Dea Di Furia
Bologna Institute for Policy Research
The Johns Hopkins University
Via Belmeloro, 11
40126 Bologna, ITALY
Tel: +39 051 291 7887
The short story is that I did my BA (AB) at Princeton University, and my MA and PhD at Johns Hopkins SAIS. As an academic, I have worked at the Centre for European Policy Studies, the Central European University, the University of Nottingham, and most recently the Johns Hopkins Bologna Center. For the period from 2011 to 2014, I have the privilege of being a Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford. In addition, I am a regular commentator on E!Sharp, a contributing editor to the IISS journal Survival and I sit on the editorial boards for The International Spectator, the Journal of European Public Policy, Government and Opposition, and the Journal of European Integration.
If you want the long story, you can find my curriculum vitae here.
My research interests fall broadly in the field of political economy. In essence, this means that I try to answer questions about how politics influences economics and how economics influences politics. I wrote my first book on the politics surrounding Europe's economic and monetary union published by Rowman & Littlefield. For a sampling of the reviews, see:
My second book is on the relationship between economic adjustment and political change in Belgium and the Netherlands. That book was published by Oxford University Press in May 2008. Here is a copy of the cover.
The image next to the book cover gives you a sense of what the book is about -- it is a "wordle" generated from the text of the book. The larger the words, the more often they are used. This is about as artistic as I get.
I was invited to launch the book in Belgium at the Itinera Institute, which is a relatively new think tank devoted to public policy research. The event was well covered by the Flemish press. For a sample of the commentary, see:
The people at Itinera were terrific and I am very grateful for their willingness to organize and publicize the event. They also agreed to publish a short paper based on the book which you can find here.
The academic reviews of the book can be found here:
My third book is jointly written with Dana Allin from the IISS in London and looks at the future of United States global leadership. The title is Weary Policeman: American Power in an Age of Austerity. This was a fun piece that we developed over a couple of years through essays we wrote either jointly or separately for Dana's journal Survival.
Edited Books and Special Issues
I have co-edited a number of books, among the most recent of which are:
- Oxford Handbook on the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. With Anand Menon and Stephen Weatherill.
- Europe Today, Fourth Edition. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. With Ronald Tiersky and Saskia van Genugten.
- Developments in European Politics 2. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011. With Paul Heywood, Martin Rhodes, and Ulrich Sedelmeier.
- European Security and the Future of Transatlantic Relations. Rome: Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2011. With Riccardo Alcaro.
- Italian Politics: Managing Uncertainty. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010. With Marco Giuliani.
- The 2008 Presidential Elections: A Story in Four Acts. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. With Salvatore Vassallo.
- European Responses to the Global Financial Crisis. Bologna: CLUEB, 2009. With Laura Beke.
- The Future of European Foreign Policy. London: Routledge, 2009. With Saskia van Genugten.
I have also edited or co-edited special issues of journals, including:
Sometimes I try to say something for the popular media. This includes a monthly column for E!Sharp, which is an on-line policy magazine run out of Brussels. This is much harder than it looks and I am very grateful to the many people who have helped me find outlets for my essays. I am also grateful to the editors for making sure I make sense. Here is some of the more recent work:
- "Europe's Imperilled Institutions." International Herald Tribune 29 May 2012. With Nader Mousavizadeh. [This link points to the International Herald Tribune website.]
- "Efficient Markets Won't Prevent the Next Crisis." Eurointelligence.com, 10 February 2012. Also published in Italian as "Troppi disoccupati, e' ora di cambiare." La Repubblica, 9 February 2012.
- "Merkel Is Wrong About EU Fiscal Regulation." Foreign Affairs, 12 January 2012. [This link points to the Foreign Affairs website.]
- "No Four-Leaf Clover for Europe." E!Sharp, 1 December 2011. [This is the first of the monthly columns; the rest are available at E!Sharp.]
- "It Is Not About Berlusconi." Eurointelligence.com, 8 November 2011. Also published in Dutch as "Het gaat helemaal niet om Berlusconi." NRC Handelsblad, 09 November 2011.
