and methods for social research, Universities of Torino and Milano (State University)

2013 Habilitation to full professorship, sectors 14/C1 and 14/D1

2012 Visiting professor, Centre for the Study of Environmental Change (CSEC), Lancaster University, UK

2010-15 Coordinator, PhD program ‘Transborder policies for daily life’, International University Institute for European Studies (IUIES).

2007-13 Aggregate professor, PhD program Territorial planning and public policies, IUAV University, Venice.

2000-16 Associate professor in sociology, University of Trieste.

1993-00 Assistant professor (‘ricercatore’) in sociology, University of Trieste.

Teaching (main)

2020- Political Ecology, University of Pisa

2017- Sociology of the environment and territory, University of Pisa

2017-20 Sociology of participatory processes, University of Pisa

2017-21 Urban sociology, University of Pisa

2018- Sociology of Tourism, University of Pisa

2000-16 Environmental sociology, University of Trieste

2014-16 Political Sociology, University of Trieste

2000-16 Sociology of participatory processes, University of Trieste

2012-13 Sociology, University IUAV, Venezia.

2010-12 Sociology of science, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

2005-11 Environmental sociology, University IUAV, Venezia.

2000-04 Sociology of culture and communication, University of Udine.

1993-96 European Master in Environmental Management, European Association for Environmental Management Education (EAEME).

Supervising has been carried out for PhD Programs at the Universities of Trieste, Pisa, Milan State University, Milan Catholic University, Genova, IUAV Venice, EHESS Paris, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, European University Institute.

Journal reviewing (selection)

British Journal of Sociology, Environmental Politics, Environmental Values, European Journal of Social Theory, European Political Science Review, European Societies, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Risk Research, Land Use Policy, Nature and Culture, Policy Sciences, Theory Culture and Society, Social Movement Studies, Environmental Sociology, Futures, Ecological Economics, Democratization, Historical Materialism, Gaia, Science as Culture, Public Understanding of Science, Journal of Rural Studies, Stato e Mercato, Polis, Sustainability, Sociologica, Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, Sociologia Urbana e Rurale, Partecipazione e Conflitto, Journal of Classical Sociology, Archivio di Studi Urbani e Regionali, Mondi Migranti, Ragion Pratica.

Scientific appointments (selection)

2022- Editor, Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia

2022- Associate editor, Frontiers in Climate-Climate and Decision Making

2022- Editorial Board, Sociologia Urbana e Rurale

2021-2024 Executive Committee member and Vice-President of ESA (European Sociological Association)

2020-2023 Member of the Working Group ‘Journals Review’ ANVUR (National Agency for Universities and Research Institutes Evaluation), Area 14 (Social Sciences)

2020-2022 Board member, Territory Sociology Section, AIS

2020- Coordinator, Summer School ‘Politics Ontologies Ecologies’, Pisa University

2019 Coordinator, Summer School ‘Expertise at stake: technoscience and public participation in the post-truth age’, Pisa University

2017- Coordinator of the research group and community of discussion POE ‘Politics Ontologies Ecologies’

2016- Editorial board, Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia

2015- Editorial advisory panel, Science as Culture

2015- International advisory board, Tecnoscienza

2014-21 Editorial board, European Societies

2014- Editorial board, Environmental Sociology

2013-15 Editor, Sociologica

2013- Editorial Board, Scienze del territorio

2013-15 Executive committee member, ESA

2011-13 Executive committee member, ESA

2011- Advisory board, Territorial Studies Association

2009- Advisory board, Foundation ‘Volontariato e Partecipazione’, Lucca.

2007- Editorial board, Partecipazione e conflitto

2007- Editorial board, Sociologica

2004-07 Board member, Territory Sociology Section, AIS

2002-06 Board member, Environment and Society Research Committee (RC24) ISA

Keynote speeches and invited lectures (last 10 years, selection)

2022   International Workshop ‘Techno-scientific diplomacy and sustainability: space and earth observation, resource management and nuclear energy and climate change. A historical and interdisciplinary perspective on the dialogue between experts and decision-makers’, Villa Vigoni Centre for European Dialogue, 5-7 December.

2022   Festival of Sociology Lectio Magistralis, Narni, 7 October

2022 Seminar Law and the Material Turn, Minerva Center for Human Rights, The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, 17 February.

2021 Keynote speaker, Midterm Conference, AIS – Italian Sociological Association, Bergamo, 16-18 December.

2021 Plenary Speaker, 15th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Barcelona, 31 August-3 September.

2020 Academic Year Opening lecture, PhD Program ‘URBEUR’, University of Milano-Bicocca, November.

2019 WU University of Economics and Business, Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development, November.

2018 STS-Austria International Conference, Klagenfurt, September.

2018 Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, April.

