Prof. Roderick Pace

Prof. Roderick Pace

Prof. Roderick Pace

 B.A.(Honours),M.A.(Johns Hopkins),Ph.D.(Reading)


Room 309
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2116, +356 2340 2001, +356 2340 2998
Research Interests: World Politics, EU External Relations, Euro-Mediterranean relations, small states in world politics and Malta in the EU. He also teaches the theories of European Integration and external aspects of migration & the EU.

- BA (Hons) (Philosophy) from the University of Malta;
- MA in International Affairs from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University following two years of full-time study at the Bologna Center;
- Ph.D. in Politics (International Relations, European Studies) from the University of Reading, UK.

- Joined the full-time academic Staff of the University of Malta in July 1993. Between 1987 and 1993 in charge of the European Documentation Centre (EDC) which was incorporated in the European Documentation and Research Centre (EDRC) set up by the Council of the University of Malta in 1991.

- Director of the institute (and the EDRC) from its inception in 1991 to 2016.

- Held a Jean Monnet Chair between 2013-2016.


- Since 2009 a member of the editorial board of the journal South European Society and Politics edited by Susannah Verney and Anna Bosco, published by Routledge, which is listed in the social sciences citation network ( (2018 IMPACT FACTOR 2.456).

- Member of the Editorial Board of the Annual Publication of the Institute for European Studies.

- Jean Monnet Network
- Member of the International Studies Association (ISA) since 2000.
- The European International Studies Association (EISA) since 2017.
- ECPR standing groups on International Relations and South European Politics
- Active in the Trans-European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) since 2008.
- Active in EUROMESCO


- Board of the Institute for European Studies since 1991.
- Institute’s Ph.D. coordinator
- Board of the Islands and Small States Institute (ISSI) renewed periodically since 2008.
- Served two years on Senate.
- Member of the Board of the University Gozo Campus until the board’s dissolution.
- Served as a Member of the Committee on the Students’ Charter.
  • World Politics
  • External Relations of the EU
  • Euro-Mediterranean Relations
  • Small States in World Politics
  • Malta in the EU
  • External dimension of EU migration policy (focus on the Mediterranean)
  • Theories of European Integration

PACE, R., HARWOOD, M. and MONCADA, S., eds, 2020. The Future of the European Union: Demisting The Debate. 1 edn. Malta: Institute for European Studies, University of Malta.

PACE, R., 2020. Malta. In: S. WEISS, ed, EUROPE'S COHERENCE GAP IN EXTERNAL CRISIS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT - Political Rhetoric and Institutional Practices in the EU and its Member States. 1 edn. Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, pp. 245.

PACE, R., 2020. The Non-Identical Mediterranean Island-states: Cyprus and Malta. In: G. BALDACCHINO and A. WIVEL, eds, Handbook on the Politics of Small States. 1 edn. Edward Elgar Publishing, .

PACE RODERICK, 2019. "Malta and the European Union” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of European Union Politics. Edited by Finn Laursen (Chief Editor). April. . Accessible at the official web-page.

PACE RODERICK, C.M., 2019.  Malta: Unstoppable Labour in Lorenzo De Sio, Mark N. Franklin & Luana Russo (eds.) The European Parliament Elections of 2019. LUISS University Press – Pola Srl.. ISBN (print) 978-88-6105-411-0. ISBN (ebook) 978-88-6105-424-0. In: DE SIO LORENZO, FRANKLIN MARK N. & RUSSO LUANA, ed, The European Parliament Elections of 2019. ROME: LUISS, .

Pace Roderick.  Malta: Un piccolo Stato insulare sul fronte Migratorio. In: De Cesaris Valerio and Diodato Emilio, editor. Il Confine Mediterraneo: L’ Europa di fronte agli sbarchi dei migrant. Italy: Carocci editori; 2018. p. 35-56.

PACE RODERICK, 2018. Malta’s Presidency of the EU Council: External Relations in the Presidency of a Small State. In: PACE RODERICK, HARWOOD MARK AND MONCADA STEFANO, ed, Malta’s EU Presidency – A Study in a Small State Presidency of the EU. Malta University Pressing, pp. 75-91.

PACE RODERICK, 2018. Neptune’s Turn: Maritime Policy During the Maltese Presidency. In: PACE RODERICK, HARWOOD MARK AND MONCADA STEFANO, ed, Malta’s EU Presidency – A Study in a Small State Presidency of the EU. Malta University Publishing, pp. 106-118.

PACE RODERICK, HARWOOD MARK AND MONCADA STEFANO, ed, 2018. Malta’s EU Presidency – A Study in a Small State Presidency of the EU
Malta University Publishing.

PACE RODERICK, POLI E., TZOGOPOULOS G. AND PEGASIOU A., 2018. Mediterranean Member States: Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta, in Tim Oliver (ed.) Europe’s BREXIT: EU Perspectives on Britain’s Vote to Leave, Agenda Publishing, Newcastle, UK.. In: OLIVER TIM, ed, Europe's BREXIT: EU Perspectives on Britain's Vote to Leave. Newcastle: Agenda Publishing, .

PACE RODERICK, VAN DEN DUNGEN PETER, ed, 2010. Some Reasons for an European State Proposed to the Powers of Europe
John Bellers 1710.
1 edn. Valletta, Malta: Midsea Books.

PACE RODERICK and DEPASQUALE CARMEN, eds, 2008. An Abridged Version of the Project for Perpetual Peace - Abbe de Saint-Pierre. 1 edn. Valletta, Malta: Midsea Books.

PACE RODERICK, 2001. Microstate Security in the Global System: EU-Malta Relations. 1 edn. Valletta, Malta: Midsea Books.

  • EST1032 - The Institutions of the European Union
  • EST3090 - Euro-Mediterranean Relations
  • EST3197 - Comparative Federalism and the EU
  • EST3200 - The EU's External Policy and the CFSP
  • EST3211 - The Future of the European Union
  • EST5330 - The European Union in World Politics
  • EST5602 - Political and Economic Approaches to European Integration
  • EST5604 - The EU and Mediterranean Diplomacy
  • ISS5210 - Introduction to the Study of Islands and Small States 2: Social and Political Issues