Dr. Federica Bicchi

Dr. Federica Bicchi

Federica Bicchi is Associate Professor of International Relations of Europe in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Part-Time Professor in the Global Governance Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

She holds a PhD degree in Political Science from the European University Institute and has spent research periods at Stanford University, New York University (New York), University of Siena and the Free University of Berlin. She has published European Foreign Policy Making towards the Mediterranean (Palgrave, 2007), and edited inter alia European Diplomatic Practices (2017, with Niklas Bremberg) and The Struggle for Influence in the Middle East (2015, with Benoit Challand and Steven Heydeman), as well as articles in the Journal of European Public PolicyDemocratization, Cooperation and Conflict, Geopolitics and The Hague Journal of Diplomacy.

Expertise Details

European foreign policy; European External Action Service; Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Euro-Mediterranean relations; The “practice turn” in International Relations

Publications (Selected)

Bicchi, Federica (2018) The Occupation of Palestinian territories since 1967: an analysis of Europe’s role, Global Affairs, 4 (1): 3-5. 

Bicchi, Federica (2018) The debate about the occupation of Palestinian territories on UK campuses, from politicization to re-writing the rules, Global Affairs, 4 (1): 89-100. 

Bicchi, Federica (2018) The Mediterranean, between unity and fault line, Global Affairs, 4 (2-3): 329-339. 

Bicchi, Federica (2018) The European Cooperation in the Southern Mediterranean: The Multilateralization of Bilateral Relations?, Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 13 (1): 117-135. 

Bicchi, Federica and Maurer, Heidi (2018) European Cooperation Abroad: European Diplomatic Cooperation Outside EU Borders, Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 13 (1): 1-19. 

Bicchi, Federica, Noutcheva, Gergana and Voltolini, Benedetta (2018) ‘The European Neighbourhood Policy between bilateralism and region-building’ in Schumacher, Tobias, Marchetti, Andreas and Demmelhuber, Thomas (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 249-258. 

Bicchi, Federica and Voltolini, Benedetta (2017) Europe, the Green Line and the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian border: closing the gap between discourse and practice? Geopolitics, 23 (1). pp. 124-146.

Bicchi, Federica (2016) Europe under occupation: the European diplomatic community of practice in the Jerusalem area. European Security, 25 (4). pp. 461-477.

Bicchi, Federica and Brember, Niklas (2016) European diplomatic practices: contemporary challenges and innovative approaches.European Security, 25 (4). pp. 391-406.

Bicchi, Federica (2016) Europe under occupation: the European diplomatic community of practice in the Jerusalem area. European Security, 25 (4). pp. 461-477.

Bicchi, Federica, Challand, Benoit and Heydemann, Steven (eds.) (2016) The Struggle for Influence in the Middle East: the Arab Uprisings and Foreign Assistance, Oxon: Routledge. 

Bicchi, Federica (2014) Information exchanges, diplomatic networks and the construction of European knowledge in European Union foreign policy. Cooperation and Conflict, 49 (2). pp. 239-259.

Bicchi, Federica and Voltolini, Benedetta (2013) EU democracy assistance in the Mediterranean: what relationship with the Arab uprisings? Democracy and Security, 9 (1-2). pp. 80-99. I

Bicchi, Federica and Carta, Caterina (2012) The COREU Network and the circulation of information within EU foreign policy. Journal of European Integration, 34 (5). pp. 465-484.

Bicchi, Federica (2012) The European external action service: a pivotal actor in EU foreign policy communications? Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 7 (1). pp. 81-94.

Bicchi, Federica (2011) The EU as a community of practice: foreign policy communications in the COREU network. Journal of European Public Policy, 18 (8). pp. 1115-1132. 

Bicchi, Federica (2011) The Union for the Mediterranean, or the changing context of Euro-Mediterranean relations. Mediterranean Politics, 16 (1). pp. 3-19.

Bicchi, Federica and Gillespie, Richard (2011) The Union for the Mediterranean: continuity or change in Euro-Mediterranean relations? – special issue, edited by Bicchi, F. and Gillespie, R. Mediterranean Politics, 16 (1).

Bicchi, Federica and Gillespie, Richard, eds. (2011) The Union for the Mediterranean. Routledge, London, UK.

Bicchi, Federica (2010) Dilemmas of implementation: EU democracy assistance in the Mediterranean. Democratization, 17 (5). pp. 976-996.

Bicchi, Federica (2009) Democracy assistance in the Mediterranean: an overview. Mediterranean Politics, 14 (1). pp. 61-78.

Bicchi, Federica and Giusti, Serena, eds. (2008) Dimensioni e dilemmi della sicurezza nel Mediterraneo. Scaffale Universitario. Rubbettino Editore. 

Bicchi, Federica (2007) European foreign policy making toward the Mediterranean. Europe in transition : NYU EU studies. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. 

Bicchi, Federica and Martin, Mary (2006) Talking tough or talking together?: European security discourses towards the Mediterranean.Mediterranean Politics, 11 (2). pp. 189-207.

Bicchi, Federica (2006) Our size fits all: normative power Europe and the Mediterranean. Journal of European Public Policy, 13 (2). pp. 286-303.

Adler, E and Crawford, B and Bicchi, Federica and Del Sarto, R, eds. (2006) The convergence of civilizations: constructing a Mediterranean region. German and European studies. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, CA. 

Bicchi, Federica and Guazzone, Laura and Pioppi, Daniela, eds. (2004) La questione della democrazia nel mondo arabo: stati società e conflitti. Polimetrica. ISBN 9788876990083