Elena Baracani

Elena Baracani
Address: Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane
Palazzo Strozzi
Piazza degli Strozzi
50123 Firenze
Italy
E-Mail: elenabaracani@gmail.com
Telephone: +39 349 09 82702

Project

European Union as Democratic Anchor. An Instrument of Conflict Resolution in its Periphery?

The goal of the proposed project is to examine the role played by the EU in the resolution of regional conflicts directly involving some accession candidate or potential candidate countries and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) partners - Turkey, Serbia, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Moldova and Georgia. In particular, this research will provide an evaluation of the influence of the EU’s democratic anchoring on the management and possible settlement of crises, such as in Cyprus, Kosovo, the Western Sahara, Palestinian territories, Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The research will also compare the role played by the EU in crisis settlement with that of other international actors – in particular the United States and Russia – and international organisations such as the United Nations (UN), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Council of Europe.

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PERSONAL INFORMATION______________________________________________________________________

First Name: Elena
Family Name: Baracani
Birth year and place: 1977 – Florence
Citizenship: Italian
Mobile: +39 349 0982702 E-mail: elenabaracani@gmail.com Skype:elenabaracani Web page: http://www.cires.eu/CMpro-v-p-32.html

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY_______________________________________________________________________

Since March 2008: Researcher at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane in Florence as winner of a research grant in the framework of the ‘European Foreign and Security Policy Studies’ programme funded by the Compagnia di San Paolo (Italy), Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Sweden), and VolkswagenStiftung (Germany).

January 2008: winner of a European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) Visiting Fellowship.

July – December 2007: Research Assistant in a research project entitled ‘Eurisation and Democratisation at the Eastern Borderline of the European Union’, under the direction of Prof. Leonardo Morlino, at CIRES (Interuniversity Research Centre on Southern Europe), and financed under the European Union Jean Monnet Action.

July 2006 – June 2007: Research Assistano in a research project entitled ‘Evaluating EU promotion of democratic rule of law in Romania, Serbia-Montenegro, Turkey, Ukraine and Morocco’, under the direction of Prof. Leonardo Morlino, at the University of Florence.

Since June 2006: Coordinator of the Italian Society for the Study of the Diffusion of Democracy (http://www.cires.eu/mod-CMpro-listpages-subid-1-expsubid-1.html).

Since May 2006: CIRES Deputy Director and Researcher, at the Department of Political Science and Sociology, University of Florence, Polo delle Scienze Sociali, Edificio D5, Via delle Pandette 21, 50127 Firenze, Italy, (www.cires.eu).

April 20, 2006: Ph. D. in Political Science, University of Florence (Italy). Title of the dissertation: The European Union and Democracy Promotion. The Cases of Turkey and Serbia. Tutor: Professor Leonardo Morlino.

February – June 2006: Research Assistant at the Department of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Florence.

January 2003 – December 2005: winner of scholarship in the framework of the PhD programme in Political Science at the University of Florence.

November 29, 2001: M.A., University of Florence, Faculty of Political Sciences. Degree in Political Sciences - International Political Studies - cum laude. Thesis in International Organization. Title of the dissertation: The United Nations and Democracy Promotion. Tutor: Professor Marina Spinedi.

RESEARCH INTERESTS________________________________________________________________________

Democratization studies, in particular the external promotion of democracy, the quality of democracy, and the relationship between peace and democracy.

EU foreign policy, EU Enlargement, EU Stabilization and Association Process, and European Neighbourhood Policy.

Area studies: Eastern Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Southern Caucasus, and Western Balkans.

TEACHING ACTIVITY_________________________________________________________________________

Academic year 2007-08

Tutor of the PhD programme in Political Science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane in Florence.

Lecturer in ‘World Politics’, Kent State University in Florence.

Lecturer in ‘Contemporary European Politics’, Rutgers University in Florence.

Lecturer in ‘European Political Organization’, University for Foreigners of Perugia.

Teaching assistant in ‘The Politics of European Integration’, University of Florence.

Academic year 2006-07

Lecturer in ‘Contemporary European Politics’, Rutgers University in Florence.

Lecturer in ‘Democracy and International Politics’, University for Foreigners of Perugia.

Lecturer in ‘European Political Organization’, University for Foreigners of Perugia.

Teaching assistant in ‘The Politics of European Integration’, University of Florence.

Tutor for the Holy Cross College students studying at the University of Florence, Faculty of Political Science, discipline: ‘European Union Politics’.

Academic year 2005-06

Supervisor of the Master\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Thesis of Ms Martina Warning entitled ‘Neighborhood and Enlargement Policy: Comparing the Democratization Impact of the European Union in Morocco and Turkey’, in the framework of the Postgraduate Programme in European Studies (Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin).

