Vincent Della Sala

senior fellow
EURIAS cohort 2013/2014
discipline Political Science
Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento and Adjunct Professor at the Bologna Center, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

Research project

Post-National Myth and Mythology: The Case of the European Union

 

The research to be carried out for the duration of the EURIAS fellowship focuses on the role of political myth and mythology in the construction of the European Union. The aim is not to expose the gaps between “myth and reality” in the EU. Rather the aim is to explore the role that myth has played and to ask whether the greatest obstacle facing closer political integration is the lack of political myths. The project is interdisciplinary by definition, drawing upon cultural anthropology, comparative literature, sociology, political science and public policy. The research will focus on both official texts and broader public discussion about the EU. The period of the fellowship would be spent completing the analysis of these texts and to write a book manuscript.

Biography

 

Vincent Della Sala is Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento and Adjunct Professor at the Bologna Center, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. He was previously Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brock University and served as a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Durham. He holds a D.Phil. in Politics from the University of Oxford.

Selected publications

 

'Myth and the Post-national Polity: The Case of the European Union', in G. Bouchard (ed.), Whither National Myths? Reflections on the Present and Future of National Myths, Routledge, London,  2013, pp. 157-172.

 

'Leaders and Followers: Leadership Amongst Member States  in a Differentiated Europe', in E. Jones, A. Menon & S. Weatherill (eds), Handbook on the European Union, Oxford University Press, Oxford: , 2012, pp. 306-320.

 

‘A Less Close Union? The European Union’s Search for Unity amid Crisis’, in C. Calhoun & G. Derluguian (eds), The Deepening Crisis: Governance Challenges After Neoliberalism, New York University Press, New York, 2011, pp. 135-156.

 

‘From Salvation to Pragmatic Indifference?: Europe in Italian Political Discourse’, with M. Brunazzo, in R. Harmsen & J. Schild (eds), Debating Europe: The 2009 European Parliament Elections and Beyond, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2011, pp. 69-84.

 

‘Stakes and states: gambling and the single market’,  Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 17, no. 7, 2010, pp. 1024-1038.

 

‘Political Myth, Mythology and the European Union’, Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 48, no. 1, 2010, pp. 1-18.

 

Governance and Civil Society in the European Union: Normative Perspectives, with C. Ruzza (eds), Manchester University Press , Manchester, 2007.

 

‘The State Beyond Transformation and Adaptation?’, Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, 2006, pp.207-230.

 

‘Anti-terrorism and the State: From National to Human Security’, Quaderni di Sociologia, vol. 39, 2005, pp. 40-54.

 

institut

junior fellow
EURIAS promotion 2017/2018
Collegium de Lyon
discipline Philosophy
2017
senior fellow
EURIAS promotion 2016/2017
Collegium de Lyon
discipline Linguistics
2016
junior fellow
EURIAS promotion 2014/2015
Collegium de Lyon
discipline Philosophy
2014
junior fellow
EURIAS promotion 2015/2016
Collegium de Lyon
discipline Literature
2015