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Short bio

Giovanni Bernardini is Researcher at the Historical Institute for German-Italian Studies in Trento (Italy). He graduated in Political Science at the Faculty “Cesare Alfieri”, Florence (Italy) in 2000. He earned his Ph.D. in History of International Relations from the University of Florence in 2005, with a thesis on the relations between the US Administration and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany between 1969 and 1974 (Supervisor Prof. Antonio Varsori). He was Research Fellow at the Department of International Studies, University of Padua (Italy) between 2006 and 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Carla Meneguzzi. During the last years he has focused on the comparative study of the socialist and social democratic parties of Western Europe in the postwar era, and on Transatlantic relations during the Cold War.

Selected publications:

  • G. Bernardini, "Nuova Germania, antichi timori. Stati Uniti, Ostpolitik e sicurezza europea", Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013
  • G. Bernardini, "Principled Pragmatism: the ‘Eastern Committee of the German Economy’ and West German-Chinese Relations during the early Cold War, 1949-1958", in “Modern Asian Studies”, Cambridge University Press, 1/2017
  • G. Bernardini, G. Pallaver (eds.), "Dialogue Against Violence. The Trentino-South Tyrol question in the Twentieth Century", Berlin-Bologna, Duncker & Humblot – Il Mulino, 2017 (forthcoming)
  • G. Bernardini (a cura di), L’Accordo De Gasperi-Gruber. Una storia internazionale, Trento, FBK PRESS, 2016
  • G. Bernardini, "Ideology and Transition. European Social-Democracy Copes with the ‘Consolidation/Dissolution’ of the Postwar Years", in P. Pombeni (ed.), The Historiography of Transition: Critical Phases in the Development of Modernity (1494-1973), London, Routledge, 2016
Publications

  1. G. Bernardini,
    Carole Fink, Bernd Schaefer (eds.), “Ostpolitik, 1969-1974. European and Global Responses”, Cambridge University Press, Washington D.C., 2009,
    in «ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO STORICO ITALO-GERMANICO IN TRENTO»,
    n. 36-37 (1),
    2011
    , pp. 167 -
    169
  2. G. Bernardini,
    S. Paoli, “Il sogno di Erasmo. La questione educativa nel processo di integrazione europea”, Milano: Franco Angeli, 2010,
    in «ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO STORICO ITALO-GERMANICO IN TRENTO»,
    n. 36-37 (2),
    2011
    , pp. 145 -
    147
  3. G. Bernardini,
    The Federal Republic of Germany and the "Resistible Rise" of the Historic Compromise in Italy (1974-1978),
    Europe in the International Arena during the 1970s: entering a Different World,
    Bruxelles,
    P.I.E. Peter Lang,
    2011
    , pp. 317 -
    338
  4. G. Bernardini,
    Un’Europa a misura d’uomo: Primavera di Praga e Ostpolitik,
    L'Europa del disincanto. Dal '68 praghese alla crisi del neoliberismo,
    Soveria Mannelli,
    Rubbettino,
    2011
    , pp. 45 -
    60
  5. G. Bernardini,
    The German SPD and the rising star of Bettino Craxi,
    Italien, Österreich und die Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Europa,
    Vienna,
    Böhlau,
    2011
    , pp. 209 -
    223
  6. G. Bernardini,
    Prove di vincolo esterno: la Repubblica Federale Tedesca e il ‘compromesso storico’ come problema internazionale,
    Aldo Moro nell'Italia contemporanea,
    Firenze,
    Le Lettere,
    2011
    , pp. 531 -
    550
  7. G. Bernardini,
    La SPD e il socialismo democratico europeo negli anni '70: il caso dell'Italia,
    in «RICERCHE DI STORIA POLITICA»,
    vol. XIII,
    n. 1,
    2010
    , pp. 3 -
    21
  8. T. Gulstorff; J. Hansen; G. Bernardini; A. Baszika,
    Security and Sovereignty: A Proposal for the Interpretation of the "German Question" in Historical Perspective,
    in «ZEITGESCHICHTE»,
    vol. 37,
    n. 6,
    2010
    , pp. 397 -
    421
  9. G. Bernardini,
    West German - American relations and a new 'order of peace' for Europe, 1969-1970,
    in «JOURNAL OF TRANSATLANTIC STUDIES»,
    vol. 8,
    n. 1,
    2010
    , pp. 19 -
    31
  10. G. Bernardini,
    Forced to Cooperate: The Brandt Government and the Nixon Administration on the Road to Helsinki,
    Perforating the Iron Curtain. European Détente, Transatlantic Relations, and the Cold War, 1965-1985,
    Copenhagen,
    Museum Tusculanum Press,
    2010
    , pp. 79 -
    100

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