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Essays on spatial inequalities evidence from Pakistan

Prof. Christopher Gilbert
26 September 2011
Research Economist at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) in Islamabad,
Akchurina Viktoria

The state as social practice: sources, resources, and forces in Central Asia

Prof. Vincent Della Sala
28 January 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher at the GLOBALCONTEST project/CERAL, University of Paris-13, Paris

Hegemony, private actors, and international institutions: transnational corporations as the agents of transformation of the trade regime from GATT to the WTO

Prof. Vincent Della Sala
17 May 2011
Program Officer for the General Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington D.C. 
Chiara Tea

Promoting the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: The (Potential) Role of National Human Rights Institutions

Prof. Giuseppe Nesi
14 June 2019


Wandering in Twilight? Democracy Promotion by the EU and the USA and Democratization in Armenia

Prof. Sergio Fabbrini
19 March 2012
Senior Researcher within TRANSWORLD project at the Otto-Suhr Institute of Political Science,
Freie Universität Berlin
Baldarelli Margherita
Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and Legal Pluralism in Africa: The Case of Zambia and Ghana

Prof. Luisa Antoniolli
7 March 2018

Legal Assistant at the European Commission, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)

Developments in the international legal regime of protection of migrant workers’ rights: the impact of globalization

Prof. Alessandro Fodella
8 April 2009

Research Fellow, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London 


Essays on financial factors and firm export behaviour

Prof. Stefano Schiavo
31 January 2014

Bank of England,

Betti Andrea

Legitimate and Contested:
How States Respond to International Norms

Prof. Roberto Belloni
16 March 2012

Assistant Professor
Theory of International Relations
Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid

Bobić Marinko
Minor Powers Confronting Major Powers: A Comparative Examination of the Conditions Facilitating Decisions to go to War

Prof. Filippo Andreatta
28 April 2016

Lecturer for Leiden University,
The Netherlands

A Genealogy of Government. On Governance, Transparency and Partnership in the European Union

Prof. Vincent Della Sala
8 March 2011

EU Affairs Advisor in EU Policies and Strategies, Directorate of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Prof. Vincent Della Sala
11 April 2013
Adjunct professor, Faculty of Law, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain
Cittadino Federica

Indigenous Rights and the Protection of Biodiversity: A Study of Conflict and Reconciliation in International Law 

Prof. Marco Pertile
19 January 2017

Senior Researcher, Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, EURAC (Bolzano)


Costantini Irene

Statebuilding versus state formation: the political economy of transition in Iraq and Libya

Prof. Roberto Belloni
27 April 2015

Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Naples 'L'Orientale' 

Illegal Waste Traffic and Legitimate Market Players: Legislative opportunities in Italy

1 April 2014
Prof. Andrea Di Nicola
Lawyer, International Law Firm,
Milan, Italy

The process of harmonisation of the law of international commercial arbitration: drafting and diffusion of uniform norms

2 March 2010
Prof. Luisa Antoniolli
Income Agency,
Milan, Italy
21 June 2011
Prof. Richard Pomfret 

Assistant Professor,
RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)

Denti Davide

The European Union and Member State Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prof. Simona Piattoni
20 April 2018

Policy Officer at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)

The Legal Recognition of same-sex unions in the EU: can the charter of fundamental rights of the European Union make the difference?

20 April  2012
Prof. Roberto Toniatti
External professor of comparative public law, Department of Political Science, University of Padua, Italy 
Erforth Benedikt

A Reflectivist Approach to France's Security Policy-Making in Sub-Saharian Africa

Prof. Vincent Della Sala
22 May 2015

Lecturer in International Relations, Political Science, and Comparative Constitutional Law, SciencesPo, Paris

Fiorentini Enrico

Avoiding non-proliferation atrophy: 
The effectiveness of multilateral cooperation, regime dynamics and the case of nuclear non-proliferation

Prof. Paolo Foradori
19 September 2018

Consultant at the Office for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

South African

New Maps for Africa? Contextualising the 'Chinese' model within Ethiopian and Kenyan paradigms of development

Prof. Peter Wagner
21 February 2013

Assistant Professor of Globalisation and Development Studies,
The University of Maastricht,
the Netherlands

Frosecchi Giulia
Constitutional Balancing and Fundamental Labour Rights: an Analytical Approach to the Italian and Spanish Case Law on Post-Crisis Reforms
Prof. Matteo Borzaga
10 June 2019

Principles Matter: Humanitarian Assistance to Civilians under IHL

Prof. Marco Pertile
30 January 2014
Delegate for the ICRC

The Impact of Social Enterprises onSocio-Economic Development in Transition Countries: The Cases of Poland and Ukraine

Prof. Carlo Borzaga
1 July 2009

Research coordinator,
European Research Institute
on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse),
Trento, Italy

Galvis Martínez Manuel Andrés 

Allegiance in International Armed Conflicts. The Role of the Duty of Fidelity in International Humanitarian Law

Prof. Marco Pertile
12 July 2018

Legal Assistant for the Defence - United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Giannetto Leila

More than consultation
Civil society organisations mainstreaming fundamental rights in EU border management policies: the case of Frontex and its Consultative Forum

Prof. Carlo Ruzza
7 June 2018

Researcher at FIERI and Euricse

Seeking Protection in Europe:
Refugees, Human Rights, and Bilateral Agreements Linked to Readmission

