Enrico Borghetto

Enrico Borghetto

Assistant Professor

University of Florence


I am currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, School of Political Science “Cesare Alfieri”, University of Florence.

I am one of the founders and main investigators for the Italian Policy Agendas Project and the Portuguese Policy Agendas Project.

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  • Legislative studies
  • Policy agendas
  • Comparative politics
  • Italy and Portugal
  • Data analysis
  • EU studies


  • PhD in Political Studies, 2007

    University of Milan

  • Degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences, 2003

    University of Bologna (Forlì)

Recent Posts

I joined the Editorial Board of EJPR

Starting from January 1st 2021, I joined the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Political Research.

New post in the LSE EUROPP blog with Derek Epp about our recent article in JEPP

In this post for the EUROPP (European politics and policy) blog of the London School of economics, we present the findings from our recent article in JEPP. The post can be found at this address: https://blogs.

New Assistant Professor position at the University of Florence

Since April 2020, I have started a new Assistant Professor position at the School of Social Sciences “Cesare Alfieri”, University of Florence. No words can express my profound gratitude for the friends and colleagues whom I have been collaborating with at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences in Lisbon for the last 7 years.

ConstiRep project was selected for funding by the Transnational Cooperation Program Pessoa

“Constirep: Constituency Service and policy representation in European Parliaments” is a joint project by the FCSH and Lille Catholic University. It will be funded by the Transnational Cooperation Program Pessoa in 2020 and 2021.

Award at the FCSH 41st Anniversary

I was awarded the Premio Santander de Internacionalização da Produção Científica da NOVA FCSH 2019 as best researcher (2nd place in ex-aequo)


Parliament’s (lack of) agenda-setting power over the executive decision agenda: evidence from Belgium, France and Portugal

One of the functions of parliamentary questions in modern legislatures is to pressure executives to pay attention to specific issues. …

Parliamentary Questions as an Instrument for Geographic Representation: The Hard Case of Portugal

This article asks whether and why, in a system lacking electoral incentives to cultivate personal votes, MPs might choose to signal to …

Legislative agendas during periods of inequality: evidence from Europe and the United States

This article investigates the relationship between economic inequality and legislative agendas. It argues that rising inequality makes …

Party Manifestos, Opposition and Media as Determinants of the Cabinet Agenda

Cabinets are the engine of policy change in parliamentary systems. Yet, we still know little about how cabinets micro-manage the …

Working papers



This is an R package, currently under development ( git repository), providing functions to access data from the Comparative Agendas Project. A prototype package was presented (slides here ) at the University of Amsterdam in 2018.

Comparative Agendas Project

The Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) assembles and codes information on the policy processes of governments from around the world. For more information click here. I am currently Principal investigator in two national teams:


EU politics and policies in the contemporary world

Postgraduate course from 22/02/2021 to 28/05/2021

Interest Group Politics

Postgraduate course from 14/09/2020 to 11/12/2020


Dipartimento di Scienze politiche e sociali ( DSPS)