2018 WU University of Economics and Business, Institut für Gesellschaftswandel und Nachhaltigkeit, Vienna, February.

2017 SNS Seminars, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, December.

2015 AIS Territory Sociology Section 5th Summer School on ‘Natural disasters, community resilience and socio-territorial design’, Mirandola, September.

2015 Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Florence, Seminars ‘Max Weber: 150 years anniversary’, April.

2015 European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization, Florence, 4 March.

2015 Academic Year Opening Lecture, PhD Program ‘Sociology and Methodology of Social Research’, University of Turin, January.

2013 Conference ‘Sociology at Sea’, Zadar, Croatia, September.

2013 11th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Turin, September.

2012 First European Conference on Pragmatism and American Philosophy, Rome, September.

Research (selection)

2021-23 Research Unit PI, project ‘Building local preparedness to global crises’, Cariplo Foundation Grants.

2018-20 PI, project ‘Science in question? The vax/no vax issue in sociological perspective’, University of Pisa, PRA grants.

2016-18 PI project ‘Energy and innovation between global flows and local circuits’, University of Trieste, FRA grants.

2014-16 Advisory board member, project ‘SEFIRA – Socio-economic implications for individual responses to air pollution policies’, European Commission VII Framework Programme.

2013-15 Research unit member, project ‘Sustainable everyday practices in the context of crisis in Italy: toward the integration of work, consumption and participation’, Sub-project ‘Green energy practices’, MIUR, Prin 2010.

2010-12 Research unit PI, project ‘The quality of deliberation, MIUR, Prin 2008.

2009-12 Senior researcher, project ‘Social Capacity Building for Natural Hazards: Towards More Resilient Societies’, European Commission, VII Framework Programme.

2007-09 PI, project ‘Expertise, institutions and citizens in environmental conflicts’, MIUR, Prin 2006.

2008 Supervisor and rapporteur, project ‘Health Impact Assessment, Methods and Strategies’, World Health Organization.

2006-08 Senior researcher, project ‘Riskbridge. Building robust integrative interdisciplinary governance models for emerging and existing risks’, European Commission, VI Framework Programme.

2005-07 Senior researcher, Forum of Peace and War Problems, Florence University, project ‘Values and principles in the EU’s foreign policy’, European Commission, VI Framework Programme.

2005-06 Research unit coordinator, project ‘Mahldenet-Mare Adriaticum local democracy network’, European Commission, Interreg IIIA Programme.

2005-06 Research unit PI, project ‘An inquiry into some core problems of public deliberation’, MIUR, Prin 2004.

2003-05 Senior researcher, project ‘TRUST-Food risk communication and consumers’ trust in the food supply chain’, European Commission, Quality of Life Programme.

2003-04 Research unit PI, project ‘New deliberative paradigms to face uncertainty of ill-structured problems’, MIUR, Cofin 2002.

1998-00 Senior researcher, project ‘PABE-Public perception of agricultural biotechnologies in Europe’, European Commission, FAIR-ELSA Programme.

1998-00 Adviser, project ‘The relationship between competitiveness, environmental performance and management of small and medium sized European manufacturing firms (SMEs)’, European Commission, Environment and Climate Programme.

1996-98 Senior researcher, project ‘PRISP-‘Public risk perception and European Union environmental policy’, European Commission, Environment and Climate Programme.

1993  PI, project ‘Major hazards, land use planning and participation’, European Commission, JRC.



(forthcoming 2023) Sulla cresta dell’onda. Natura, neoliberismo e nuovo materialismo. Napoli: Orthotes.

2015   Ontological Politics in a Disposable World: The New Mastery of Nature. Farnham: Ashgate (republished 2016 London: Routledge; paperback edition 2019).

2008   Sociologia dell’ambiente. Bologna: Il Mulino (with G. Osti).

2001   Il rischio ambientale. Bologna: Il Mulino (with B. De Marchi and D. Ungaro).

1996   Giovani verso l’Europa. Popoli, paesi, istituzioni. Gorizia: ISIG (with G. Delli Zotti).

1991   Tra simbolo e funzione. Immagini giovanili del centro storico. Milano: Angeli.

Book editorship

2022   Handbook of Critical Environmental Politics. Cheltenham: Elgar (principal editor, with E. Leonardi, V. Asara)

2021 Scienza in discussione? Dalla controversia sui vaccini all’emergenza Covid-19, Milano, Angeli (with R. Biancheri).

2018   Energia e innovazione tra flussi globali e circuiti locali. Trieste: EUT (with G. Osti).

2012   Neoliberalism and Technoscience. Critical Assessments. Farnham: Ashgate (with M. Ylönen).

2011   Conflitti ambientali. Esperti, politica, istituzioni nelle controversie ecologiche. Bologna: Il Mulino

2007   Democrazia locale. Apprendere dall’esperienza. Gorizia: ISIG

2005   La deliberazione pubblica. Roma: Meltemi

1994   Decidere l’ambiente. Opzioni tecnologiche e gestione delle risorse ambientali. Milano: Angeli (with D. Ungaro).

Editorship of journal monographic issues

2019   Italian perspectives on world-ecology, Sociologia Urbana e Rurale, 120 (with E. Leonardi)

2018   Problematizing the commons: New insights into the promises and perils of commoning. Rassegna italiana di sociologia, LIX(2).

