The Horror of Self

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The Horror of Self
Roberto Farneti is ‘Senior RTD’ in Politics at the School of Economics and Management of the
Free University of Bozen/Bolzano. A political theorist specializing in Comparative Politics and
the History of Political Thought, Roberto has had visiting research and teaching posts at the
University of California, Los Angeles (2003-5), Columbia University (2003), Oxford University
(2000), and Brown University (2000). He has been the recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt
Fellowship for Experienced Researchers at the Exzellenzcluster on ‘Normative Orders’ of the
J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, from September 2009 through December 2011 (for
three non consecutive semesters).
His work has appeared in peer-refereed journals such as the Cambridge Review of International
Affairs (2013), History of Political Thought (2006, 2007 and 2012), Critical Inquiry (2006),
Theory & Event (2008), Polity (2009), The Review of Politics (2009), and the Journal of Political
Ideologies (2012). Roberto has also published extensively on Thomas Hobbes (in the Pacific
Philosophical Quarterly and in the Cambridge Companion to Hobbes’s Leviathan, Cambridge
University Press).
Roberto is the author of the books Mimetic Politics: Dyadic Patterns in Global Politics
(Michigan State University Press, 2015), Effetto Israele (Carocci, 2015) and Il canone moderno:
Filosofia politica e genealogia (Bollati Boringhieri, 2002). Roberto is also co-editor (with S.
Baroncelli, I. Horga, and S. Vanhoonacker) of the volume Teaching and Learning the European
Union: Traditional and Innovative Methods (Springer 2013).
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