Chelotti, Nicola

Dr Nicola Chelotti  


Position held

LSE Fellow in International Relations of Europe


Experience keywords:

EU decision-making process; EU foreign and defence policy; Italian foreign policy; bureaucracy and politics; political parties

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My research primarily investigates the role of bureaucracy in (foreign) policy-making, in particular within the European Union and its foreign and defence policy. It explores issues such as the identity of the officials involved in the CFSP/CSDP decision-making, their degree of leeway in the formulation and negotiation of the national position, and their impact on negotiations.

I am presently working on papers analysing the different logics and practices of the culture of consensus in the Council, the causes of variation in CFSP/CSDP negotiation styles, and the implications of the progressive decentralisation of policy-making for transgovernmental relations

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Policy and Regulatory Bodies; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Europe; Italy; Mediterranean region


French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Italian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

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Chelotti, Nicola (2016) The formulation of EU foreign policy: socialization, negotiations and disaggregation of the state Routledge/UACES contemporary European studies. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9781138830578 (In Press)


Chelotti, Nicola and Johansson-Nogué, Johansson-Nogué (2015) Stable unpredictability’? An assessment of the Italian-Libyan relations In: Marchi, Ludovica and Whitman, Richard and Edwards, Geoffrey, (eds.) Italy's Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century: A Contested Nature?. Routledge advances in European politics. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 178-196. ISBN 9780415538343

Chelotti, Nicola (2015) On movies, matrices and scope: some remarks on PTJ's keynote Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 43 (3). 980-983. ISSN 0305-8298

Chelotti, Nicola (2015) A 'Diplomatic Republic of Europe'? Explaining role conceptions in EU foreign policy Cooperation and Conflict, 50 (2). 190-210. ISSN 0010-8367


Chelotti, Nicola (2014) The committee approach to the CFSP/CSDP: characteristics, profiles and working habits of EU diplomats In: Wilga, Maciej and Karolewski, Ireneusz Pawel , (eds.) New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 86-105. ISBN 9780415813662


Chelotti, Nicola (2013) Analysing the links between national capitals and Brussels in EU foreign policy West European Politics, 36 (5). 1052-1072. ISSN 0140-2382


Chelotti, Nicola and Pizzimenti, Eugenio (2011) Italy's foreign policy bureaucracy: an overlooked factor? In: Verbeek, Bertjan and Giacomello, Giampiero, (eds.) Italy's Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century: the New Assertiveness of an Aspiring Middle Power. Lexington Books, Maryland, USA, 71-92. ISBN 9780739148686


Chelotti, Nicola and Andretta, M. (2010) The G8 in Italy between politics and protest: a case of success? In: Giuliani, Marko and Jones, Erik, (eds.) Managing Uncertainty. Italian politics (25). Berghahn Books, New York, USA, 130-148. ISBN 9780857451347

Chelotti, Nicola (2010) Italy seen through British eyes: a European middle power? Modern Italy, 15 (3). 307-322. ISSN 1353-2944

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