2015   La transizione energetica: prospettive sociologiche. Quaderni di sociologia, 66 (with G. Osti).

2013   Conflitti e ingiustizie ambientali nelle aree fragili. Partecipazione e conflitto, 1 (with G. Osti).

2012   ‘Reassessing sustainability’. Sociologica, 2 [online], monographic section.

2010   ‘Ambiente e teoria sociale’. Quaderni di teoria sociale, 10, monographic section.

2000   ‘La nuova società creata dall’ambiente’. Futuribili, 1-2, monographic section (with F. Beato and G. Osti).

Articles and book chapters (selection)

(forthcoming) ‘Ecologia politica e teoria sociale’, in: Introduzione all’ecologia politica, Ed. L. Pellizzoni. Bologna: Il Mulino.

(forthcoming) ‘Nature’, in: Handbook of Environmental Political Theory in the Anthropocene, Eds. Marcel Wissenburg and Amanda Machin. Cheltenham: Elgar.

(forthcoming) ‘Global ecology and sustainability’, in: Encyclopedia of Global Social Theory, Eds. Gert Verschraegen and Raf Vanderstraeten. Cheltenham: Elgar.

(forthcoming) ‘Science, the environment and the public’, in: Research Handbook on Public Sociology, Eds. V. Borghi and L. Bifulco, Cheltenham: Elgar.

(forthcoming) ‘Governmentality and political ecology’, in: Handbook on Governmentality, Eds. W. Walters and M. Tazzioli, Cheltenham: Elgar (with E. Leonardi).

2022 ‘Post-work and ecology’, in L. Pellizzoni, E. Leonardi and V. Asara (eds.), International Handbook of Critical Environmental Politics, Cheltenham: Elgar.

2022   ‘Anthropocene’, in: P. Rebughini and E. Colombo, eds., Framing Social Theory. Reassembling the Lexicon of Contemporary Social Sciences. London: Routledge.

2022   ‘Vivere il pianeta: il cambiamento climatico’, in: R. Bichi (a cura di), Sociologia generale, Milano, Vita e Pensiero. 978-8834348277

2022   ‘Relazioni pericolose. Scienza, politica e movimenti sociali’, Dinamoprint, 5, 80-85. Roma: Dinamopress ISBN 978-8894452587

2022   ‘Scienza post-normale e governamentalità neoliberale’, in: A. L’Astorina, C. Mangia (a cura di), Scienza, politica e società: l’approccio post-normale in teoria e nelle pratiche, Roma: CNR Edizioni, 978-88-8080-277-8

2022   ‘Prefazione’, in F. Zorzi, La fabbrica e il quartiere, Milano: Agenzia X  978-8831268738

2022 ‘Tackling material dependency in sustainability transition: rationales and insights from the agriculture sector’, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning (with L. Centemeri).

2022 ‘Autorità in declino? L’expertise scientifica nell’epoca della post-verità’, Quaderni di Sociologia, 86.

2022 ‘Natura o tecnica? Sars-Cov-2, nuovi materialismi e critica dell’Antropocene’, Sociologia Urbana e Rurale, 127.

2022 ‘A different kind of emancipation? From lifestyle to form-of-life’, European Journal of Social Theory, 25(1).

2021   Handle with Care: Transition, Translocalism and Experimentalism for a Green Democracy, Tecnoscienza-Italian Journal of Science and Technology Studies, 12(2).

2021 ‘L’Antropocene come dispositivo governamentale’, Politica e Società, 3. ISSN 2240-7901

2021   ‘Preparedness as governmentality. Probing the Italian management of the Covid-19 emergency’, Sociologica, 15(3) (with B. Sena)

2021   ‘La governance del rischio’, in L. Cori et al. (a cura di), Comunicare ambiente e salute. Aree inquinate e cambiamenti climatici in tempi di pandemia, Pisa, ETS.

2021   ‘Emergenze ambientali e politica del tempo’, L’Ircocervo, 20(1).