Prof. Antonino Alì
8 May 2014
Lecturer in Law,
Department of Law and Criminology, Edge Hill University, UK

Undertaking the Responsibility: International Community, States, R2P and Humanitarian Intervention

Prof. Michele Nicoletti
27 July 2011

Assistant Professor,
Department of International Relations
 Hacettepe University,
Ankara, Turkey


Transition and Failing States: Albania in the 1990s

Prof. Vincent Della Sala
7 April 2009

Research Fellow,
Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science,
University of Trento

Guzzo Falci Paula

Illiberal Secularism: A Critical Approach to the Study of Social and Religious Governance in Liberal Democracies

Prof. Michele Nicoletti
27 November 2018


Essays on Economic Growth and Development in Post-Socialist Countries

Prof.  Luigi Bonatti  
17 April 2012
Country Economist of the World Bank Office in Belarus

Economic Security for the working poor? Trade-linked labour standards, workers' rights, and the politics of representation of Bangladesh's garment workers 

Prof. Giorgio Fodor
24 April 2012 

Associate Professor, Institute of Bangladesh Studies, University of Rajshahi, and Chairman, Development Synergy Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Katzarova Elitza

The World Is Broken: The Social Construction of a Global Corruption Problem

Prof. Vincent Della Sala
30 April 2015

Lecturer and researcher at the Chair of International Relations at the University of Brunswick - Institute of Technology, Germany
Prof. Luisa Antoniolli
8 June 2012 
Assistant Professor of Business Law and Human Rights,
University of Connecticut, U.S.A.

The Conflict-Cooperation Nexus: Politicization, Security and Domestic Institutions in EU-Russia Energy Relations

Prof. Paolo Rosa
16 April 2015

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Brussels

Helsinki disentangled (1973-75): West Germany, the Netherlands, the EPC and the principle of the protection of human rights

Prof.  Mark F. Gilbert
13 February 2012
Conference officer, Office of the Secretary-General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Prof. Andrea Di Nicola
1 April 2014
Lecturer in Criminology,
The University of Southampton,
United Kingdom

The Legal Status of Roma in Europe: between national  minority and transnational people

Prof. Jens Woelk
19 April 2013
Consultant for the development and management of EU co-funded projects in the area of socio-economic inclusion
Decentralised International Cooperation: Enhancing Conservation and Sustainable Management of Transboundary Natural Resources

Prof. Louisa Rosemary Parks
7 June 2019

Ideas and Policy Change
The International Monetary Fund from Orderly to Properly Sequenced Liberalization
Prof. Sergio Fabbrini
20 June 2008
Associate Professor in International Political Economy,
Scuola Normale Superiore,
Pisa, Italy

Nicoli Francesco

Integration in times of crisis. Testing Neofunctional hypotheses: a political economy investigation of crisis-led integration.

Prof. Luigi Bonatti
17 February 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Access Research Centre,
University of Amsterdam


Possible Patriotisms: Refracting the Political through Multiculturalism, Postnationalism, and Terrorism

Prof. Gianfranco Poggi
11 January 2008
University of the Italian Switzerland


Contesting the European Union in times of crisis: an analysis of Facebook interactions

Prof. Carlo Ruzza
28 May 2019

University of Trento

Quer Giovanni Matte

Visiting Researcher,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Roberti di Sarsina Jacopo

Is International Law a Building or Stumbling Block to States' Response to a Legacy of Massive Atrocities? Reassessing the Obligations to Investigate and Prosecute

Prof. Giuseppe Nesi
21 May 2018
Romaniuk Scott N.

Under Siege: Counter-Terrorism Policy and Civil Society in Hungary

Prof. Paolo Foradori
15 June 2018


Prof. Marco Pertile
16 April 2013     

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics at Pace University and the New York Institute of Technology
Prof. Vincent Della Sala
26 February 2010
Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations,
Çağ University, Turkey
Selenica Ervjola
Albanian and Italian

New states challenged: education, peacebuilding and state-building  in post-conflict Kosovo and East Timor

Prof. Roberto Belloni
4 July 2016

Visiting research fellow,
Centre for International Education, University of Sussex

Protection Associate with UNHCR

Procedural Incentives in Private Damages Actions for Infringement of Competition Law: EU and U.S. perspectives - The EU, Italy, England and Wales, and the U.S -

Prof. Antonino Alì
27 February 2014

Legal Advisor in matters concerning competition law and regulated network industries (Gas and Electricity) with the European Institutions
Policy Officer at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)
Director of the Department of Legal Affairs at the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


The Fallacy of Democratic Victory: Decision-Making and Arab-Israeli Wars, 1967-2006

Prof.  Sergio Fabbrini
30 April 2009

​ Counsellor,
Egyptian Ministry
of Foreign Affairs


The State and Transnational Organized Crime: A Case Study Analysis of Criminal Opportunities in the Russian Federation and the United States

Prof. Andrea Di Nicola
7 November 2013
Assistant Professor,
John Jay College of Criminal Justice  New York, United State

The High Representative for the CFSP and EU security culture: from mediation to policy entrepreneurship

Prof.  Sergio Fabbrini 
16 March 2012 
Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM),
San Michele all'Adige,
Trento, Italy