Tutor for Georgetown University students studying at the University of Florence, Faculty of Political Science, discipline: ‘Policies of the European Union’.

Teaching assistant in ‘European Political Organization’, University for Foreigners of Perugia.

LANGUAGES_________________________________________________________________________________

ITALIAN: native.

ENGLISH: spoken and written (29th July 2002: TOEFL, total score 250/300).

FRENCH: spoken and written (June 2003: DALF).

GERMAN: spoken and written (1995: scholarship from the Pädagogisch Austausch Dienst).

ASSOCIATIONS______________________________________________________________________________

Member of the Italian Society of Political Science (SISP).

Member of the Italian Society for the Study of the Diffusion of Democracy (SSDD).

Member of the ECPR Graduate Network.

Member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).

Member of the International Studies Association (ISA).

PRESENTATIONS at CONFERENCES______________________________________________________________

July 10, 2008, Rome: Assessing the EU’s Role in the World. Paper: US and EU Strategies Compared in Promoting Democracy.

March 28, 2008, Turin: La Questione Cipriota. Alla ricerca di nuovi paradigmi interpretativi [The Cyprus Problem. Looking for new theoretical frameworks]. Presentation: La posizione di Ankara rispetto a TRNC [Turkey’s Cyprus Policy].

October 25-26, 2007, Nottingham: The Study of the European Neighbourhood Policy: Methodological, Theoretical and Empirical Challenges. Paper: The European Neighbourhood Policy: An Instrument for Conflict Resolution?

September 20-22, 2007, Catania: Italian Society of Political Science Annual Conference. Paper: The Impact of the EU’s Democratic Anchoring on the Settlement of the Cyprus Crisis. Discussant of the Panel ‘Transizioni democratiche e stabilizzazione economica: il ruolo dell’integrazione regionale’ [Democratic transition and economic stabilisation: the role of regional integration].

September 12-15, 2007: Turin: Sixth Pan-European International Relations Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR). Paper: The Impact of the EU’s Democratic Anchoring on the Settlement of the Cyprus Crisis.

September 6-8, 2007, Pisa: Fourth ECPR General Conference. Paper: The Impact of the EU’s Democratic Anchoring on the Settlement of the Cyprus Crisis.

September 3-5, 2007, Portsmouth, UACES Annual Conference. Paper: The Impact of the EU’s Democratic Anchoring on the Settlement of the Cyprus Crisis.

May, 28-29, 2007, Forlì: international conference on EU and Russia. The Challenges of a Pan-European Perspective.

May 7-12, 2007, Helsinki: ECPR Joint Sessions. Paper: The European Union’s Democracy Promotion in Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

September 12-14, 2006, Bologna: Italian Society of Political Science Annual Conference. Paper: L’Unione europea: àncora per la democrazia?.

June 10, 2006, Florence: Second meeting of the Italian Society for the Study of the Diffusion of Democracy (SSDD). Paper: L’Unione europea: àncora per la democrazia?

April 21-22, 2006: The First Challenge Training School: Perspectives on the European Neighbourhood Policy, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels. Paper: ENP political conditionality. A comparison between Morocco and Ukraine.

November 18-19, 2005, Darmstadt: The EU as an External Democracy Promoter: East and Central Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Pacific in Comparison. Paper: Preaccession, SAP and Neighbourhood: European Union democratic conditionality.

September 21-23, 2005, Cagliari: Italian Society of Political Science Annual Conference. Paper: L’Unione europea e la democratizzazione di Turchia e Marocco.

September 8-10, 2005, Budapest: 3rd ECPR Conference, Panel 18-1: “The EU as an External Democracy Promoter”. Paper: Pre-accession and Neighbourhood: European Union democratic conditionality.

September 5-7, 2005, Zagreb: The European Union: Past and Future Enlargements, UACES 35th Annual Conference and 10th Research Conference. Paper: Democracy Promotion in the context of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

June 16-18, 2005, Florence: Europeanization and Democratization: The Southern European Experience and the Perspective for New Member States of the Enlarged Europe. Paper: From the EMP to the ENP: A new European pressure for democratization in the Southern Mediterranean? The case of Morocco.

April 7-8, 2005, Oxford: UACES Student Forum, 6th Annual Conference. Paper: European Union democracy and rule of law promotion in South Eastern Europe.

September 15-17, 2004, Padua: Italian Society of Political Science Annual Conference. Paper: La strategia di promozione della democrazia dell’Unione europea: i casi della Romania e della Serbia e Montenegro.

