Participatory governance in megaprojects is intended to involve citizens in the decision-making processes and tackle their disaffection towards institutions. Mattia Bottino analyses the ‘proximity strategy’ used to realise the Brenner Basistunnel between Italy and Austria and contrasts it with the NO TAV experience in Italy’s Susa Valley
Junior Researcher, Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research, Bolzano
Mattia holds an MA in International Relations and a BA in Political, Social and International Sciences from the University of Bologna, from which he also holds a Second-Level Master's Degree in Participatory Processes, Communities and Networks of Proximity.
His main research interests include deliberative democracy and federal studies; also participatory mechanisms for public policymaking in a multilevel perspective, and in deeply plural societies.
Mattia's additional fields of interest are historical linguistics and linguistic rights, national minority rights and minority nationalism in Europe.