PhD in “Politics, Society and Culture” and adjunct professor of “Theories of Social Regulation and Security” at the Department of Political and Social Science, University of Calabria.
Research interests: urban political sociology, personalization of political power, neopatrimonialism.
Recent publications: Coco A. (2018), Politica e città in trasformazione. Il caso di Bari, Rubbettino. Costabile A, Coco A (2017). Social Actors and Social Ties in Multiple Modernity: Familism and Social Change in the South of Italy. «European Journal of Political and Cultural Sociology», vol. 41. Coco A. (2014), Neopatrimonialism and Local Elite Attitudes. Similarities and Differences Across Italian Regions in «Territory, Politics, Governance».