Luigi Nicolò Segarizzi
GEM-DIAMOND doctoral fellow
ESR 13 – Impact of dissensus driven by external competition on EU peace support & stability instruments and mechanisms
Intellectual curiosity and the desire to understand what happens in the world are the compass guiding my life. A solid background in security studies, combined with different international experiences, makes me particularly suitable for the analysis of complex geopolitical dynamics. I never miss a chance to read a good book scattering the shadows around intriguing cultures.
Impact of dissensus driven by external actors on EU peace and stabilization instruments
- Aude Merlin
- Valentin Naumescu
In the context of the geopolitical competition in the Eastern neighborhood, to what extent exogenous-driven dissensus targets EU peace and stabilization mechanisms?
In order to compressively answer the ‘primary research question’, a focus on the following ancillary research questions is required:
1. How to define, frame and operationalize dissensus?
2. To what extent dissensus in conflict-affected areas is linked to the peace processes?
3. To what extent dissensus is directed against the promotion of democratic values?
4. To what extent dissensus can be driven by exogenous influences? How, in which ways and modalities illiberal actors influence dissensus?
5. How, in which ways and modalities, exogenous-driven dissensus affect EU peace and stabilization mechanisms in the Eastern neighborhood?
6. To what extent EU peace and stabilization instruments are adapting to the geopolitical competition and the related mounting dissensus?
Presence of dissensus in conflict-affected areas > dissensus linked to exogenous influences > exogenous influences on dissensus linked with illiberal actors > dissensus directed against the promotion of democratic values > exogenous-driven dissensus directed specifically against the EU peace and stabilization initiatives
The consequential correlation can be narrowed to two main interlinked correlations of variables:
a) A causality between illiberal actors and mounting dissensus against democratic values
b) A causality between exogenous-driven dissensus and the EU stabilization initiatives
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His research mainly focuses on various European security’s issues, challenges to multilateral institutions and the EU external action in conflict-prone regions. Prior to joining the GEM-DIAMOND project, Luigi Nicolò has worked at the Political office of the EU Delegation to Armenia, at the EU-Russia Parliamentary Committee of the European Parliament, at European Security Department of the IMEMO RAN Institute in Moscow and at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in India. He also volunteered for a United Nations Industrial Cooperation (UNIDO)’s project in Russia.
Luigi Nicolò holds an MA in International Relations (Double-Degree) from the University of Kent in Canterbury and the HSE University in Moscow, an Advanced MA in European studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and a BA in International Affairs from the University of Milan with an Erasmus + experience in Lithuania. In 2022 completed a graduate course in diplomatic studies at The Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) in Milan.
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