Recent academic activities by Dr Emile BADARIN, Research Fellow in the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair

Dr Emile BADARIN, Research Fellow in the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe in Natolin, has published a book chapter titled "Palestine and EU", which was published in an edited volume entitled "Between Diplomacy and Non-Diplomacy".

The chapter examines non-standard diplomatic relations and argues that the state-bound conception of diplomatic practices is deficient. It fails to account for the diversity of international actors who do not fit the nation-state geopolitical ordering. Unrecognised and subaltern subjects have constantly contested this structuring. Although excluded from orthodox praxis of diplomacy self-determination and anti-colonial movements are always already involved in diplomatic practices as a means to resist their elimination from the world’s map.

Diplomacy literature has increasingly become attentive to the diplomatic conduct of unsovereign actors and provided instructive conceptual contributions to interpret this phenomenon. This chapter explores the less considered diplomacy of liberation movements that have a priori right for self-determination and self-representation and does this by examining official diplomatic interactions between Palestine and the European Union (EU).

Dr Emile BADARIN, recently also presented a conference paper entitled "What does decoloniality mean in settler colonial contexts?" at the "Transnational Solidarity Amongst (Settler) Colonised People" Conference at the University of Exeter, UK, on 3-4 April 2023.