David Ragazzoni was trained in intellectual history and the history of political philosophy at Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy. He is currently a PhD candidate (ABD) and a Preceptor in Political Theory at Columbia University, New York. His work focuses on the long history of representative government and democracy, from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary party government and its challenges. His first monograph (in Italian)—The Democratic Leviathan. Parliament, Parties, and Leaders from Weber to Kelsen
(Rome, 2016)—is currently being translated into English.