Lorenzo Fioramonti is Full Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation. He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for Social Investment of the University of Heidelberg and at the Hertie School of Governance (Germany) and Associate Fellow at UNU-CRIS. Prof. Fioramonti is the first and only Jean Monnet Chair in Africa, a prestigious recognition awarded by the European Commission to distinguished academics in the field of regional integration studies. In 2012, Prof. Fioramonti received the UP Exceptional Young Researcher Award and in 2014 he was nominated UNESCO-UNU Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People.
His most recent books include: How Numbers Rule the World: The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics (Zed Books 2014), Civil Society and World Regions (Lexington 2014), Citizens vs. Markets: How Civil Society is Rethinking the Economy in Times of Crisis (Routledge 2013) and Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World’s Most Powerful Number (Zed Books 2013). His research interests range from the social dimension of regional governance to EU studies, civil society, migration and human development, the governance of the commons and alternative political economies.
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