Daniele Caramani is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He translated from English into Italian, Stein Rokkan’s State Formation, Nation-Building and Mass Democracy in Europe, edited by Peter Flora et al. (2002). For his book The Nationalization of Politics: The Formation of National Electorates and Party Systems in Western Europe (2004) he has been awarded the 'Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Research in the Social Sciences'. He has also authored the entry 'Rokkan, Stein' for The Encyclopedia of Political Science.