Dr Nicola Maggini is a Research Fellow in the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Florence and a member of CISE (Italian Centre for Electoral Studies). He has been a Teaching Assistant for a sociology module at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, and he currently teaches Italian Political System at Middlebury College (Florence). He holds a BA in Political Science with Distinction (2005), an MA in Political Science with Distinction (2008) from the University of Florence and a PhD with Distinction from the Italian Institute of Human Sciences (SUM) of Florence (2012). He has been a Research Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Florence from 2012 to 2015. He has published in Italian and international scientific journals and has co-edited several volumes for the Dossier CISE series. He is the author of Young People’s Voting Behavior in Europe. A Comparative Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). His main research interests are socio-political attitudes, electoral systems, voting behaviour and party competition in comparative perspective. His academic work deals primarily with quantitative research and statistical analysis of cross-national surveys.