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Ricercatore a tempo det. art. 24 c. 3 lett. B L. 240/2010





Benedetto Zaccaria is Assistant Professor (Ricercatore a tempo determinato lett. B) at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI), University of Padova.

He is also a Research Associate at the Science and Research Center in Koper (Slovenia) within the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant "Open Borders: Cold War Europe Beyond Borders. A Transnational History of Cross-Border Practices in the Alps-Adriatic area from World War II to the present".

He specializes in the history of European integration and the Cold War in Europe, with a particular focus on the history of socialist Yugoslavia, the self-management system, third way ideologies, Italian foreign policy, European integration and Balkan international affairs.

He is the author of The EEC’s Yugoslav Policy in Cold War Europe, 1968-1980 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and La strada per Osimo. Italia e Jugoslavia allo specchio (1965-1975) (Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2018), and co-editor with Antonio Varsori of Italy in the International System from Détente to the End of the Cold War: The Underrated Ally (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and Italy in the New International Order, 1917-1922 (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

He is currently working on the making of the post-Cold War architecture in Europe and the influence of third-way ideologies on the European integration process.

Before joining the University of Padova, he has held research and teaching positions at the European University Institute in Florence, Ca’ Foscari University Venice, University of Milan and LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, and has held visiting positions at the IDEAS center of the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Alcide De Gasperi Research Center of the European University Institute in Florence.