Marco Calaresu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Sassari (Italy), where he teaches Political Science and Public Policy Analysis. He earned a PhD in Political Science at Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane - Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence-Pisa, Italy). He was Visiting Scholar at New York University and Erasmus+ Visiting Professor at Cardiff University. His research interests include security policies and the quality of democracy. Among his recent publications: Security Pacts: the Italian Experience (Eleven International Publishing, 2017); Policing and Urban Control in Rome and Milan. A View From the Southern Edge of Europe, (with R. Selmini, in A. Edwards, E. Devroe, P. Ponsaers, Policing European Metropolises, Routledge, 2017); “Democra-city”: Bringing the City Back into Democratic Theory for the 21st Century, (with M. Tebaldi, in City, Territory and Architecture, 2015).