Articles by Daniela Irrera

November 7, 2023

The influence of Private Military Companies on global security

Daniela Irrera
The history of private military activity goes back centuries, but modern-day Private Military Companies are a complex and controversial phenomenon in the global security landscape. Simone Rinaldi and Daniela Irrera argue that their role, and the implications of their use, raise significant challenges for the actors who employ them
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April 25, 2023

⛓️ Political science at risk: challenges to academic freedom

Daniela Irrera
Scholars have the essential right to pursue knowledge, to engage in critical thinking, and to challenge dominant ideas and practices. Yet, in countries around the world, academic freedom is under threat. Daniela Irrera argues that to protect academic freedom, we must renew efforts to identify what threatens it – and resist the challenges it faces
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March 2, 2021

The impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable populations will change the global humanitarian system

Daniela Irrera
How are states and intergovernmental organisations adapting to new patterns of vulnerability created by the pandemic? Daniela Irrera suggests that future humanitarian systems must involve non-state actors alongside their governmental counterparts
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Daniela Irrera
Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Centre for High Defence Studies, Rome

Daniela currently serves as a member of the ECPR Executive Committee and Chairs its Working Group on Academic Freedom.

She is co-convenor of the BISA Foreign Policy Working Group.

She is also review editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

Daniela has been a visiting scholar at several universities and research centres in Europe, the US and Asia.

She has been awarded a DAAD Fellowship at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, a research grant at the European Union Center of Excellence, University of Alberta, Canada, and a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Universidade Federal de Santa Caterina, Florianopolis, Brazil.

Daniela has published extensively in International Relations and EU politics.

Her research is focused on non-state actors’ influence on global politics, both positive (civil society organisations and NGOs) and negative (organised crime and terrorism).

With Marianna Charountaki, she was recently appointed co-editor of the Springer series Non-state Actors in International Relations.

She is the author of EU Emergency Response Policies and NGOs: Trends and Innovations
Palgrave, 2018

EU Emergency Response Policies and NGOs by Daniela Irrera

She tweets @Daniela_1975

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