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Diego Badell Sánchez

Diego Badell

Affiliated Faculty Member


Diego Badell has a PhD in Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He was a Predoctoral Fellow FPI at IBEI.

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 the 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

  • Badell Sánchez, Diego.2023.Norm contestation in EU foreign policy: understanding the effects of opposition and dissidence.Cambridge Review of International Affairs,DOI: 10.1080/09557571.2023.2287078Link
  • Barbé, EstherBadell Sánchez, Diego

    2022.Chasing gender equality norms: the case of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.International Relations,1-24LinkLogo open access
  • Badell Sánchez, Diego; Schmitt, Lewin.2022.Contested views? Tracing European positions on lethal autonomous weapon systems.European Security,31 (2):242-261. DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2021.2007476Link
  • 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
  • Badell Sánchez, Diego.2018.The Age of Outsourcing: UN Peacekeeping Operations.In:


    Peacekeeping: Global Perspectives, Challenges and Impacts.New York:Nova Publications Science.Link