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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


Research interests

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

Selected publications

  • Barbé, EstherBadell Sánchez, Diego

    2019.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.Springer.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,DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2019.1618386Link
  • Badell Sánchez, Diego.2018.The Age of Outsourcing: UN Peacekeeping Operations.In:

    Fernández-Sánchez, PA (Ed.)

    Peacekeeping: Global Perspectives, Challenges and Impacts.New York:Nova Publications Science.Link
  • Badell Sánchez, Diego.2016.The Arctic securitization and the crisis of multilateralism.Spanish Yearbook of International Law,209-32Link
All publications