2021 ‘Post-truth or pre-emptive truth? STS and the genealogy of the present’, in K. Rommetveit (ed.), Post-truth imaginations, London, Routledge.

2021 ‘Technoscience: divergent Marxist perspectives’, in Handbook of Marxism, edited by Beverley Skeggs, Sara R. Farris, Alberto Toscano, London, Routledge (with L. Levidow).

2021 ‘Pseudoscienza, post-verità, governo del disordine. L’esitazione vaccinale nel XXI secolo’, in L. Pellizzoni e R. Biancheri (a cura di), Scienza in discussione? Dalla controversia sui vaccini all’emergenza Covid-19, Milano, Angeli.

2021 ‘Commodifying the planet? Beyond the economy of ecosystem services’, Stato e Mercato, n. 121.

2021 ‘Cronopolitica dell’eccezione. Pandemia e tardo capitalismo’, Scienza & Filosofia, n. 25.

2021 ‘Pluriverso e politica dell’amicizia’, in Pluriverso. Dizionario del post-sviluppo, edizione italiana a cura di E. Leonardi, Napoli, Orthotes.

2021   ‘Nature, limits and form-of-life’, Environmental Politics, 30(1-2).

2021   ‘Prefiguration, subtraction and emancipation’, Social Movement Studies, 20(3).

2021   ‘Reconfiguring non-domination: green politics from pre-emption to inoperosity’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 24(1) DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2019.1698149

2021   ‘When experimental practice comes first’, Tecnoscienza, 12(1) (with A. Ghelfi, D. Papadopoulos, R. Raffaetà).

2021   ‘Les sciences humaines défiées par la covid-19’, Ecorev, 50 (1/2021).

2020  ‘Gli ospedali psichiatrici: luoghi eterotopici tra storia e memoria della follia’, in G. Nuvolati (a cura di), Enciclopedia sociologica dei luoghi, Volume 3, Milano, Ledizioni (con S. Paone)

2020   ‘Partecipazione e deliberazione pubblica. Aspetti fondamentali’, in Delli Zotti, G. e Blasutig, G. (a cura di), Di fronte al futuro: i giovani e le sfide della partecipazione, Milano, Harmattan Italia.

2020   ‘Rischio’, Risk Elaboration, 1(1), pp. 17-28.

2020   ‘The time of emergency. On the governmental logic of preparedness’, Sociologia Italiana-AIS Journal of Sociology, 16, DOI: 10.1485/2281-2652-202016-3.

2020  ‘Ambiente e sostenibilità’, in P. Magaudda e F. Neresini (a cura di), Gli studi sociali sulla scienza e la tecnologia, Bologna, Il Mulino.

2020   ‘Modernità o capitalismo? Tornare davvero sulla terra’, Quaderni di Sociologia, 79.

2020   ‘A critical analysis of circular economy among Southern Europe: an innovative proposal for environmental degradation and sustainability of life’, in Entran Duran, F., Soriano Miras, R.M, Duque Clavache, R. (Eds), Social Problems in Southern Europe: A Comparative Assessment, Cheltenham: Elgar (with A. Torres, J.F. Bejarano, R. Manzanera. C. Marciano).

2020   ‘The environmental state between pre-emption and inoperosity’, Environmental Politics, 29(1).

2020   ‘Commons, capitalism and inoperative praxis: beyond the Green New Deal?’, in S. Baldin and S. De Vido (eds.), Environmental sustainability in the European Union: socio-legal perspectives, Trieste, EUT.

2019   ‘Climate crisis and new ecological mobilisations’ (Part I and II), Undisciplined Environments, November 8, 2019 –  November 12, 2019

2019   ‘Politica, ontologie, ecologie’, Le Parole e le Cose 2,

2019   ‘The Anthropocene: between scientific controversy and political ambiguity’, Agrochimica, Special Issue 2019.

2019   ‘Crisi climatica e nuove mobilitazioni ecologiche’, Energia, 40(4).

2019   ‘Responsibility’, in Routledge Handbook of Global Sustainability Governance, edited by Agni Kalfagianni, Doris Fuchs and Anders Hayden, London, Routledge.

2019   ‘Innocent, guilty or reluctant midwife? On the reciprocal relevance of STS and post-truth’, Tecnoscienza-Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, 10 (1).

2019   Lavoro natura valore: come sciogliere il nodo gordiano? Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XXI, 1.

2019   ‘Robin Hood alla rovescia? transizione energetica e giustizia ambientale’, Energia, 40(1).

2019   ‘Emancipation, Capture and Rescue? On the Ontological Turn and Its Critique’. In: M. Arias-Maldonado, Z. Trachtenberg (eds) Rethinking the Environment for the Anthropocene. Political Theory and Socionatural Relations in the New Geological Age. London: Routledge.

