Emile Badarin – PhD Middle East Politics, MSc International Relations, MSc Political Science, MSc Urban Planning and Architecture
I am a research fellow at the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair (ENP) at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus (2020–present), postdoctoral research fellow at the ENP Chair (2018-2020).
My research and teaching interests and activities focus on a wide range, but interrelated issues that span international relations, the Middle East and North Africa politics and economy, the Question of Palestine, post/colonialism, decoloniality, politics and struggles of recognition and colonial architecture and spatial management. My research is regularly published in peer-reviewed books, book chapters and international journals such as Third World Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, European Security, Mediterranean Politics, Settler Colonial Studies, and British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, among others. I also contribute to public debate and publish my opinions in media outlets such as the London-based Middle East Eye.
Currently, I am writing a book on the coloniality of recognition. My theoretical focus interrogates the linkages between the politics of recognition and Euro-modernity/coloniality and how recognition has been employed in settler-colonial settings.
I teach a post-graduate course in the second semester: Formal and Informal Colonialism and the EU’s “Neighbourhood”: Power, Knowledge, Transformation. The course examines colonial tenets and practices and how they have been applied. It helps the students obtain a critical understanding of the continued effects of the spectre of colonialism on present-day economic, geopolitical and social realities in the so-called European Union’s “neighbourhood” and beyond.
For masters thesis supervision, I welcome proposals related to my area of research on topics that deal with EUrope-Middle East relations, Middle East politics and economics, Israel-Jordan-Palestine, colonialism and coloniality, resilience and politics of recognition.
- Palestinian Political Discourse: Between Exile and Occupation (London: Routledge, 2016).
Articles and Book Chapters
- The Eastern Mediterranean Energy Bonanza: A Piece in the Regional and Global Geopolitical Puzzle, and the Role of the European Union, Comparative Southeast European Studies 70.3 (2022): 414-438 – Schumacher, T.
- Politics of Recognition, Elimination and Settler-Colonialism. Critical Sociology (2021): 1–20.
- Localising Resilience: Discursive Projections, Entrapments and Domination. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (2021).
- Aid, Security and Fortress Europe: EU Development Aid in the Middle East and North Africa. In: Routledge Handbook on EU-Middle East Relations (London: Routledge, Forthcoming November 2021) – with Wildeman, J.
- Recognition of States and Colonialism in the Twenty-first Century: Western Sahara and Palestine in Sweden’s Recognition Practice. Third World Quarterly 42/6 (2021): 1276–1294.
- Politics and Economy of Resilience: EU Resilience-building in Palestine and Jordan and its Disciplinary Governance. European Security 30/1 (2021): 65–84.
- Jordan’s economic, security and political challenges under Covid-19. Mediterranean Politics (2020).
- States Recognition in Foreign Policy: The Case of Sweden’s Recognition of Palestine. Foreign Policy Analysis: 16/1 (2020): 78–97.
- The EU, Resilience and the Southern Neighbourhood After the Arab Uprisings. In: Cusumano E. and Hofmaier, S. eds., Projecting Resilience Across the Mediterranean (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020): 63–86, 2020 – with Schumacher, T.
- From Social to Political Sectarianism in the Middle East World. In: The Sectarian Question the Production of Minorities in the Arab World (Doha: Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies 2017): 129–153.
- Palestine: A Protracted Peacebuilding Process. Conflict and Society: Advances in Research, 3 (2017): 227–245.
- Settler-colonialist Management of Entrances to the Native Urban Space in Palestine. Settler Colonial Studies, 5/3 (2015): 226–235.
- April 2020. ICC: Justice for Ukraine, not Palestine also in French here
- Why Israel’s annexation plan is a direct threat to Jordan. Middle East Eye, 6 July 2020.
- EU foreign policy normalises totalitarianism in the Middle East. Middle East Eye, 19 March 2019.
- How the EU's principled pragmatism sows strife in the Middle East. Al Jazeera, 26 October 2018.
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