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Raffaella A. Del Sarto

Part-time Professor, Director of the BORDERLANDS project


Email: Del Sarto raffaella.delsarto@eui.eu

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 518

Fax [+39] 055 4685 770

Office: Villino, VL025

Biographical Note


Raffaella A. Del Sarto is Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), SAIS Europe at Bologna, Johns Hopkins University. At the EUI, she is Part-time Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies where she directs the research project on "BORDERLANDS: Boundaries, Governance, and Power in the European Union’s Relations with North Africa and the Middle East," funded by the European Research Council (ERC).She was previously a Research Fellow at St Antony’s College, Middle East Centre, University of Oxford (2007-2011), and both a Marie Curie Fellow (2005-2007) and a Jean Monnet Fellow (2004-2005) at the EUI’s Schuman Centre. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to her PhD studies she worked as a project manager in support of Palestinian NGOs during the Oslo peace process in the late 1990s.

Research Interests


Her research interests include the politics and international relations of the Middle East as well as the European Union’s relations with North Africa and the Middle East. She is also interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, EU policies towards Israel and the Palestinian territories, and the politics and regional relations of Israel. An additional research interest is International Relations theory, with a particular focus on the domestic-foreign policy nexus as well as the link between borders, power, and interdependence.

Languages


English, French, Italian, German, Hebrew, some Arabic.

Publications


Monograph

2017 (forthcoming). Israel under Siege: The Politics of Insecurity and the Rise of the Israeli Neo-Revisionist Right, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

2006. Contested State Identities and Regional Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Edited volumes (books)

2015. Fragmented Borders, Interdependence and External Relations: The Israel-Palestine-European Union Triangle, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2006. The Convergence of Civilizations: Constructing a Mediterranean Region, Toronto: University of Toronto Press (with Emanuel Adler, Federica Bicchi, and Beverly Crawford).

 

Articles in peer reviewed journals

2016. ‘Normative Empire Europe: The European Union, Its Borderlands, and the “Arab Spring”’, Journal of Common Market Studies 54(2): 215-232.

2015. ‘Uncertainties at the European Union's Southern Borders: Actors, Policies and Legal Frameworks’, European Security 24 (3): 369-380 (with Chiara Steindler).

2014. 'Defining Borders and People in the Borderlands: EU Policies, Israeli Prerogatives and the Palestinians’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(2): 200-216.

2011. ‘From Brussels with Love: Leverage, Benchmarking, and the Action Plans with Jordan and Tunisia in the EU’s Democratization Policy’, Democratization 18(4): 932-955 (with Tobias Schumacher).

2011. ‘Plus ça change…? Israel, the EU and the Union for the Mediterranean’, Mediterranean Politics 16(1): 117-153.

2009. ‘Back to Square One? The Netanyahu Government and the Prospects for Middle East Peace’, Mediterranean Politics 14(3): 421-428.

2008. ‘Italy’s Politics without Policy: Balancing  Atlanticism and Europeanism in the Middle East’, Modern Italy 13(2): 135-153 (with Nathalie Tocci).

2007.  ‘Wording and Meaning(s): EU-Israeli Political Cooperation according to the ENP Action Plan’, Mediterranean Politics 12(1): 59-74.

2006. ‘Security and Democracy: A Reprise’, European Security 15(4): 507-518.

2005. ‘Setting the (Cultural) Agenda: Concepts, Communities, and Representation in Euro-Mediterranean Relations’, in Mediterranean Politics 10(3): 313-330.

2005. ‘From EMP to ENP: What’s at Stake with the European Neighbourhood Policy towards the Southern Mediterranean?’, European Foreign Affairs Review 10(1): 17-38 (with Tobias Schumacher).

2003. ‘Israel’s Contested Identity and the Mediterranean’, Mediterranean Politics 8(1): 27-58.

2001. ‘Caught between Europe and the Orient: Israel and the EMP’, The International Spectator 36(4): 61-75 (with Alfred Tovias).

 

Special issues

2017 (forthcoming). ‘Contentious Borders in the Middle East and North Africa’, Special issue of International Affairs, spring (with Louise Fawcett and Asli S. Okyay).

2015. ‘Uncertainties at the European Union's Southern Borders’, Special issue of European Security 24 (3): 369-490 (with Chiara Steindler).

2006.‘Security and Democracy in the European Union’, Special issue of European Security, 15 (4) (with Cathleen Kantner and Angela Liberatore).

