M. Laruffa - Aspenia

27 february 2020

Contrary to most of the alarms of those ones who cry wolf on democracy in America as a hopeless case, I argue that the U.S.A. will be able to succeed in coping with the current danger as its democratic strength depends in considerable measure on the integrity of its institutions and constitutional order.

Both these aspects will be barely manipulated, and the effects of this administration will not damage in an irreversible way the institutions of the American democracy and its chances to thrive again.




Democrazia e geopolitica - Democracy and geopolitics


  • Le presidenziali americane (ITA), Eastwest, n. 90, Ottobre 2020.


  • ‘Le derive antidemocratiche nel contesto della pandemia’ - Interview to Prof. Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University) in collaborazione con Alessandro Strozzi (ITA), Aspenia online, Agosto 2020.


  • 25 anni dell’Organizzazione Mondiale Del Commercio (ITA), Eastwest, n. 89, Maggio 2020.



  • US Foreign policy in the Gulf Area: 30 years after the war (ITA), Eastwest, n. 87, Gennaio 2020.


  • Le aziende del Big Tech e il climate change (ITA-ENG), Eastwest, n. 87, Gennaio 2020.


  • Quale democratico sfiderà Trump? (ITA), Eastwest, n. 86, Novembre 2019.


  • Le elezioni federali in Canada 2019 (ITA), Eastwest, n. 85, Settembre 2019.


  • Il Green New Deal (ITA), Eastwest, n. 84, Luglio 2019.


  • La strategia Americana per il cyberspazio e la competizione cinese (ITA), Eastwest, n. 83, Maggio 2019.


  • La politica estera di Trump dopo le elezioni di metà mandato, (ENG-ITA), Eastwest, n. 82, Marzo 2019.


  • La corte suprema può salvare la democrazia americana?(ENG-ITA), Eastwest, n. 81, Gennaio 2019.


  • La nuova politica dei dazi (ENG-ITA), Eastwest, n. 80, Novembre 2018.


  • Il Giappone celebra I 150 anni della rivoluzione Meiji (ENG-ITA), Eastwest, n. 79, Settembre 2018.


  • Gli USA e la Nuclear posture review del 2018 (ENG-ITA), Eastwest, n. 77, Maggio 2018.


  • Hasta la victoria siempre? Cuba dopo Raul Castro (ENG-ITA), Eastwest, n. 77, Maggio 2018.


  • Il ruolo del presidente americano nella politica internazionale (ENG-ITA-GERM), Eastwest, n. 75, Gennaio 2018.


  • Democratic deconsolidation: Scientific debate or “alarmism”? (ENG), Democracy & Society, Center for Democracy & Civil Society at Georgetown University, Agosto, 2017.


  • Engendered democracy: the Polish crisis (ENG-ITA-GERM), Eastwest, n. 74, Novembre 2017.


  • The Canadian approach to migration (ENG-ITA), Eastwest, n. 72, Luglio 2017.


  • The election of Donald Trump. An attack on democracy? (ENG-ITA), Eastwest, n. 71, Maggio 2017.


 Giornali di fascia A:

  • Measuring the power of parties within US Government from 1993 to 2018: New key variables (ENG), European Journal of American Studies, European Association for American Studies, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/ejas.15928, 2020.


  • How to defend the democratic principle when elections and parchment barriers fail: A realistic approach to constitutional democracy (ENG), Journal of Constitutional History, n. 38, ISSN 1593-0793, 2019.


  • The absolutist dream of democracies in crisis: the political culture inspiring soft and hard populism (ENG), Politica e Società, Il Mulino Ed., DOI 10.4476/93982, ISSN 2240-7901, 2019.


  • Book review of “Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change” by Johan P. Olsen (ENG), Democratization, Taylor & Francis, DOI 10.1080/13510347.2018.1554650, 2019.


  • Book review of “Is Non-Western Democracy Possible? A Russian Perspective” by Alexei D. Voskressenski (ENG), Europe-Asia Studies, Taylor & Francis, Issue n. 70/10, DOI 10.1080/09668136.2018.1543980, 2019.


  • The Institutional Defenses of Democracy (ENG), Democracy and law, FrancoAngeli Editore, ISSN 0416-9565, DOI 10.3280, 2018.


  • Book review of “Democracy in Poland - Representation, participation, competition and accountability since 1989” by Anna Gwiazda (ENG), Democratization, Taylor & Francis, DOI 10.1080, 2018.

