Diploma in Sociology cum laude, Trento University, Italy, 1973.
Assistant in political economy Faculty of Economics, Trento University, 1974-1976. Assistant in political economy and sociology Faculty of Sociology, Trento University, 1977-1981, tenured researcher in political studies, 1982-1991, professor public policy, 1991-1993. Professor international relations Naples University, 1993-1996.
Professor political science Trento University, since 1996. Professor comparative politics University California, Berkeley, 1996, 97. Chairman European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on American Politics Promoter, 1988-1993.
Visiting professor University California, Berkeley, Harvard University.
Member American Political Science Association, Society Italiana Scienza Politica, International Political Science Association.
Married Manuela Cescatti, March 26, 1956. Children: Federico, Sebastiano.