Mazzoleni, Gianpietro (1946–)

Gianpietro Mazzoleni is a professor at Università Statale di Milano. He was one of the first Italian scholars to discover the importance of the field of political communication. With his international activity and connections, Mazzoleni has put the Italian school at the heart of this newborn scientific area. Together with other colleagues, with the founding of Comunicazione Politica, the leading journal in the country for political communication studies, Mazzoleni has facilitated the creation of an autonomous scientific field, separating it from other older fields such as sociology, political science, and semiotics. Mazzoleni's presence at conferences and debates, as well as his involvement in teaching activities, has been of great importance in establishing a field that had previously lacked proper legitimation.

Mazzoleni's interest in political communication studies ...

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