2019   Review of Non è aria. Cittadini e politiche contro l’inquinamento atmosferico, by Paolo Giardullo Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018. Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, 60(3).

2018   ‘Separate humans: anthropology, ontology, existence, by A. Piette’ (review), Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.), 24.

2018   ‘Energia di comunità. Una ricognizione critica della letteratura’. In: G. Osti & L. Pellizzoni (eds) Energia e innovazione tra flussi globali e circuiti locali. Trieste: EUT.

2018   The commons in the shifting problematization of contemporary society, Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, LIX, n. 2.

2018   La governance e l’evoluzione del rapporto scienza-politica, in: A. L’Astorina e M. Di Fiore (a cura di), Scienziati in affanno? Ricerca e Innovazione Responsabili (RRI) in teoria e nelle pratiche, Roma: CNR Edizioni.

2018   ‘Sociologia dell’ambiente: un profilo genealogico’, Sociologia Urbana e Rurale, 115.

2018   ‘Joining people with things The commons and environmental sociology’, in M. Boström, D. Davidson (eds) Environment and Society: Concepts and Challenges. London: Palgrave.

2018  ‘Responsibility and ultimate ends in the age of the unforeseeable. On the current relevance of Max Weber’s political ethics’. Journal of Classical Sociology, doi: 10.1177/1468795X18758232

2017   ‘Sociotechnical environments, technologies, geographies and new kinds of action, Tecnoscienza-Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, 8(1) (with F. Eckardt, C. Fassert).

2017   ‘Due problemi per la transizione energetica’. Energia, 38(4), 48-50.

2017   ‘The ethical government of science and innovation’. In: D.Tyfield, R. Lave, S. Randalls and C. Thorpe (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Political Economy of Science. London: Routledge, 182-193.

2017   ‘On the infinity of debt’, Continental Thought and Theory, 1(2), 406-429.

2017   ‘New materialism and runaway capitalism’, Soft Power, 5(1): 63-80.

2017   ‘I rischi della resilienza’. In: A. Mela, S. Mugnano, D. Olori (eds.), Territori vulnerabili. Verso una nuova sociologia dei disastri italiana. Milano: Angeli, 28-41.

2017  ‘Intensifying embroilments: technosciences, imaginaries and publics’. Public Understanding of Science, 26(2): 212-219.

2016   ‘Referendum No Triv: un dialogo tra sordi?’ Energia, 37(2): 50-51.

2016   ‘Catching up with things? Environmental sociology and the material turn in social theory’. Environmental Sociology, 2(4): 312-321.

2016   ‘Public participation and trade-offs in flood risk mitigation. Evidence from two case studies in the Alps’. Nature and culture 11(1): 93–118 (with. A. Scolobig and C. Bianchizza).

2016   ‘Against Hybridity. Social Impasses in a Globalizing World’, Sociologica, 1, 1-5.

2015   ‘La transizione energetica: prospettive sociologiche. Presentazione’. Quaderni di sociologia, 66.

2015   ‘Comunità, partecipazione e democrazia deliberativa: un’esperienza italiana’. Quaderni di sociologia, 68, 149-152.

2015   ‘La posta in gioco. I conflitti per il territorio tra continuità, innovazione e integrazione’. In: L. Fregolent (ed.), Conflitti e territorio, Milano, Angeli.

2015   ‘Embroiling nature and history: The philosophy of praxis and the challenges of the present’. Science as culture, 24(3): 325-334.

2014   ‘Governo dell’ambiente e razionalità neoliberale’. Sociologia e ricerca sociale, 102, 31-40.

2014   ‘Territorio e movimenti sociali. Continuità, innovazione o integrazione?’. Poliarchie, 2, 5-33.

2014   ‘Studying communities at high environmental risk: the case of Gela’, in P. Mudu, B. Terracini and M. Martuzzi (eds.), Human Health in Areas with Industrial Contamination, Copenhagen: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, 247-267 (with P. Saitta).

2014   ‘Natura, buen vivir e razionalità neoliberale’. In: S.  Baldin, M. Zago (eds.) Le sfide della sostenibilità. Il buen vivir andino dalla prospettiva europea, Bologna, FiloDiritto, 185-199.

2014   ‘Metaphors and problematizations. Notes for a research programme on new materialism’. Tecnoscienza. Italian Journal of Science and Technology Studies, 5(2): 73-91.

2014   ‘Construction, co-production and beyond. Academic disputes and public concerns in the recent debate on nature and society’. Sociology Compass, 8(6): 851-864.

2014   ‘Changing the intellectual climate’, Nature Climate Change, 4 (September): 763-768 (with N. Castree et al.)