- "Framing the Eurobond." ISPI Commentary, 1 September 2011. Also published in Italian as "Eurobond: Una scelta contestata." Dirigente, October 2011.
- "Why the EU, and Euro, Will Survive." USA Today, 31 August 2011. With R. Daniel Kelemen.
- "From American Exceptionalism to Overstretch." LSE Ideas, 18 July 2011.
- "Eurocrisis heeft last van Alice in Wonderlands." Joop.nl, 16 July 2011. With Saskia van Genugten.
- "Muddling Through the Sovereign Debt Crisis (2)." E!Sharp, 9 July 2011.
- "Muddling Through the Sovereign Debt Crisis (1)." E!Sharp, 6 July 2011.
- "Euro Plus: Old Wine in Old Bottles." PublicServiceEurope.com, 7 April 2011.
- "Crisis Italie niet om seks." de Volkskrant, 19 February 2011. With Saskia van Genugten.
- "How America Adjusts to Monetary Union." Eurointelligence.com, 28 January 2011. Also published in Italian as "Il fiscal federale e la ricetta USA." La Repubblica, 27 January 2011.
- "Why German Opposition to the Common Eurobond Proposal Is Mistaken." Eurointelligence.com, 16 December 2010. Also published in Italian as "Eurobond di qualita, un'idea per il rigore."La Repubblica, 16 December 2010.
- "Fiscal Discipline Is Not Enough to Stabilize the Euro" EUSA Review 23:3 (Fall 2010) pp. 12-17.
- "Greek Competitiveness Is Not the Issue, Fiscal Discipline Is." Eurointelligence.com, 4 March 2010. Also published in Italian as "Atene, il problema non e' la competitivita'." La Repubblica, 4 March 2010.
- "Tilting the Balance." E!Sharp, November-December 2009.
- "Let's hear it for the euro." E!Sharp, 2 June 2009.
- "The far-right cherishes this crisis." Guardian.co.uk, 13 April 2009. With Saskia van Genugten.
- "Strengthen a fraying trans-Atlantic alliance." Baltimore Sun, 1 April 2009. With John Gans.
- "It's Not Just Greece." Baltimore Sun, 19 December 2008.
- "Ora tocca all'Europa." Il Regno -- Attualita 20 (November 2008) pp. 657-661.
- "Understanding Global Forces." Philadelphia Inquirer, 21 September 2008.
- "On the Side of God." Guardian.co.uk, 12 September 2008.
- "Belgium's Dilemma is Real." Guardian.co.uk, 20 August 2008.
- "Devaluing a Diplomatic Asset." International Herald Tribune, 27 May 2008. With John Gans.
- "The Value of Student Diplomacy." The Boston Globe, 25 May 2008. With John Gans.
- "Italy's Bitterness Could Blight Berlusconi." Financial Times, 17 April 2008.
- "After Berlusconi." Prospect 121 (April 2006) pp. 44-47. [Here is a link to Prospect.]
- "Mis-selling Europe." The World Today 62:1 (January 2006) pp. 17-19.
Recent Articles (selected)
This is a collection of articles that I wrote for periodicals--some of which were anonymously refereed by my peers while others were not. Comments are welcome here as well, although I cannot promise to be able to make them any better.
- "Power, Leadership, and U.S. Foreign Policy." International Spectator 46:3 (September 2011) pp. 19-29.
- "Closing Argument: As Good as It Gets?." Survival 53:3 (June/July 2011) pp. 205-215.
- "Merkel's Folly." Survival 52:3 (June/July 2010) pp. 21-38.
- "The Economic Mythology of European Integration." JCMS 48:1 (January 2010) pp. 89-109.
- "Shifting the Focus: The New Political Economy of Global Financial Imbalances." SAIS Review 29:2 (Summer/Fall 2009) pp. 61-73.
- "Italy and the Euro in the Global Economic Crisis." International Spectator 44:4 (December 2009) pp. 93-103.
