Francesco Bonini (Reggio Emilia, 1957) is Full Professor of History of Political Institutions and since 2014 rector of the LUMSA University of Rome. Student at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, has served as professor at the Università Cattolica di Milano (1992-1996) Teramo (1993-2011) La Sapienza Università di Roma (2005-12) and LUMSA (since 1996).
His research focuses administrative and constitutional history and analysis, studying both individual institutions and profiles of synthetic reconstruction. He has developed studies about Italian, French. European and Canadian institutions, as well as sport institutions. Among his books: Amministrazione e costituzione. Il modello francese (Carocci 1999), Storia costituzionale della Repubblica. Un profilo dal 1946 ad oggi (Carocci 2006), Le istituzioni sportive italiane. Storia e politica (Giappichelli 2007).