Research Interests

Family and Social Policy, Comparative Welfare State, Gender Studies, Work-family Reconciliation Issues, Childcare and Elderly Care Policies.


International Academy of Comparative Law: Member
European Law Institute: Fellow
Global Jurist (Journal): Founding Editor
Common Core of European Private Law (Journal): General Editor
International University College of Turin: Academic Coordinator
Università degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza: Professore Ordinario di Diritto Privato
University of California Hastings College of the Law: Distinguished Professor of Law and Alfred and Hanna Fromm Chair in International and Comparative Law.

Selected Works

  • The Ecology of Law: Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community, Berrett-Koehler, 2015 (with Fritjof Capra)
  • Future generations now! A commons-based analysis,” in in S. Bailey, G. Farrell & U.Mattei eds., Protecting Future Generations Through Commons, Council of Europe, Trends in Social Cohesion 26, Strasbourg 2014. Published also in French.
  • Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal, Wiley-Blackwell, 2008 (with Laura Nader)

Carlo Alberto Fellow

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