2014   ‘Bridging promises and (dis)illusions: deliberative democracy in an evolutionary perspective’. In: Applying Evolutionary Governance Theory, edited by K. Van Assche, R. Beunen and M. Duinenveld  Berlin: Springer, 215-232.

2013   ‘Une idée sur le déclin? Evaluer la nouvelle critique de la délibération publique’. Participations, 6: 87-118 (special issue on Critique de la participation et gouvernementalité)

2013   ‘Fornire conoscenze alla deliberazione. Il ruolo degli esperti’. In: L. Bobbio (ed.), La qualità della deliberazione. Studio sui processi dialogici tra cittadini. Roma: Carocci (with C. Zanetti).

2013   ‘Conflitti e ingiustizie ambientali nelle aree fragili. Una introduzione’. Partecipazione e conflitto, 6(1): 5-13 (con G. Osti)

2013   ‘Risk’. In: C. Death (ed.), Critical Environmental Politics, London: Routledge, 198-207.

2013   ‘Biological resources, knowledge and property’. In: S. Lockie, D.A. Sonnenfeld and D.R. Fisher (eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change, London: Routledge, 292-306.

2013  ‘Sul valore emancipativo della scienza’. In: V. Pellegrino (ed.), La scienza incerta e la partecipazione. L’argomentazione scientifica nei nuovi conflitti ambientali. Trieste: Scienza Express Edizioni.

2012   ‘Reassessing sustainability. An introduction’. Sociologica, 6(2): 1-18 [online]. doi: 10.2383/38266

2012   ‘Introduction’. In: L. Pellizzoni and M. Ylönen (eds.), Neoliberalism and Technoscience. Critical Assessments. Farnham: Ashgate, 1-24.

2012   ‘In search of community. Political consumerism, governmentality and immunization’. European Journal of Social Theory, 15(2): 1-21.

2012   ‘Conclusion’. In: L. Pellizzoni and M. Ylönen (eds.), Neoliberalism and Technoscience. Critical Assessments. Farnham: Ashgate, 231-238.

2012 ‘Strong will in a messy world. Ethics and the government of technoscience’. NanoEthics 6(3): 252-272.

2012   ‘Mistaking publics. A challenge for environmental governance’. In: C. Claeys-Mekdade and M. Jacqué (eds.), Environment, knowledge and democracy. Brussels: Peter Lang, 37-59.

2012   ‘Hegemonic contingencies: neoliberalized technoscience and neorationality’ (with M. Ylönen) In: L. Pellizzoni and M. Ylönen (eds.), Neoliberalism and Technoscience. Critical Assessments. Farnham: Ashgate, 47-74.

2011   ‘Perspectives on social capacity building for natural hazards: outlining an emerging field of research and practice in Europe’. Environmental Science & Policy, 14(7): 804-814 (with C. Kuhlicke et al.).

2011   ‘La politica dei fatti’. In L. Pellizzoni (ed.), Expertise e conflitti ambientali. Bologna: Il Mulino.

2011   ‘Innovation and entrepreneurship. Context, strategies and transformations’. Research in Social Change, 3(1): 5-13 (with S. Arnaldi, G. Schienstock, M. Werner).

2011 ‘Governing through disorder: neoliberal environmental governance and social theory’. Global Environmental Change, 21(3): 795-803.

2011   ‘The politics of facts. Local environmental conflicts and expertise’. Environmental Politics, 20(6): 765-785.

2011   ‘Società, natura e tecnoscienza: nuovo contratto sociale o afasia della critica?’ In: L. Struffi (ed.), Crisi economica, crisi ambientale, nuovi modelli sociali. Trento: Edizioni dell’Università.

2011   ‘Expertise e politica’. In: L. Pellizzoni (ed.), Expertise e conflitti ambientali. Bologna: Il Mulino.

2011   ‘Dalla retta alla spezzata. Il ruolo dell’expertise nei conflitti ambientali’. In: N. Podestà and T. Vitale (eds.), Dalla proposta alla protesta, e ritorno. Conflitti locali e innovazione politica. Milano: Bruno Mondadori.

2011  ‘Ecoturismo: un’esplorazione concettuale’. Archivio di studi urbani e regionali, 101-102, 9-31.

2010   ‘Risk and responsibility in a manufactured world’. Science and Engineering Ethics, 16(3): 463-479.

2010   ‘Introduzione’, in L. Pellizzoni (ed.), ‘Ambiente e teoria sociale: lavori in corso’. Quaderni di teoria sociale, 10, monographic section.

2010   ‘Fabbricare la natura. Crisi ecologica, critica sociale e governamentalità neoliberale’. In: O. Marzocca (ed.), Governare l’ambiente? La crisi ecologica tra poteri, saperi e conflitti. Milano: Mimesis.

