Dr Lorenzo Cladi
Profiles

Dr Lorenzo Cladi

Associate Head of School - Teaching and Learning

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Lorenzo can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Politics
  • European security
  • NATO
  • Italian foreign policy
  • Prime Ministerial prerogative power
  • European Policy toward Israel/Palestine Conflict
  • Contract law
  • Use of force

Role

I work as a Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Law, Criminology and Government, which I joined in September 2016. I teach the following modules at undergraduate level: NATO after the Cold War and Beyond (Stage 3) and International Security Studies (Stage 2). At postgraduate level I teach a module titled Strategy and Security Studies. My key research interests are NATO, particularly EU-NATO relations and Italian foreign policy in the post-Cold War period. Before joining the University of Plymouth, I held academic appointments at the University of Birmingham (UK), University of Bath (UK), St. Bonaventure University in New York and Loughborough University (UK). 

Qualifications

PGCert in Academic Practice (University of Birmingham, 2016)


PhD in International Relations (Loughborough University, 2011)

MSc in European Politics (University of Dundee, 2006)

Laurea (BSc) in International and Diplomatic Sciences (University of Bologna in Forli, Italy, 2005)

Professional membership

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)


Transatlantic Studies Association (TSA)

Political Studies Association (PSA)

Italian Standing Group on International Relations (SGRI)

Teaching interests

International Security

NATO in the 21st century
European Security
International Relations Theory

Research interests

NATO
The EU's security and defence policy
Italian foreign policy in the post-Cold War period

Books

Cladi, L. and Locatelli, A. (eds.) (2016) International Relations Theory and European Security: We Thought We Knew, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

Cladi, L. and Green, S. (2020) 'High time for an efficient and effective internationally-supported zoonosis surveillance system?', Journal of Infection, 12 May, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2020.05.015

Cladi, L. and Locatelli, A. (2020) ‘The me too syndrome reloaded: change and continuity in Italian relations with France and Germany after Brexit’, Italian Political Science, 15 (1), pp. 1-13

Cladi, L. and Locatelli, A. (2020) ‘Keep calm and carry on (differently): NATO and CSDP after Brexit’, Global Policy, 11 (1), pp. 5-14

Cladi, L. and Locatelli, A. (2019) ‘Why did Italy contribute to UNIFIL II? An analytical eclectic analysis’, Italian Political Science Review/Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, 49 (1), pp. 85-97

Cladi, L. and Webber, M. (2016) ‘Between autonomy and effectiveness: reassessing the EU’s foreign policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict’, European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 559-578

Cladi, L., Green, S., Morris, P. et al. (2013) ‘Undergraduate teaching on biological weapons and bioterrorism at medical schools in the UK and the Republic of Ireland: results of a cross-sectional study’, British Medical Journal, Vol. 3, pp. 1-8

Cladi, L. and Locatelli, A. (2013) ‘Worth a Shot: On the Explanatory Power of Bandwagoning in Transatlantic Relations’, Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 374-381

Cladi, L., Green, S., Morris, P. et al. (2013) ‘Undergraduate teaching on biological weapons and bioterrorism at medical schools in the UK and the Republic of Ireland: results of a cross-sectional study’, British Medical Journal, Vol. 3, pp. 1-8

Cladi, L. and Locatelli, A. (2012) ‘Bandwagoning, not Balancing: Why Europe Confounded Realism’, Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 1-25

Cladi, L. and Webber, M. (2011) ‘Italian foreign policy in the post-Cold War period: a neoclassical realist analysis’, European Security, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 205-219



Chapters

Cladi, L. (2019) ‘Diplomatic Security in Times of Austerity The Case of Italy’, in E. Cusumano and C. Kinsey (eds.) Diplomatic Security: a comparative analysis, Stanford: Stanford University Press

Cladi, L. (2017) ‘The Free Rider Problem’, in F.M. Moghaddam (ed.), Sage Encyclopedia of Political Behaviour, Thousand Oaks California: Sage

Cladi, L. (2017) ‘The Bandwagoning State’, in F.M. Moghaddam (ed.), Sage Encyclopedia of Political Behaviour, Thousand Oaks California: Sage

Cladi, L. and Locatelli, A. (2016) ‘Structural Realism: balancing, bandwagoning or what?’ in L. Cladi and A. Locatelli (eds.) International Relations Theory and European Security: We Thought We Knew, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Cladi, L. (2016) ‘The EU’s foreign policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: a story of underachievement?’ In L. Cladi and A. Locatelli (eds.) International Relations Theory and European Security: We Thought We Knew, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge