Eleonora Pasotti

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentPolitics Department
Office115 Merrill
Office HoursWinter 2018: Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm
Campus Mail StopMerrill/Crown Faculty Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Eleonora Pasotti

Research Interests

Professor Pasotti's research explores the dynamics of preference formation and change. Her research in comparative urban politics focuses on institutional change, the transformation of patronage politics and representation. It resulted in a book titled Political Branding in Cities: The Decline of Machine Politics in Bogotá, Naples and Chicago (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics, Cambridge University Press 2009). Her current book project explores citizenship dynamics through a study of social movements resisting urban redevelopment in cities throughout Europe, North and South America.

Professor Pasotti has been a Public Policy fellow at Columbia University, a German Marshall Fund of the United States fellow, and a post-doctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University and a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy.

Professor Pasotti's research interests include: comparative urban politics, European politics, democracy & democratization, public policy, political economy. She teaches courses on democracy, democratic transition, European politics and methodology.

Courses Taught

POLI 60: Comparative Politics / Politics of the Developing World
POLI149: Democratization
POLI190H: Substance of Democracy
POLI200C: State and Institutions
POLI249: Politics of Protest
POLI140A: Advanc. Industrial. Societ./European Politics