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

Bressanelli, Edoardo and Chelotti, Nicola (2016) The shadow of the European Council. Understanding legislation on economic governance Journal of European Integration, 38 (5). 511-525. ISSN 0703-6337


Chelotti, Nicola and Johansson-Nogué, Johansson-Nogué (2015) Stable unpredictability’? An assessment of the Italian-Libyan relations In: Edwards, Geoffrey and Whitman, Richard, (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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