Giulio Bolacchi

«A sociologist, well-educated in the dominant sociological schools of Western Europe and the United States, is going over a hat-factory. On the shelves of the store, an unknown but large number of boxes containing hats. On the shelves of his mind are also boxes: he positioned them as he progressed in sociological studies, from university to university teaching, and continues to position them when he finds new ones.

The boxes are marked with different labels. There is a row labeled positivistic organicism, symbolic interactionism, sociological formalism, social phenomenology, and conflict theory. Above that a row labeled sociological functionalism, social action theory, micro-functionalism, macro-functionalism, manifest and latent interests. And still other boxes, confusingly, with various labels.

Our sociologist is aware that these boxes are not always very prominent on the shelves of some social scientists, few to tell you the truth, of whose mental furniture he generally approves; but he received them from his teachers, and he has seen them handled with great competence and consideration by his colleagues. Whenever he could, he tried by himself, alone, to open the boxes; perhaps for lack of wit, he never saw something in them of which profitable use could be made. For this failure, his teachers and colleagues never forgave him.» (Le scatole vuote della sociologia [Empty sociological boxes], pp. 48-49) Postscript IT

Sociologist and Social psychologist, licensed to practice the profession of psychologist

San Giovanni Lupatoto (Verona) 24 March 1926 – Rome, 12 October 2020.

Classical high school diploma obtained in 1943 at the Liceo Ginnasio Dettori of Cagliari.

Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Cagliari. Dissertation: On the tacit limits of criminal law [Considerazioni sui limiti taciti della norma penale] (Supervisor: Professor Alberto Crespi), Academic year 1951/52.

University teaching qualification in Sociology (1966).

Father: Giuseppe Bolacchi.
Mother: Francesca Piga.

Spouse: Maria Sofia Casnedi.
Daughter: Francesca Bolacchi Casnedi.

Tenured Assistant and Professor of History of Economic Doctrines at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Cagliari, Italy (1957-1967)

Professor of Sociology and Social psychology at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Cagliari, Italy (1967-1998)

Chair of the International Post Graduate Programs in Higher Managerial Education at Ailun, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy (1991-2011).

Some information about my teaching activity

Emeritus Affilate Member, Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS)

Scientific Board AARBA, Association for the Advancement of Radical Behavior Analysis

Advisory Board IESCUM, Istituto Europeo per lo studio del comportamento umano (European Institute for the Study of Human Behavior)

Member of the Editorial Board of Behavior and Philosophy (2000-2013)

Emeritus Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Contemporary Sociology.

Member of the Board of Directors of RAI (Italian Radio and Television), 1975-76 (in this role I designed the organizational reform of Italian Public Broadcasting Service)

Member of the Scientific Committee of Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian Industry, association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy) and Acting Director of the External Relations Department (Rome), 1977-81

Member of the National Ministerial Commission for the definition of compulsory middle school education programs (1978)

Member of the Board of Directors of ISTUD, Istituto Studi Direzionali (Directional Studies Institute), Stresa (1977-1980); Member of the Board of Directors of CENSIS, Centro Studi Investimenti Sociali (Study Center for Social Investments), Rome (1977-1981); Member of the Board of Directors of ISFOL, Istituto per lo Sviluppo della Formazione Professionale dei Lavoratori (Institute for the Development of Vocational Training for Workers), public-law institution, Rome (1977-1981)

Member of the Scientific Committee for the study of a free zone to establish in Sardinia (1982-83); Member of the Interdisciplinary working group for the functional and organizational restructuring of the system of regional agencies within the Reform of Sardinia Government (1990-91)

These pictures were taken in 2007 and 2010 by Rita Olla during the lessons I gave in the International Post Graduate Programs in the field of Higher Managerial Education. In some pictures is also present Rosanna Farci, whose contribution has been fundamental for the realization of this site.