Domenico Fisichella is a former Professor of Political Science at the University La Sapienza, Rome. He served in the Italian Senate (1994–2008) where was been Deputy Speaker for ten years. He was Minister of Cultural Affairs. Among his publications are Istituzioni politiche. Struttura e pensiero (1999); Denaro e democrazia. Dall'antica Grecia all'economia globale (2000); Politica e mutamento sociale (2002); Elezioni e democrazia. Un'analisi comparata (2003).