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Diego Badell Sánchez

Diego Badell

Predoctoral Fellow FPI


Diego Badell is a PhD candidate in the program Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, under the supervision of Prof. Esther Barbé. He obtanied a predoctoral contract from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiviness (FPI), linked to the project EUNORMCON. He holds a Bachelor in Political Science and Public Management from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (class of 2014), and received a master’s degree in International Security from IBEI (class of 2015).

Background and education

  • (2015) Master in International Security, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals
  • (2014) Bachelor in Political Science and Public Management, Autonomous University of Barcelona


  • 2018FPI Scholarship. Spanish Ministry of Economy and CompetitivenessLink
  • 2012MOBINT

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • EISA (European International Studies Association)
  • UACES (University Association for Contemporary European Studies)


Research interests

  • International Security
  • European Union foreign Policy
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International norms

Selected publications

  • Barbé, EstherBadell Sánchez, Diego

    2021.Salud y derechos sexuales y reproductivos: entre la salud pública y los derechos de la mujer.In:

    Barbé, Esther (dir.)

    Las normas internacionales ante la crisis del orden liberal.Madrid:Tecnos.Link
  • Costa Fernández, Oriol; Collantes-Celador, Gemma; and Badell Sánchez, Diego

    2021.The dog that did not bark: the EU and the clash between sovereignty and justice in the International Criminal Court.European Security,30 (2):402-417LinkLogo open access
  • Badell Sánchez, Diego; Rosell, Jordi

    2021.Are EU Institutions Still Green Actors? An Empirical Study of Green Public Procurement.Journal of Common Market Studies,DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13204LinkLogo open access
  • Badell Sánchez, Diego.2020.The EU, migration and contestation: the UN Global Compact for migration, from consensus to dissensus.Global Affairs,Vol. 6, Nº 4-5:347-362. DOI: 10.1080/23340460.2020.1871301LinkLogo open access
  • Barbé, EstherBadell Sánchez, Diego

    2020.The European Union and Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems: United in Diversity?.In:

    Johansson-Nogués, ElisabethVlaskamp, MartijnBarbé, Esther

    European Union Contested. Foreign Policy in a New Global Context.Cham:Springer,pp: 133-152.Link
  • Badell Sánchez, Diego; Di Mascio, Fabrizio; Natalini, Alessandro; Ongaro, Edoardo; Stolfi, Francesco; Ysa, Tamyko

    2019.Too big to fail? The dynamics of EU influence and fiscal consolidation in Italy and Spain (2008-2016).Public Management Review,Vol. 21, Nº 9:1307-1329. DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2019.1618386Link