Ugo Mattei

Ugo Mattei (Italy) is a professor of law in Turin and U.C. Hastings. He is the author, with Laura Nader of Plunder, When The Rule of Law is Illegal, and most recently Bene Comuni: Un Manifesto. He has been a lead promoter of the Italian referendum against privatization of water with more than 27 million votes mobilized around the idea “water is a common.” He is the Academic Coordinator of the International University College of Turin (, whose main focus is the multidisciplinary study of the commons.