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Maurizio Viroli is Professor of Political Communication at the University of Italian Switzerland (Lugano), Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University, and Professor of Government at the University of Texas (Austin).
He has served as an advisor on cultural activities to the President of the Italian Republic during the presidency of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (1999-2006), and has worked for the President of the Camera dei Deputati during the presidency of Luciano Violante (1996-2001). He has served as the coordinator of the National Committee for the Improvement of the Republican Culture within the Ministry of Home Affairs. He has been consultant of ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities). On May 30, 2001, he was appointed Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito of the Italian Republic.
He holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Bologna and a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute of Firenze. He has taught and conducted research at the universities of Cambridge (Clare Hall), Georgetown (Washington, D.C.), the United Arab Emirates, Trento, Campobasso, Ferrara, the Institute for Advanced Study of Princeton, the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, the European University Institute of Firenze (Jean Monnet Fellow), the Collegio of Milano and the Scuola Superiore di Amministrazione dell’Interno. He has promoted and directed several projects on civic education in Italian schools. In particular, he has founded and is now the Director of a Master’s program in Civic Education established at Asti by Ethica Association.
His main fields of research are political theory and the history of political thought, classical republicanism and neo-republicanism, with a special expertise on Niccolò Machiavelli and Jean Jacques Rousseau, republican iconography, the relationship between religion and politics, patriotism, constitutionalism, classical rhetoric, political communication, citizenship, and civic education
Among his publications, Jean Jacques Rousseau and the "Well-Ordered Society", Cambridge University Press, 1988; From Politics to Reason of State. The Acquisition and Transformation of the Language of Politics (1250-1600), Cambridge University Press, 1992; For Love of Country: An Essay on Patriotism and Nationalism, Oxford University Press, 1995; Machiavelli, Oxford University Press, 1998; Niccolò’s Smile, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1998; Republicanism, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1999; The Idea of the Republic, with Norberto Bobbio, Polity Press, 2003; How to read Machiavelli, Granta, 2008; Machiavelli’s God, Princeton University Press, 2010; The Liberty of the Servants, Princeton University Press, 2011; As if God Existed. Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy, Princeton University press, 2012; Redeeming the "Prince". The Meaning of Machiavelli’s Masterpiece, Princeton University Press, 2013. With Gisela Bock and Quentin Skinner he is the editor of Machiavelli and Republicanism, Cambridge University Press, 1990. He has edited and written the Introduction of Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, translation by Peter Bondanella, Oxford University Press, 2005.
Machiavelli filosofo della libertà, Roma, Castelvecchi
Scegliere il principe. I consigli di Machiavelli al cittadino elettore, Bari-Roma, Laterza
Il sorriso di Niccolò. Storia di Machiavelli (edizione rivista e aggiornata), Bari-Roma, Laterza
La redenzione dell'Italia. Saggio sul «Principe» di Machiavelli, Bari-Roma, Laterza
L’Intransigente, Rome, Laterza.
Le parole del cittadino, Rome, Laterza.
As if God Existed. Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy, Princeton, Princeton University Press.
The liberty of servants : Berlusconi’s Italy, translated by Antony Shugaar with a new preface by the author, Princeton, Princeton University Press.
La libertà dei servi, Rome, Laterza.
Machiavelli’s God, translated by Antony Shugaar, Princeton, Princeton University Press.
Lo scrittore di ricami, Reggio Emilia, Diabasis.
Come se Dio ci fosse. Religione e libertà nella storia d’Italia, Turin Einaudi.
How to read Machiavelli, Cambridge, Granta.
L’Italia dei doveri, Milano, Rizzoli.
Il Dio di Machiavelli e il problema morale dell’Italia, Bari-Rome, Laterza
Viroli, Maurizio and Bobbio, Norberto. The Idea of the Republic, Cambridge: Polity, (with a new Introduction)
Per amore della patria. Patriottismo e nazionalismo nella storia, (2nd edition), with a new Introduction
Dialogo intorno alla repubblica (with Norberto Bobbio), Roma-Bari, Laterza [Spanish translation, Dialogo en torno a la republica, Barcelona Tusquets; Portuguese translation, Dialogo em torno da Republica, Rio de Janeiro,Campus Editoria; German translation Die Idee der Republikanischen Freiheit, Zurich: Pendo, 2002; French translation Dialogue autour de la république, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2006]
Repubblicanesimo, Bari, Laterza [English translation Republicanism, Farrar Straus and Giroux (New York); German translation Die Idee der Republikanischen Freiheit, Pendo (Berlin); Arab translation Kalima Project; Korean translation In–Gan–Sa-Rang; Catalan translation Revista Idees; French translation Le Bord de l’eau]
Machiavelli, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Il sorriso di Niccolò. Storia di Machiavelli, Roma-Bari, Laterza [English translation Niccolò’s Smile, Farrar Straus and Giroux (New York), Spanish translation Tusquets (Barcellona), German translation Pendo (Berlin), Portuguese translation Estacao Libertade (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Swedesh translation Atlantis (Stockholm), Dutch translation Mets & Schilt (Amsterdam), Polish translation Spolkapolonia, Arab, translation Projectemirati, Chinese translation Groupchina, Japanese translation Kakusui]
For Love of Country: An Essay on Patriotism and Nationalism, Oxford, Oxford University Press. Clarendon Press, 1995 [Italian translation: Per Amore della Patria, Bari, Laterza, 1995; Spanish translation: Por amor a la patria, Madrid, Acento Editorial, 1997; Turkish translation: Vatan aski Istambul, Ayrinti, 1997; Paperback edition: For Love of Country, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1997]
From Politics to Reason of State. The Acquisition and Transformation of the Language of Politics (1250-1600), Cambridge University Press [Italian translation: Dalla politica alla ragion di stato, Roma, Donzelli, 1994]
La théorie de la société bien ordonnée chez Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Berlin-New York, De Gruyter [English Translation: Jean Jacques Rousseau and the 'Well-Ordered Society,'Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (transl. Derek Hanson); Italian translation Jean-Jacques Rousseau e la teoria della società bene ordinata, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1993]
L'etica laica di Erminio Juvalta Milano, Franco Angeli.
- Political theory
- History of political thought
- Classical republicanism and neo-republicanism, with a special expertise on Niccolò Machiavelli and Jean Jacques Rousseau
- Republican iconography
- Patriotism and Nationalism
- Classical rhetoric
- Political communication
- Civic education