Gabriele Abbondanza (PhD, USyd) is Associate Fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), where he works on research projects on Italian foreign policy, Australian foreign policy, and Australian relations with Italy and the EU. Gabriele is a Sessional Lecturer and Visiting Fellow at the University of Sydney, where he teaches international relations, and Vice President of the Dante Alighieri Society Sydney. He has authored a number of publications on Italian and Australian foreign and security policy, national power, “awkward powers”, and international relations theory. To see his conference presentations and media appearances, please visit www.gabrieleabbondanza.com.
- Awkward Powers: Escaping Traditional Great and Middle Power Theory, Gabriele Abbondanza and Thomas Wilkins (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.
- “Australia the ‘good international citizen’? The limits of a traditional middle power”, Australian Journal of International Affairs 75 (2021).
- “Middle Powers and Great Powers Through History: The Concept from Ancient Times to the Present Day”, History of Political Thought 41(3): 397-418.
- “The historical determination of the middle power concept”, in T. Struye de Swielande, D. Vandamme, D. Walton, and T. Wilkins (eds.), Rethinking Middle Powers: New Frameworks, New Cases. London: Routledge, 2019, pp. 32-44.
- “The electoral payoff of immigration flows for anti-immigration parties: the case of Italy’s Lega Nord” [with Francesco Bailo], European Political Science 17(3): 378-403.
- “The Republic of Murrawarri and the Debate on Aboriginal Sovereignty in Australia”, Indigenous Policy Journal 28(3): 1-16.
- Italy as a regional power: the African context from national unification to the present day. Rome: Aracne, 2016.
- The Geopolitics of Australia in the New Millennium: The Asia-Pacific Context. Rome: Aracne, 2013.