- Position :
- Department :
- International Affairs
- Phone :
- +32 (0) 2 614 81 91
- E-mail :
- Office hours :
- Wednesdays 11:00-12:30
- Nationality :
- Languages :
- English, Italian, French
- Education :
Ph.D. in Comparative and European Politics - University of Siena (2006)
Master in Political Science - University of Siena (2003)
Bachelor in Political Science - University of Catania (2002)
- Teaching :
Vesalius College: 2012-present
- Introduction to political concept and theory
- Global Politics
- Introduction to International Relations
- The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy
- Theories of European integration
Kent at Brussels - 2014
- International Relations Theory
Université libre de Bruxelles: 2011
- Foreign Policy Analysis
Westminster University: 2010-2011
- Seminars in European Foreign Policy
London School of Economics and Political Science: 2009-2010
- Seminars in European policy-making in a global context
University of Siena: 2007-2009
- European Institutions
- European political system
- International Relations
- Research area(s) :
- Foreign Policy
- Discourse analysis
- EU studies
- Public Goods
- Research Project(s) :
Horizon 2020 Project on European Leadership in Cultural Science and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID) – (2015 – present).
The EEAS and National Diplomacies - EPC and the Finnish Institute for International Affairs (2012-2015)
EU 7th Framework Programme GR:EEN, The EU as a Global Discursive Actor - ULB (2011-2015)
EU 7th Framework Programme RECON, Knowledge for foreign policy: cognitive frameworks and
European cooperation - LSE (2009-2011)
EU 6th Framework Programme GARNET: the international Image of the EU - University of Siena (2007-2009)
EU 6th Framework Programme Intune, European Citizens’ Consultation Project - University of Siena (2007-2009)
- Selected Publications :
Carta (2012), The European Union Diplomatic Service: Ideas, Preferences and Identities, London, Routledge.
Balfour, C. Carta and K. Raik (eds., 2015) The European External Action Service and National Diplomacies: From Complementarity to Convergence? Farnham: Ashgate, http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472442437, (ISBN 978-1-4724-4644-2).
Carta and J. F. Morin (eds., 2014), Making Sense of Diversity: EU’s Foreign Policy through the Lenses of Discourse Analysis, Farnham: Ashgate, http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409463764 , (978-1-4724-4644-2).
Articles in peer reviewed journals
C. Carta (2016), ‘Gramsci and The Prince: Taking Machiavelli outside the Realist Courtyard?’, Review of International Studies, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S026
Carta (2015), ‘The Swinging “We”: Framing the European Union International Discourse’, Journal of Language and Politics, 14(1): 65-86.
Carta and R. Wodak (2015), ‘Introduction: Discourse Analysis and the Borders of European Identity’, Journal of Language and Politics, 14(1): 1-17.
Carta (2014), ‘Use of Metaphors and International Discourse: the EU as an Idiot Power, a Deceptive Pangloss and a Don Giovanni in His Infancy’, Cooperation and Conflict, 49(3): 334-353.
Carta and J. F. Morin (2014), ‘Struggling over Meanings: Discourses on EU’s International Presence’, Cooperation and Conflict, 49(3): 295-314.
F. Morin and C. Carta (2014), ‘Overlapping and Evolving European Discourses on Market Liberalization’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 16(1): 117-132.
Carta (2013), ‘The EU in Geneva: the Diplomatic Representation of a System of Governance’, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 9(3): 406-423.
Bicchi and C. Carta (2012), ‘The COREU Network and the Circulation of Information Within EU Foreign Policy’, Journal of European Integration, 34 (5): 465-484.
Carta and S. Braghiroli (2011), ‘Measuring Russia's Snag on the Fabric of the EU's International Society: The impact of the East-West Cleavage upon of the Cohesion of the EU’s Member States vis- à-vis Russia’, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 7(2): 260-290.
Carta (2008), ‘The Commission’s Diplomats and the EU International Image’, in European Foreign Affairs Review, 13(4): 473-491.
Chapters in edited books and national peer reviewed articles
Carta (2014), ‘Discourse Analysis and International Relations: What For?’, Italian Political Science, 9(1).
Carta, R. Balfour and K. Raik (2015), ‘Introduction – The European External Action Service and National Diplomacies: From Complementarity to Convergence?’, in Rosa Balfour, Caterina Carta and Kristi Raik (eds.), The European External Action Service and National diplomacies: from Complementarity to Convergence?, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 1-16.
Carta and S. Duke (2015), ‘Inside the EEAS’ Institutional Sinews: an Institutional and Organizational Analysis’, in Rosa Balfour, Caterina Carta and Kristi Raik (eds.), The European External Action Service and National diplomacies: from Complementarity to Convergence?, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 55-74.
Carta, R. Balfour and K. Raik (2015), ‘Conclusions – Adaptation to the EU or to the Changing Global Context?’, in Rosa Balfour, Caterina Carta and Kristi Raik (eds.), The European External Action Service and National diplomacies: from Complementarity to Convergence?, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 195-208.
Carta (2014), ‘From the ‘Magnificent Castle’ to the Brutish State of Nature: Use of Metaphors and the Analysis of the EU’s International Discourse’, in Caterina Carta and Jean-Frederic Morin (eds), Making Sense of Diversity: EU's Foreign Policy through the Lenses of Discourse Analysis, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 172-191.
Carta and J. F. Morin (2014), ’EU’s foreign Policy through the Lenses of Discourse Analysis’, in Caterina Carta and Jean-Frederic Morin (eds), Making Sense of Diversity: EU's Foreign Policy through the Lenses of Discourse Analysis, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 1-26.
