| Italian|| Michele Sorice|
| May 1, 1961 (age 54) (1961-05-01) |
Sociologist and Political Scientist
Political Communication, Media and Democracy, Participatory Deliberative Democracy, Democratic Innovations
Popular Politics, Populism and the Leaders. Access Without Participation? The Cases of Italy and UK
Michele Sorice Wikipedia
Michele Sorice (born 1 May 1961) is an Italian sociologist and political scientist known for his work in the fields of political communication, political science and media sociology. He is the author of over 25 books and 50 articles.
Two stages can be identified in Sorice's academic life. In the first stage, Sorice outlined a new vision of the interrelationships between media studies and consumption theories, in the frame of a cultural studies perspective. His publications during this time include Logiche dell'illogico (1995), L'industria culturale in Italia (1998) and Le comunicazioni di massa (2000).
In the second stage of his academic life, Sorice developed studies on media, politics and participatory deliberative democracy: he has presented many papers on these topics at international conferences. In 2013, Sorice was the keynote speaker of the plenary session of the PSA Media and Politics Group at the 63rd Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association in Cardiff, Wales, March 25–27, presenting a paper about Web democracy between participation and populism: Crisis, Political parties and new movements in the Italian public sphere.
Sorice's recent books include I media (2005), La ricerca sull'audience (with E. De Blasio, G. Gili, M. Hibberd: 2007) Sociologia dei mass media (2009), "La comunicazione politica" (2011)., "La leadership politica. Media e costruzione del consenso" (2012), "Assessing Communication. Integrated Approaches in Political, Social and Business Context" (ed)., "I media e la democrazia" and "Innovazione Democratica" His recent research focuses in particular on the relationship between political communication and populism, the political leadership, the participatory deliberative democracy, the social movements and, more generally, on the structural relationships between media and democracy.
Sorice was professor of Media Studies at the University of Lugano (USI) in Switzerland and at Sapienza University of Rome in Italy. He held lectures and seminars in many European universities. He is the director of the CMCS-LUISS working papers series and member of the scientific board of Communication Management Quarterly.
Sorice serves as Professor at the LUISS University in Rome, where he is Director of the Centre for Media and Democratic Innovations "Massimo Baldini" (CMDI) and member of the scientific board of the School of Government. Since 2015, Sorice has been Honorary Professor at University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. He has been also an Invited Professor at Gregorian University. where he has been teaching Political Science.
Sorice is the coordinator of Innovazione Democratica, a think tank about participatory and deliberative democracy. He was the coordinator, with Professor Philip Schlesinger, of an international research network focusing on media public services in Europe. Sorice is member of the SISP (Società Italiana di Scienza Politica), of the Media and Politics Specialist Group and of Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group, both of the Political Studies Association (PSA) of UK.