- "Output Legitimacy and the Global Financial Crisis: Perceptions Matter." JCMS 47:5 (November 2009) pp. 1085-1105.
- "Elusive Power, Essential Leadership." Survival 51:3 (June-July 2009) pp. 243-252.
- "Look for the Blind Spot where Structural Realism Meets Pluralistic Stagnation." The British Journal of Politics and International Relations 11:2 (May 2009) pp. 225-237.
- "The Euro and the Financial Crisis." Survival 51:2 (April-May 2009) pp. 41-54.
- "Wheeler dealers: Silvio Berlusconi in comparative perspective." Journal of Modern Italian Studies 14:1 (March 2009) pp. 38-45.
- "Writing Bush's Legacy Today (Review Essay)." The International Spectator 42:3 (September 2007) pp. 452-454.
- "Populism in Europe." SAIS Review 27:1 (Winter-Spring 2007) pp. 37-47.
- "Europe's Market Liberalization is a Bad Model for a Global Trade Agenda." Journal of European Public Policy 13:6 (September 2006) pp. 943-957.
- "The Politics of Europe 2004: Solidarity and Integration." Industrial Relations Journal 36:6 (November 2005) pp. 436-455.
- "The Politics of Europe 2003: Differences and Disagreements." Industrial Relations Journal 35:6 (December 2004) pp. 483-499.
- "Public Opinion and Enlargement: A Gravity Approach." European Union Politics 5:3 (September 2004) pp. 331-351 (with Niels van der Bijl).
- "Debating the Transatlantic Relationship: Rhetoric and Reality." International Affairs 80:4 (July 2004) pp. 595-612.
- "End of the European Idea? (Review Essay)" Survival 46:1 (Spring 2004) pp. 155-159.
- "Competing Models for Europe's Constitutional Debate: The Basics." Journal of European Affairs 2:1 (February 2004) pp. 8-19.
- "Comment on Conway." Contemporary European History 13:1 (January 2004) pp. 89-95.
- "The Politics of Europe 2002: Flexibility and Adjustment." Industrial Relations Journal 34:5 (December 2003) pp. 363-378.
- "Cowboys and Lawyers: An Institutionalist Critique of U.S. Foreign Policy." European Political Science 3:1 (Autumn 2003) pp. 7-12.
- "The New Dynamics of 'Old Europe' (Review Article)." French Politics 1:2 (Summer 2003) pp. 233-242.
- ?Liberalized Capital Markets, State Autonomy, and European Monetary Union.? European Journal of Political Research 42:2 (March 2003) pp. 111-136.
- ?Idiosyncrasy and Integration: Suggestions from Comparative Political Economy.? Journal of European Public Policy 10:1 (February 2003) pp. 141-159.
- "The Politics of Europe 2001: Adversity and Persistence." Industrial Relations Journal 33:5 (December 2002) pp. 376-390.
- ?Politics Beyond Accommodation? The May 2002 Dutch Parliamentary Elections.? Dutch Crossing 26:1 (Autumn 2002) pp. 61-78.
- ?Consociationalism, Corporatism, and the Fate of Belgium.? Acta Politica 37 (Spring/Summer 2002) pp. 86-103.
- "The Politics of Europe 2000: Unity through Diversity." Industrial Relations Journal 32:5 (December 2001) pp. 362-379.
- "Europe and the Concept of Enlargement." Survival 43:1 (Spring 2001) pp. 155-165 (with Paolo Cecchini and Jochen Lorentzen).
- "The Politics of Europe 1999: Spring Cleaning." Industrial Relations Journal 31:4 (October/November 2000) pp. 247-261.
- "Competitive and Sustainable Development: Logic and Inconsistency." Journal of European Public Policy 6:3 (September 1999) pp. 359-375.
- "Is Competitive Corporatism an Adequate Response to Globalization? Evidence from the Low Countries." West European Politics 22:3 (July 1999) pp. 159-181.
For a full list of publications including contributions to edited volumes, please see my cv (above). Please note that any draft work posted on this page should not be cited without checking with me first.