March 29 –April 3 and July 5–9, 2004: European Commission, 2003 Jean Monnet Project, seminar on The European Union Neighbourhood Policy, under the supervision of Professor Fulvio Attinà, at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Catania. Paper: The EU and Democracy Promotion: A Strategy of Democratization in the framework of Neighbourhood Policy?

February 16-20, 2004: Intensive Programme Socrates-Erasmus 2003-2004, Interuniversitary Seminar of Barcelona, Citoyenneté, identités, légitimité et gouvernance dans l’Union européenne multiniveaux, coordinated by Professor Lieven Dewinter.

LIST of PUBLICATIONS______________________________________________________________________

Monographs:

(2008) Unione Europea e Democrazia in Turchia, Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino.

(2006) L’Unione Europea e la Promozione della Democrazia. I casi di Turchia e Serbia [The European Union and Democracy Promotion. The Cases of Turkey and Serbia], PhD Thesis, University of Florence.

Edited Books:

(2009) Democratization and hybrid regimes. International Actors and Domestic Dynamics in European post Soviet States (forthcoming).

Chapters in Books:

(2009) ‘The US and EU Strategies Compared in Promoting Democracy’, in F. Bindi (ed.) Assessing EU’s Role in the World, Washington: Brookings Institution Press (forthcoming).
(2009) ‘EU’s Strategy of Democracy Promotion towards Candidates, Potential Candidates and Neighbours’ in R. Espindola and R. Munck (eds) The politics of development: poverty, inequality and democratic governance in developing societies, London: Routledge, (forthcoming).

(2009) ‘La strategia di promozione della democrazia dell’Unione europea: i casi di Romania e Serbia’, in D. Irrera e G. Lucchese (eds) Alle Porte dell\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Europa. Sfide e Prospettive delle Prossime Fasi di Allargamento, (forthcoming).

(2009) ‘The European Neighbourhood Policy and Political Conditionality: Double Standards in EU Democracy Promotion?’, in T. Balzacq (ed.) The External Dimension of EU Justice and Home Affairs, Basingstoke: Palgrave, (forthcoming).

(2009) ‘EU Democratic Rule of Law Promotion’, in A. Magen and L. Morlino (eds) International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy, London: Routledge, 53-86.

(2007) ‘De la Asociación Euro-mediterránea a la politica europea de vecindad: ¿una nueva presión europea para la democratización en Marruecos?’, in A. Fernández-Ardavín and M. Goded Salto (Coords.) Europa y Marruecos. Diez aňos del Proceso de Barcelona, Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos, 79-101.

(2007) ‘Pre-accession and Neighbourhood: The European Union’s democratic conditionality in Turkey and Morocco’, in A. Jünemann and M. Knodt (eds) Externe Demokratieförderung durch die Europäische Union. European External Democracy Promotion, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 335-348.

(2005) ‘From the EMP to the ENP: A new European pressure for democratization in the Southern Mediterranean? The case of Morocco’, in R. Di Quirico (ed.) Europeanization and Democratization. Institutional Adaptation, Conditionality and Democratisation in European Union’s Neighbour Countries, Florence: European Press Academic Publishing, 261-280.

(2005) co-authored with R. Di Quirico ‘Introduction’, in R. Di Quirico (ed.) Europeanization and Democratization. Institutional Adaptation, Conditionality and Democratisation in European Union’s Neighbour Countries, Florence: European Press Academic Publishing, 11-24.

(2004) ‘The EU and Democracy Promotion: A Strategy of Democratization in the framework of Neighbourhood Policy’, in F. Attinà and R. Rossi (eds) European Neighbourhood Policy: Political, Economic and Social Issues, Catania, 37-57.

Journals’ Articles:

(2005) ‘From the EMP to the ENP: A new European pressure for democratization?’, Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER), Volume 1, Issue 2, 54-67.

co-authored with C. Dallara (2005) ‘European Union Democracy and Rule of Law Promotion in South-Eastern Europe’, The Journal of European Affairs, Volume 3, Number 1, 14-22.

Working papers:

(2008) The European Neighbourhood Policy: A New Anchor for Conflict Settlement?, University of Bath, Conflict and Security Studies, Global Europe Papers 2008/2.

(2007) ‘L’Unione europea: àncora per la democrazia?’, SSDD Working Paper, 3-2007.

(2006) ‘L’Unione europea e la democratizzazione di Turchia e Marocco’, CIRES Working Paper, 3-2006.

(2005) ‘La strategia di promozione della democrazia dell\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Unione europea’, CIRES Working Paper, 2-2005.

(2005) ‘From the EMP to the ENP: A new European pressure for democratization? The case of Morocco’, Ben-Gurion University (BGU), Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS), Working Paper 5.

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