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Edited

  • Parliament and Democratic Consolidation in Southern Europe (co-editor with U. Liebert), London, Pinter, 1990.
  • Party and Government. An Inquiry into the Relationship between Governments and Supporting parties in Liberal Democracies (co-editor with J. Blondel), London Macmillan, 1996.
  • Il gigante dai piedi di argilla. Il governo di partito e la sua crisi nell’Italia degli anni novanta (co-editor with P. Isernia), Bologna, Il Mulino, 1996.
  • The Nature of Party Government (co-editor with J. Blondel), London, Palgrave, 2000.
  • Parliamentary Representatives in Europe1848-2000: Legislative Recruitment and Careers in Eleven European Countries (co-editor with H. Best), Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • L’Europa in Italia. Elite, opinione pubblica e decisioni (co-editor with P. Isernia and L. Verzichelli), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2005.
  • The Nature of Party Government (co-editor with J. Blondel) (Chinese translation), Beijing, Peking University Press, 2006.
  • Democratic Representation in Europe. Diversity, Change and Convergence (co-editor with H. Best), Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Perspectives of National Elites on European Citizenship (co-editor with N. Conti and P. Tavares de Almeida), London, Routledge, 2012.
  • The Palgrave Handbook of Political Elites, H. Best, M. Cotta, J. P. Daloz., U. Hoffman-Lange, J. Higley (eds.), 2018.
  • Technocratic Ministers and Political Leadership in European Democracies, A. Costa Pinto, M. Cotta, Maurizio, P. Tavares de Almeida (eds.), Palgrave, 2018.

Translated

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