 

Book chapters

2015. ‘Borders, Power, and Interdependence: A Borderlands Approach to Israel-Palestine and the European Union’, in Raffaella A. Del Sarto (ed.), Fragmented Borders, Interdependence and External Relations: The Israel-Palestine-European Union Triangle, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 3-24.

2015. ‘Visa Regimes and the Movement of People across the EU and Israel-Palestine’, in Raffaella A. Del Sarto (ed.), Fragmented Borders, Interdependence and External Relations: The Israel-Palestine-European Union Triangle, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 48-64.

2015. ‘The Legal Fragmentation of Palestine-Israel and European Union Policies Promoting the Rule of Law’ (with Asem Khalil), in Raffaella A. Del Sarto (ed.), Fragmented Borders, Interdependence and External Relations: The Israel-Palestine-European Union Triangle, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 129-154.

2014. ‘Israel and the European Union: Between Rhetoric and Reality’, in Colin Shindler (ed.) Israel and the Great Powers: Diplomatic Alliances and International Relations beyond the Middle East, London: I.B. Tauris, pp. 155-186.

2011. ‘Italy in the Mediterranean: Between Atlanticism and Europeanism’ (with Maurizio Carbone, Valter Coralluzzo, and Nathalie Tocci), in Maurizio Carbone (ed.), Italy in the Post-Cold War Order, Lanham: Lexington Books, pp.197-214.

2010. ‘Borderlands: The Middle East and North Africa as the EU’s Southern Buffer Zone’, in Dimitar Bechev and Kalypso Nicolaidis (eds.), Mediterranean Frontiers: Borders, Conflicts and Memory in a Transnational World, London: I.B. Tauris, pp. 149-167.

2007. ‘Il confine del consenso: La guerra dei Sei Giorni e la frammentazione della società e della politica israeliana’ (The Limits of Consensus: The Six-Day War and the Fragmentation of Israeli Politics and Society’), in Arturo Marzano and Marcella Simoni (eds.), Quaranta anni dopo: Confini, barriere e limiti in Israele e Palestina, 1967-2007, Bologna: Il Ponte, pp. 33-48.

2006. ‘Region-Building, EU Normative Power, and Contested Identities: The Case of Israel’, in Emanuel Adler, Federica Bicchi, Beverly Crawford, and Raffaella A. Del Sarto (eds.), The Convergence of Civilizations: Constructing a Mediterranean Region, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 296-333.

2006. ‘Israel and the EU: An Enhanced Political Co-operation?’, in Roby Nathanson and Stephan Stetter (eds.), ENP Monitor, Tel Aviv: Friedrich Ebert Foundation, pp. 220-245.

2004. ‘Turkey’s EU Membership: An Asset for the EU’s Policy towards the Mediterranean and Middle East?’, inNathalie Tocci and Ahmet Evin  (eds.), Towards Accession Negotiations: Turkey's Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges Ahead, Fiesole (Florence): European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, pp. 137-155.

1999. ‘Israeli Identity as Seen through European Eyes’, in Shlomo Avineri and Werner Weidenfeld (eds.), Integration and Identity: Challenges to Europe and Israel, Bonn: Europa Union Verlag, pp. 59-79.

 

Policy reports, working papers and other publications

2015 “Periphery under Pressure: Morocco, Tunisia and the European Union's Mobility Partnership on Migration,” EUI Working Papers, RSCAS 2015/75, BORDERLANDS Project (with Mohamed Limam).

2014. “Partnership or Power Projection? EU and its ‘Neighbourhood’”, Open Democracy, 18. November (with Simone Tholens).

2013. Conflict at the EU’s Southern Borders: The Sahel Crisis, Open Democracy, 1 February (with Simone Tholens).

2006. ‘Changes in EU-Israeli Relations?’, Internationale Politik Transatlantic Edition, 7(1): 92-103.

2006. ‘Benchmarking Human Rights and Democratic Development in the Euro-Mediterranean Context: Conceptualising Ends, Means, and Strategies’, lead author, with contributions of Ahmed Driss, Erwan Lannon, and Tobias Schumacher, EuroMeSCo Annual Report, Lisbon: EuroMeSCo Secretariat.

1999. ‘Environment and the Palestinian NGO Sector: A Needs Assessment Study’, Jerusalem: Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

1999. ‘Youth and the Palestinian NGO Sector: A Needs Assessment Study’, Jerusalem: Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

  

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