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Esther Barbé

Esther Barbé

Senior Research Associate, IBEI

Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Biography

Esther Barbé is Professor of International Relations at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Prof. Barbé holds a doctorate in Political Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her research areas focus on Spanish foreign policy, European Union foreign policy, Euro-mediterranean relations, international security, power transition and normative contestation in multilateral institutions. Her work has been published among other journals in International Affairs, European Journal of Public Policy, Cooperation and Conflict and Mediterranean Politics.

Prof. Barbé is member of the Scientific Council of the Real Instituto Elcano. She has also been a member of the Scientific Council of the European University Institute. She is a member of the International Advisory Council of various scientific journals, among them the European Journal of International Relations and the European Review of International Studies.

Since 2001, Prof. Barbé is director of the Consolidated Research Group "Observatori de Política Exterior Europea", acknowledged by the Generalitat de Catalunya (AGAUR). She has also participated as main researcher in the projects CHALLENGE (6th EU Framework Programme), EUPROX (National Plan I+D+i 2004-2007), DYNAMUS (National Plan I+D+i 2008-2011), EU-IANUS (National Plan I+D+i 2012-2015). 

Background and education

  • (1986) PhD in Political Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • (1979) BA in Information Sciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • (1981) Diplôme International Relations section, Institut d'études Politiques, Sciences Po, París

Research

Research interests

  • Euro-Mediterranean relations
  • International Security
  • Multilateralism
  • Spanish and European Union's foreign policy

Selected publications

  • Barbé, EstherBadell Sánchez, Diego

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    2019.The European Union and Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems: United in Diversity?.In:

    Johansson-Nogués, ElisabethVlaskamp, MartijnBarbé, Esther

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    European Union Contested. Foreign Policy in a New Global Context.Springer.Link
  • Johansson-Nogués, ElisabethVlaskamp, MartijnBarbé, Esther

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    2019.European Union Contested. Foreign Policy in a New Global Context.Springer.Link
  • Barbé, Esther.2019.La UE en las instituciones de gobernanza global.In:

    Ares, Cristina y Bouza, Luis (eds.)

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    Política de la Unión Europea: Crisis y continuidad.Madrid:Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas.Link
  • Barbé, Esther; Morillas, Pol

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    2019.The EU global strategy: the dynamics of a more politicized and politically integrated foreign policy.Cambridge Review of International Affairs,DOI: 10.1080/09557571.2019.1588227Link
  • Barbé, Esther.2018.Los Derechos Humanos en Naciones Unidas y la Unión Europea como actor internacional.In: Salinas de Frías, Ana Mª y Martínez Pérez, Enrique J. (dirs).La Unión Europea y la protección de los derechos fundamentales.Tirant lo Blanc,pp: 319-342.Link
  • Barbé, Esther; Costa Fernández, Oriol; Kissack, Robert.2016.The EU policy responses to a shifting multilateral system.Houndmills Basingstoke Hampshire:Palgrave Macmillan.Link
  • Barbé, Esther.2014.La Unión Europea en las Relaciones Internacionales.Madrid:Tecnos, 440 pp.Link
  • Barbé, Esther (dir)

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    2012.Cambio mundial y gobernanza global. La interacción entre la Unión Europea y las instituciones internacionales.Madrid:Tecnos, 215 pp.Link
  • Barbé, Esther; Herranz-Surralles, Anna

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    2012.The Challenge of Differentiation in Euro-Mediterranean Relations. Flexible Regional Cooperation or Fragmentation.London:Routledge.Link
  • Barbé, Esther (dir)

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    2010.La Unión Europea más allá de sus fronteras. ¿Hacia la transformación del Mediterráneo y Europa Oriental?.Madrid:Tecnos, 196 pp.Link
  • Barbé, Esther.2007.Relaciones Internacionales.Madrid:Tecnos (3rd edition), 413 pp.Link
  • Barbé, Esther (ed.)

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    2005.¿Existe la brecha transatlántica? Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea tras la crisis de Irak.Madrid:Los Libros de la Catarata, 238 pp.Link
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