2010   ‘Environmental knowledge and deliberative democracy’. In: M. Gross and H. Heinrichs (eds.) Environmental Sociology: European Perspectives and Interdisciplinary Challenges. Berlin: Springer, 159-182.

2010   ‘Dalla costruzione alla coproduzione. Natura e società nel recente dibattito su ambiente e tecnoscienza’ In: L. Pellizzoni (a cura di), Ambiente e teoria sociale: lavori in corso. Quaderni di teoria sociale, 10, monographic section.

2009   ‘Tre problemi per la teoria del consumerismo politico’. Partecipazione e conflitto, 3.

2009   ‘Lo chiamavano “sviluppo”:  il complicato rapporto di Gela con l’Eni’. Archivio di studi urbani e regionali, 96 (with P. Saitta).

2009   ‘Deliberative democracy stage four’. Sociologica, 2-3: 1-9 [online]. doi: 10.2383/31360

2009   ‘Revolution or passing fashion? Reassessing the precautionary principle’. International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 12(1): 14-34.

2009   ‘Il futuro di un’area a rischio: ambiente, economia e società a Gela’. Afterford to: P. Saitta, Spazi e società a rischio. Ecologia, petrolio e mutamento a Gela. Napoli: Think Tanks.

2008   ‘The antinomy of accountability’. In: M. Boström and C. Garsten (eds.) Organizing Transnational Accountability. Cheltenham: Elgar, 210-230.

2008   ‘Responsibility in uncertain times. An institutional perspective on precaution’. Global Environmental Politics, 8(3): 51-73 (with M. Ylönen).

2008   ‘Politiche pubbliche e nuove forme di partecipazione’. Partecipazione e conflitto, 0 (introductory issue).

2008   ‘Abitare o consumare? L’ambiente come oggetto culturale’. In: T. Costa and D. Selvaggi (eds.), La mucca e il frigorifero. Come pensiamo, percepiamo, viviamo la natura. Parma: LIPU.

2007   ‘Opinione o indagine pubblica? Concetti e esperimenti di democrazia deliberativa’. Rivista italiana di politiche pubbliche, 2, 101-126.

2007   ‘Democrazia locale e deliberazione pubblica. L’empowerment come fattore chiave’. In: L. Pellizzoni (ed.), Democrazia locale. Apprendere dall’esperienza. Gorizia: ISIG.

2006   ‘Trust, from hope to action’. In: D. Romano and G. Stefani (eds.) How safe is eating chicken? A study on the impact of trust and food risk communication on consumer behaviour in the European Union (with B. De Marchi, S. Greco, B. Bock, A. Wiersum). Florence: Florence University Press, 39-63.

2006   ‘Pubblico e governance nelle politiche ambientali’. Rivista delle Politiche Sociali, 2.

2006   ‘”Decidiamo insieme!” Conflitti tecnologici e deliberazione pubblica’. Quaderni di Sociologia, L(41), 91-114.

2005   ‘Cosa significa deliberare. Promesse e problemi della democrazia deliberativa’ In: L. Pellizzoni (ed.), La deliberazione pubblica. Roma: Meltemi.

2005   ‘Trust, responsibility and environmental policy’. European Societies, 7(4): 567-594.

2005   ‘Discutere l’incerto’. In: L. Pellizzoni (ed.), La deliberazione pubblica. Roma: Meltemi.

2005   ‘Cosa significa partecipare’. Rassegna italiana di sociologia, 46(3), 479-514.

2004   ‘Responsibility and environmental governance’. Environmental Politics, 13(3): 541-565.

2004   ‘La dinamica della modernità. Ambiente, riflessività, democrazia’. Annali di Sociologia, 15(1-2).

2003   ‘Movimenti riflessi. Ulrich Beck e il problema della modernità’. Quaderni di teoria sociale, 3.

2003   ‘Uncertainty and participatory democracy’. Environmental Values, 12(2): 195-224.

2003   ‘Knowledge, uncertainty and the transformation of the public sphere’. European Journal of Social Theory, 6(3): 327-355.

2002   ‘Genetic technologies: questions about risk and democracy’. Journal of Biolaw and Business, Bio-Ethix Supplement: 67-76 (with B. De Marchi).

2002   ‘Dilemmi della democrazia nel Participatory technology assessment’. Sociologia e politiche sociali, 5(1).

2001   ‘Rischio e democrazia nella questione delle tecnologie genetiche’. Politeia, 62.

2001   ‘The myth of the best argument. Power, deliberation and reason’. British Journal of Sociology, 52(1): 59–86.

2001   ‘Gestire l’incertezza. Il caso delle tecnologie genetiche alimentari’, Futuribili, 1-2 (2000) (with B. De Marchi).

