Professor Cecilia Sottilotta, B.A. International Relations & Global Politics, has published a new book entitled 'The Politics of the Eurozone Crisis in Southern Europe. A Comparative Reappraisal'.

'The Politics of the Eurozone Crisis in Southern Europe'
ISBN: 978-3-030-24471-2
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book provides an in-depth account of the politics of the Eurozone crisis in Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, and Malta, mapping the positions expressed by the governments of Southern EU countries during the Eurozone crisis negotiations, including Greece's bailout deal, the so-called Six Pack and the Fiscal Compact and exploring the process of domestic preference formation. The book relies on original data resulting from fieldwork conducted in the context of the EU Commission- funded Horizon 2020 project "The Choice for Europe since Maastricht" - a project in which Sottilotta was heavily involved.

Professor Sottilotta has a Ph.D. in Political Theory and, before joining AUR, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Political Science of LUISS Guido Carli, Rome. She has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Salzburg, Austria (2016) and Visiting Professor at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia (2017). Her ongoing research interests span themes such as political risk, including security issues, state-MNEs relations, trade, regionalism and development, and the current and future dynamics of European fiscal and monetary integration.  

Sottilotta is also the author of 'Political Risk: Concepts, Theories, Challenges.' Routledge, 2017. 

Professor Sottilotta co-edited the current volume with Leonardo Morlino, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at LUISS, Rome. He was President of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) (2009–2012). He is a specialist in comparative politics with expertise on Southern and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and a focus on processes of democratization. He is the author of more than 30 books and 200 journal essays and book chapters published in 9 languages.