Giliberto Capano holds a PhD in Political Science (University of Florence). He has been Professor of Political Science at the University of Bologna and actually he is Professor of Public Policy at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence where he is the coordinator of the PhD programme in Political Science and Sociology.
He has been (2003-2009) the Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Bologna (located on the Forlì campus).
He has been the editor of the Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche (Italian Journal of Public Policy) and he is co-editor of Policy & Society and of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. He has been member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association (2009-2014) and he is the Tresasurer of the International Public Policy Association.
He specializes in public administration, public policy analysis, and comparative higher education. Actually his research focuses on governance dynamics and performance in higher education and education, policy design and policy change, policy instruments’ impact, the social role of Political Science, leadership as embedded function of policy-making.