Dr Marcello Carammia is a Senior Lecturer in European politics at the Institute for European Studies of the University of Malta, that he joined in October 2011. At the Institute, he teaches BA and MA courses on Political parties, Comparative Federalism, Political Science, and Research Methods. He has been the holder of a Jean Monnet Module on Agenda-Setting in the EU, funded by the European Commission.
He received a PhD in Comparative and European Politics from the University of Siena in 2008. Between 2009 and 2011 he was a post-doctoral fellow and adjunct professor at the University of Catania. He has been a visiting scholar at the universities of Sheffield, Zaragoza, and at the Center for European Studies of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Marcello specialises in comparative and EU politics and public policy. His main theoretical interest lies on comparative politics and agenda-setting processes, and he has a substantive interest in political institutions, EU integration, and the politics of migration. He is a member of the Comparative Agendas Project, where he is co-director of the Italian team and a member of the EU team. He has published on such journals as the Italian Political Science Review, Policy Studies Journal, European Union Politics, South European Society and Politics, and the Journal of Common Market Studies.
Marcello is currently on unpaid leave from University. He is serving as a Senior Researcher at the European Asylum Support Office, the EU agency for asylum-seeker and refugee issues, where he is in charge of the agency's Research Programme on the push-pull factors of migration.
Research Interests & Publications
- Comparative politics and public policy
- European Union politics
- Immigration politics and policy
- Research methods
Carammia, M., Princen, S. & Timmermans, A. 2016, "From Summitry to EU Government: An Agenda Formation Perspective on the European Council", Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. (Available in early view).
Borghetto, E. & Carammia, M. 2015, "Party Priorities, Government Formation, and the Making of the Executive Agenda" in The Challenge of Coalition Government: The Italian Case, eds. N. Conti & F. Marangoni, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 36-57.
Carammia, M. & Pace, R. 2015, "The Anatomy of a Misfit. The 2014 European Parliament Election in Malta", South European Society and Politics, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 425-444.
Carammia, M. & Pace, R. 2015, "Malta" in Les Democraties Européennes, eds. J.M. De Waele, N. Brack & Pilet, 2nd edn, Armand Colin, Paris.
Alexandrova, P., Carammia, M., Princen, S. & Timmermans, A. 2014, "Measuring the European Council agenda: Introducing a new approach and dataset", European Union Politics, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 152-167.
Alexandrova, P., Carammia, M. & Timmermans, A. 2014, "EU High Politics. The Policy Agenda of the European Council, 1975-2011" in The European Council and European Governance. The Commanding Heights of the EU, eds. F. Foret & Y. Rittelmeyer, Routledge, New York, pp. 53-72.
Borghetto, E., Carammia, M. & Zucchini, F. 2014, "The Impact of Party Policy Priorities on Italian Lawmaking from the First to the Second Republic, 1983-2006" in Agenda Setting, Policies, and Political Systems, eds. C. Green-Pedersen & S. Walgrave, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp. 164-182.
Alexandrova, P., Carammia, M. & Timmermans, A. 2012, "Policy Punctuations and Issue Diversity on the European Council Agenda", Policy Studies Journal, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 69-88.
Carammia, M., Timmermans, A., Princen, S. & Alexandrova, P. 2012, "Analyzing the Policy Agenda of the European Council", Perspectives on Europe, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 41-46.
Borghetto, E. & Carammia, M. 2010, "L'analisi comparata delle agende politiche: il" Comparative Agendas Project"", Rivista italiana di scienza politica, , no. 2, pp. 301-316.