2001   ‘Democracy and the governance of uncertainty’. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 86(1-3): 205-222.

2000   ‘Le tecnologie genetiche e la governance della scienza e della tecnologia’. Politeia, 60.

2000   ‘Fiducia e democrazia deliberativa’. In: B. Cattarinussi (ed.), Emozioni e sentimenti nella vita sociale. Milano: Angeli.

2000   ‘Technological risk, participation and deliberation. Some results from three Italian case studies’. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 78(1-3): 261-280 (with D. Ungaro).

2000   ‘L’argomento migliore. Un mito?’ In: E. Kermol (ed.), Comunicazione e Potere. Padova: Cleup.

2000   ‘Democrazia e cooperazione nella tutela dell’ambiente’. Quaderni di sociologia, 21 (with G. Osti).

1999   ‘Questioni tecnologiche, relazione tra esperti e profani e nuove tecnologie della comunicazione’. In: E. Kermol (ed.), Le strategie della comunicazione per il XXI secolo. Padova: Cleup.

1999   ‘Il turismo nell’epoca del post. Elementi per una sistemazione concettuale’. In: G. Osti (ed.), Il turista popolare e il turista colto. Roma: Editur.

1999   ‘Reflexive modernisation and beyond. Knowledge and value in the politics of environment and technology’. Theory, Culture and Society, 16(4): 99-125.

1998   ‘Miti della natura, turismo naturalistico e aree protette’. Ambiente risorse e salute, 60.

1998   ‘Conoscenza, deliberazione e cooperazione’. Rassegna italiana di sociologia, 39(4), 577-620.

1997   ‘Le professioni ambientali in Italia: situazione e prospettive’. In: G.P. Prandstraller (ed.), Guardare alle professioni. Milano: Angeli.

1997   ‘Conoscenza e valore nelle politiche ambientali e tecnologiche: due approcci a confronto’. In: P. Guidicini and E. Sgroi  (eds.), Valori, territorio e ambiente. Milano: Angeli.

1996   ‘Credere o sapere il vero e il buono. Sulla tipologia weberiana dell’azione razionale’. In: A. Gasparini and R. Strassoldo (eds.), Tipi ideali e società. Milano: Angeli.

1995   ‘Giudizio estetico e gestione dell’ambiente’. Archivio di studi urbani e regionali, 50.

1995   ‘Sulla cultura della protezione civile’. Sociologia urbana e rurale, 46.

1995   ‘Comunicazione e gestione dell’ambiente: un modello per i parchi’. Ambiente, risorse e salute, 38.

1994   ‘Transboundary hazards and cross-border cooperation in land-use planning’. Teorija in Praksa, XXXI (9-10): 784-793.

1994   ‘Problema ambientale, paesi ad economia di mercato e politica comunitaria’. In: L. Pellizzoni and D. Ungaro (eds.), Decidere l’ambiente. Opzioni tecnologiche e gestione delle risorse ambientali. Milano: Angeli.

1994   ‘Rischi ambientali, pianificazione territoriale e partecipazione. Una ricerca pilota’. Ambiente, risorse e salute, 28.

1994   ‘Introduzione. L’ambiente, “nuovo” protagonista del mutamento sociale’. In: L. Pellizzoni and D. Ungaro (eds.), Decidere l’ambiente. Opzioni tecnologiche e gestione delle risorse ambientali. Milano: Angeli.

1992   ‘Sociological aspects of environmental impact assessment’, in A.G. Colombo (ed.), Environmental Impact Assessment. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 313-334.

1991   ‘Società e crisi ambientale: risposte sistemiche, etica e tecnologia’. Scheda 2001. Ecologia antropica, 5-6 (with A. Gasparini).

1991   ‘Processi partecipativi e strumenti comunicativi’. In: A. Gasparini and G. Marzano ( eds.), Tecnologia e società nella Valutazione di impatto ambientale. Milano: Angeli.

1991   ‘Partecipazione e Valutazione di impatto ambientale’. In: A. Gasparini, G. Marzano (eds.), Tecnologia e società nella Valutazione di impatto ambientale. Milano: Angeli.

1990   ‘Il consumatore implicito: una proposta per l’analisi dei consumi nel contesto urbano’. Sociologia urbana e rurale, 32.

1989   ‘A. Ardigò. Per una sociologia oltre il post-moderno’. Studi di sociologia, 27(1).

1989   ‘Comunicazioni di massa e paesi in via di sviluppo. Appunti per un approccio socio-pragmatico’. Scienza e cultura, 4.

1986   ‘Fruition of the musical message and perception of its structures’, International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, 17(1): 73-90.