Altre riviste scientifiche:

  • On risks and defenses of democracy in Europe (ENG), Cuadernos de Yuste, Edited by Michel Dumoulin and Fundacion Academia Europea de Yuste, Peter Lang, 2020.  


  • Principles of subsidiarity and integral human development (ENG), in “Faith Based Organization. Models and goals”, Maria Rosaria Garofalo et al., Nuova Cultura Ed., 2020.


  • Democracy in Poland: a protracted crisis or on the brink of collapse? (ENG), Rassegna Giustizia Militare, Italian Ministry of Defense, ISSN 0391-2787, 2019.


  • The just war doctrine and the implications of fully autonomous weapons (ENG), Notes et Documents, International Institute J. Maritain, issue n° 39, ISSN 0394-2821, 2018.


  • The need for Institutional Social Responsibility (ENG), in Pace e diritti nei paesi del Mediterraneo, Aracne Editore, ISBN 978-88-255-1200-7, 2018.


  • An introduction to the status of democracy and its crisis (ENG), in “Democrazia, inclusione e pace nel Mediterraneo”, Aracne Edition, ISBN 978-88-255-0259-6, 2017.


  • Populism and the Crisis of European Integration: An Interview with Erik Jones (ENG), EuropeNow, issue n° 9, 2017.


  • Long-Term Changes and the Crisis of Democracy in Western Society (ENG), EuropeNow Journal, Council for European Studies, Columbia University, issue n° 3, 2017.


  • Defending minorities: immigration as new “ethnic genocide” - Christians in the Middle East (ENG), in “A Changing Humanity. Fast-paced living as a new model of being”, S. Sangalli et al., GBPress, ISBN 8878393460, 2016.


  • Muslim communities in Europe(ENG), in “Religion and politics”, S. Sangalli et al., GBPress et al, ISBN 9788878393271, 2016.


  • Istituzioni e economia al servizio della persona (ITA), Notes et Documents, International Institute Jacques Maritain, ISSN 0394-2821, issue n° 29, 2014.


  • The European economic governance: problems and proposals for institutional innovations (ENG, Paper), Journal for a Progressive Economy, 2014.


  • Democracy and citizenship in a global world (ENG) in “Sinderesi: fondamenti di etica pubblica”, S. Sangalli et al., GBPress, ISBN Sinderesi: fondamenti di etica pubblica, 2012.


Working papers e presentazioni:

  • Democracies in Crisis and their institutional defenses (ENG), paper presentato alla 18th Annual Aleksanteri Conference (2018), University of Helsinki, Finlandia.


  • Powerless and defenceless democracies: Reading the crisis of democracy under the lens of Giovanni Sartori (ENG), paper presentato al Research workshop Citizenship and Democracy (2017), University of Zurigo, Svizzera; alla XXXI Conferenza dell’Associazione Scienza politica Italiana, Urbino (2017).


  • The unresolved problems of the European Fiscal Rules and their political, social and economic impact (ENG), paper presentato alla NIGL Amsterdam University (2016). Il paper è stato selezionato anche per le seguenti presentazioni: “Opposing Europe?” - Università di Parma (2017); “Policy Making in Hard Times: Deregulation, Dismantling and Compensation” - LMU Monaco e l’Institut D'estudis Internacionals di Barcellona (2017);  “EMU, New Economic Governance & Social Justice” Queen’s University di Belfast (2018).


  • Understanding the crisis of democracy (ENG), presentato alla XXX dell’Associazione Scienza politica Italiana, Milano (2016).


  • A study of resilience of the European Union (ENG), presentato alla XXIII Conferenza internazionale del CES della Columbia University, Philadelphia (2016).


  • Fiscal Reform Act and Emergency Economic Strategic Plans: Redesigning the European Economic Governance (ENG), presentato al forum Progressive Economy, European Parliament, Bruxelles (2015).


  • European identity and national interests from an intergovernmental model to a Constitutional Agreement (ENG), presentato alla Accademia delle scienze di Ungheria, Budapest (2014).

Puoi trovare i miei lavori accademici su ResearchGate

You can find most of my academic works on ResearchGate


Riconciliazione democratica. 

EastWest n. 91

novembre-dicembre 2020


Measuring the power of parties within US Government from 1993 to 2018: New key variables


Long-Term Changes and the Crisis of Democracy in Western Society