Carta (2014), ‘The Diplomatic System of a Non-State Actor: the Commission’s Entry into the Diplomatic Scene’, in D. Dialer, H. Neisser and A. Opitz (eds), The EU’s External Action Service (EEAS): Potentials for a One Voice in Foreign Policy?, Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, pp. 33-44.
Carta (2013), ‘External and Foreign Policy Cycle and the EU’s Institutional Machinery: a Glance into the Post-Lisbon Arrangements’, in Mario Telo’ and Frederik Ponjaert (eds), The EU’s Foreign Policy: What Kind of Power and Diplomatic Action?, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 87-104.
Carta (2012), ‘Inside the Machinery: the Long Journey of the EU Diplomatic nService’, in K.E. Jørgensen (ed.), Handbook in Europe and International Institutions: Performance, Policy, Power, London: Routledge, pp. 41-52.
Carta (2009), ‘Close Enough? The EU’s Global Role Described by Non-European Diplomats in Brussels’, in Sonia Lucarelli and Lorenzo Fioramonti (eds.), External Perceptions of the European Union as a Global Actor, London, Routledge, pp. 207-217.
Recent Book Reviews
Carta (2016, forthcoming), Europe in the New Middle East: Opportunity or Exclusion?, by Richard Youngs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, Perspectives on Politics.
Carta (2015), ‘Strategic Narratives: Communication Power and the New World Order’, by Alister Miskimmon, Ben O’ Loughlin and Laura Roselle, (London Routledge, 2013), Global Politics.
Carta (2014), ‘Winds of Democratic Change in the Mediterranean? Processes, Actors and Possible Outcomes, edited by Stefania Panebianco and Rosa Rossi’ (CZ: Rubettino Editore, 2012), European Foreign Affairs Review, 19(4).
Selected Working Papers, Policy papers and Research Reports
Carta (2015), New Leader, Old Challenges: The Future of EU Foreign Policy, The European Union Institute in Japan at Waseda University, February 2015, available at: http://www.euij-waseda.jp/news/20150223-2.html
Carta and R. Whitman (2013), UK Report, in Rosa Balfour and Raik (eds), “EEAS and National Diplomacies”, Brussels: EPC.
Carta and J. Roberecht (2012), Policy Brief: “CFSP and CSDP after Lisbon: Facing the Challenge of a Multipolar World”, GREEN- Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks.
Carta (2011), “The Limits of Institutional Engineering: the EEAS and the EU’s Power in a Changing Environment”, Ispi Studies, No. 75, November, available at: http://www.ispionline.it/it/documents/Analysis_79_2011.pdf.
Carta and F. Bicchi (2011), “The Lisbon Treaty and the Common Foreign and Security Policy: A Leap Forward or More of the Same?”, EFPU Working Paper 2011-2, http://www2.lse.ac.uk/internationalRelations/centresandunits/EFPU/EFPUworkingpaperseries.aspx
Carta and F. Bicchi (2010), “The COREU/CORTESY Network and the Circulation of Information within EU Foreign Policy”, RECON Online Working Paper 2010/01 (http://www.reconproject.eu/projectweb/portalproject/RECONWorkingPapers2010.httm
Papers presented in last conferences attended
Carta (2014), ‘The EU’s foreign policy capacities post Lisbon - strategies and instruments for the future’, European Commission, Conference ‘When Research Meets Diplomacy: Insights from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities for EU External Action’, Brussels, 5 June 2014.
Carta (2014), ‘A few reflections on EU cultural diplomacy’, International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU "EU Cultural Diplomacy in Practice: Building Cultural Bridges within EU States and with the Global Community", Brussels, 24th May, 2014.
Carta (2014), ‘Teaching the EU’s institutional complexity’, SUNY Model EU, hosted by Vesalius College, Brussels, 9-11 January.
Carta (2013), ‘Machiavelli's ‘Fox and Lion’ Metaphor and the EU’s International Discourse: Is Diplomacy Possible Without Military Power?’, presented at the Closing Ceremony of the IERI/Academia Diplomatica Conference on “La pensée Politique de Machiavel dans la Constitution de l’état Moderne”, Brussels, 25 June.
Carta (2013), ‘EU’s and Turkish Discursive Representations of the MENA Region’, Paper presented at the BISA Annual Conference – Birmingham, 20-21 June.
Carta (2012), ‘The EEAS and the Policy Cycle’, Paper presented in the GR:EEN Workshop “Europe in a multipolar world”, Institute d’Etudes Europeennes, Brussels, 25 April.
Carta (2012), ‘The European Commission in the new EU's system of international relations’, Paper presented at the LUISS School of Government Joint Jean Monnet Chair Seminar ‘The New European Governance’, Rome, 17 May.
Carta (2011), ‘Representing the Commission Abroad: Images of European International Identity’, Presented at the panel ‘Reflexive Diplomacy: Fostering Self-Awareness in Global Governance’ ISA Annual Conference, Montreal, 15-19 March.
Carta (2011), ‘The EEAS: The Puzzle of a Service of a New Kind’, Paper presented in ‘The Lisbon Treaty Evaluated Impact and Consequences’, UACES Conference, Woburn House, London, 31 January - 1 February.
- Honours & Awards :
2011-2012 - Post-doctoral research fellowship – Project Global Re-ordering: Evolution though European Networks (GR:EEN), European Commission.
2007-2009 - Awarded of the Fellowship on European Foreign and Security Studies – Compagnia di San Paolo, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Volkswagen Stiftung.
2002 – 2006 – Ph.D Scholarship award – University of Siena.
2006 – Special Mention for a paper presented at the CGES Graduate Conference – BMW Center for German and European Studies and Georgetown.
2002-2003 – MSc Scholarship award – University of Siena.