Since its foundation, in 1978, CES has been conducting research with and for an inclusive, innovative and reflexive society by promoting creative critical approaches in the face of some of the most urging challenges of contemporary societies. Its goal is to continue engaging generations of exceptionally talented researchers and students in the field of Social Sciences.
CES scientific strategy aims to democratize knowledge, revitalize human rights and to contribute to the establishment of science as a public commodity. We pursue this mission by continuously reshaping our research fields in a response to the needs of the society. Our work covers a wide range of scientific activities and scope, at the national and international level, with particular focus on the North-South and South-North dialogues, contributing to the development, dissemination and application of cutting-edge science and to an advanced research and training of excellence.
Luca Verzelloni is researcher at the Center for Social Studies (CES) and member of the research group Democracy, Citizenship and Law (DECIDe). He graduated cum laude in political science from the University of Bologna and he obtained his PhD in sociology and social research from the University of Trento. He is the coordinator of the exploratory project "The paradox of the judicial innovation in South European Countries", funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology and expert trainer of the courses for aspiring directors of the Italian judicial offices, organized by the Italian School for Judiciary. His research interests are centred on organization and governance of justice, quality of justice and innovation of the judicial systems from a comparative perspective.
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