Prof. Dr. Caterina Carta
Professor Dr. Caterina Carta is Associate Dean for Teaching and Assistant Professor of International Relations in the International Affairs at Vesalius College, where she teaches courses in Global Politics, Theories of International Relations and the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy. She is associate researcher at the Institute for European Studies (IES, VUB). She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative and European Politics from the University of Siena. She held teaching and research positions in several universities, including the University of Siena, the London School of Economics (LSE), Westminster University and the ULB. Her research interests cover policy, cultural and public diplomacy, International Organizations and Discourse Theory and Analysis. Since March 2016 she collaborates to the EL-CSID project. The project will study the potentials of science and cultural diplomacy for the EU’s policies.
C. Carta (2012), The European Union Diplomatic Service: Ideas, Preferences and Identities, London, Routledge.
R. 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).
C. Carta and J. F. Morin (eds., 2014), Making Sense of Diversity: EU’s Foreign Policy through the Lenses of Discourse Analysis, Farnham: Ashgate.
Peer reviewed articles
C. Carta, J. Koops and G. Terchovich (forthcoming, 2016), ‘EU Simulations and Policy-Oriented Learning: Lessons from the EU Policy-Advice Senior Seminar, Politique Europeenne.
C. Carta (2015), ‘The Swinging “We”: Framing the European Union International Discourse’, Journal of Language and Politics, 14(1): 65-86.
C. Carta and R. Wodak (2015), ‘Introduction: Discourse Analysis and the Borders of European Identity’, Journal of Language and Politics, 14(1): 1-17.
C. 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.
C. Carta and J. F. Morin (2014), ‘Struggling over Meanings: Discourses on EU’s International Presence’, Cooperation and Conflict 49(3): 295-314.
J. 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.
C. Carta (2013), ‘The EU in Geneva: the Diplomatic Representation of a System of Governance’, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 9(3): 406-423.
F. 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.
C. 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.
C. Carta (2008), ‘The Commission’s Diplomats and the EU International Image’, in European Foreign Affairs Review, 13(4): 473-491.
Chapters in edited volumes and national peer reviewed articles
C. Carta (forthcoming, 2017), ‘Discourse analysis and Foreign Policy Analysis’, in Christian Lesquene and Hugo Meijer (eds.), La politique Etrangère: approches disciplinaires, Montréal: Presses de l'Université de Montréal.
C. Carta (2014), ‘Discourse Analysis and International Relations: What For?’, Italian Political Science, 9(1).
C. 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.
C. 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.
C. 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.
C. 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.
C. 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.
C. 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.
C. 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.
C. Carta (2012), ‘Inside the Machinery: the Long Journey of the EU Diplomatic Service’, in K.E. Jørgensen (ed.), Handbook in Europe and International Institutions: Performance, Policy, Power, London: Routledge, pp. 41-52.
C. 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
C. Carta (2016), Europe in the New Middle East: Opportunity or Exclusion?, by Richard Youngs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, Perspectives on Politics.
C. 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.
C. 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
C. 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
C. Carta and R. Whitman (2013), UK Report, in Rosa Balfour and Raik (eds), “EEAS and National Diplomacies”, Brussels: EPC.
C. 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.
C. 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.
C. 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
C. 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.html)
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- European Projects