Giuseppe Sacco

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Giuseppe Sacco (born August 1, 1938) is the editor-in-chief of The European Journal of International Affairs.[1][2][3] He graduated in Political Science at the University of Naples in 1961 and after undertaking his Diplôme at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales at the University of Paris - La Sorbonne, in 1966 he obtained the Fulbright scholarship at the Columbia University.

Academic career[edit]

From 1980 till 2010 Sacco has been full professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli,[4] where he taught International Relations and World Economic Systems, Development Sociology and International Migrations. During the period 1970-1980 he was in charge as full professor of Industrial Economics and Policy at the University of Florence, and from 1981 to 1985 at the University of Calabria. From 1989 to 2000, he taught at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.[5][6] He has also been visiting professor at the University of Oxford, University of San Francisco, University of California, Los Angeles, Princeton University, and the Federal University of Pernambuco. Early in his career, he has been visiting scientist at "Resources for the Future" of the Brookings Institution and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.His fields of research are: International Political Economy, World Economic Systems and International Migrations. He has always had connections and an intense collaboration with several international magazines and newspapers, both with scientific and information content. As an outstanding analyst on International and European social and interrelated economic phenomenon and issues, Sacco has been often interviewed by international journals and international broadcasting channels.[7][8][9][10] He has been invited as lecturer to many international conferences and meetings.[11]

Sacco has been in charge as co-ordinator and scientist of numerous research projects. In 2006 he has been in charge for the Research program of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research of Italy,[12] in 1992 he was the director of the research project on "Immigration and Security Problems in Western Europe for the Italian Military Centre for Strategic Studies";[13] in 1991 director of the "Feasibility Study on Solar Energy Production in the Sahara Region" in Algiers; in 1989 director of economic and social studies "The Moscow Techno-park Project" at the Russian Academy of Sciences; in 1984 he was head of a mission for three feasibility studies in Malaysia for the Istituto nazionale per il Commercio Estero (ICE; National Institute for Foreign Trade)(furnishings, prefabricated building components, advanced technologies for food conservation); and in 1981 and 1982 director of the ICE feasibility study on the setting up of a fish-farming plant on Lake Habbaniya (Iraq).

His intense activity brought him also to be a strategic analyst and consultant of Public and International Bodies, Multinational Companies. In the last decade he focussed his attention on Chinese development and the outcome on USA, Europe and the Global economy.

His latest work is "Batman and Joker: the self representation of America" Published in Italy and under way of a second edition in printing.

International experience[edit]

From 1976 to 1980, Sacco was division director at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development[14] and was in charge of long term forecasting about the evolution of world manufacturing in the framework of the North-South Inter-Futures Project, also known as the "WA" (harmony) project. In addition, Sacco worked for the European Commission and as Italian representative at several international conferences and organizations concerning the protection of the environment, such as the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (1972)[15] and the International Maritime Organization. Sacco has assisted as international consultant to several national institutions, international organisations, and multinational corporations in over 40 countries. He has consulted for the Italian Chamber of Deputies, the Agency for the Development of Kazakhstan, Enel, the Nigerian Salt Refining Co., Lavalin, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the African Development Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Asian Development Bank, and Masterfood Int.


Sacco wrote and contributed to several international revues, such as: New Society, Géopolitique,[16] Preuves, Commentary,[17]Internationale Politik, The International Spectator,[18] Commentaire,[19][20][21][22][23] The Washington Quarterly,[24] Politica Exterior,[25] Politique Etrangère,[26][27] Sociétal,[28][29][30] Outre-Terre[31] and Limes,[32] The Wilson Quarterly[33] and Lettera Internazionale.[34] He is member of the Editorial and Scientific Committee of Limes,[35] Commentaire,[36] Commentary[37] and Outre-Terre. In addition, Sacco is (co-)author of:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ cited by Raṇabīra Samāddāra, in The politics of dialogue: living under the geopolitical histories of war and peace, Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2004 ISBN 0-7546-3607-0
  2. ^ Main academic international relations journals publishing on US-European affairs
  3. ^ cited by Annette Maurer, in Die europäische Antwort auf die soziale Frage. Eine Analyse der europäischen Binnenmarktdynamik und ihrer sozialpolitischen Implikationen Tectum Verlag Publishing, 1993. ISBN 3-929019-53-1
  4. ^ Interviewed in the article Des experts italiens : la réaction de la Chine vis à vis des émeutes à Urumqi est compréhensible - Retrieved 2009-07-28
  5. ^ listed in the section "Authors and Presenters" list of The Dragan European Foundation
  6. ^ Sociétal's author page
  7. ^ Giuseppe Sacco's interview on Worldnews concerning the international brain drain phenomenon
  8. ^ Interviewed by Ian Fisher, Berlusconi's Allies Start to Question His Insistence on Recount, The New York Times - Retrieved 2006-04-14
  9. ^ Interview by Silvia Marchetti, Interview: China's response to Urumqi riots understandable, CCTV
  10. ^ Interviewed by Vladimir V. Kusin, A CONFERENCE ON NATO AND EASTERN EUROPE, 1989
  11. ^ Participated in the International Conference: "Peoples in Migration in the 21st century" on 15 December 2006, at the Daedalos Institute of Geopolitics, Nicosia-Cyprus
  12. ^ Research program- State structure, territorial decentralization of powers and constitutional change: from UK devolution to the regionalization process in Italy and some other EU unitary states
  13. ^ Italian Military Centre for Strategic Studies' catalogue
  14. ^ Giuseppe Sacco and Malkin Daniel, INTERFUTURES: The OECD Research Project, Futures, Vol. 9, No. 3, June 1977,pp. 255-259
  15. ^ Marco Ancora, I protagonisti - Intervista a Giuseppe Sacco: John Ruskin, da Ghandi [sic] fino a Obama, Retrieved 2009-08-22
  16. ^ Italie: Vers le modèle français?, Géopolitique, N° 102, July 2008
  17. ^ Saving Europe from Itself, Commentary, September 1991
  18. ^ Industrial concentration in Europe, The International Spectator, Volume 2, Issue 1, 1967
  19. ^ L’Europe à la cour du Dauphin, Commentaire, N° 125, Printemps 2009
  20. ^ Italie: fin ou retour du XXe siècle?, Commentaire, N° 122, Eté 2008
  21. ^ Italie:affrontement partisan et consensus national, Commentaire, Volume 29 / N° 115, Autumn 2006
  22. ^ Appel aux armes?, Commentaire, N° 66, Summer 1994
  23. ^ was cited by Percival Manglano, Chronique bibliographique: L’affaire Huntington, in Cultures & Conflits, Numéro 19-20, 2003
  24. ^ Italy after communism, The Washington Quarterly, Volume 15, Issue 3, Summer, 1992
  25. ^ La excepción europea, Política Exterior Nº25 - 1992
  26. ^ Les Auteurs de Politique Etrangère
  27. ^ Italie : les trois vies des ligues régionales, Politique étrangère, vol.58, n°1, 1993
  28. ^ Construire par la crise, Sociétal, Numéro 71 - I trimestre, 2011
  29. ^ So French, Sociétal, Numéro 60 - II trimestre, 2008
  30. ^ Les paradoxes du 22 avril, Sociétal, Numéro 55 - I trimestre 2007
  31. ^ Italia addio:démographie et immigration, Outre-Terre, 2006/4, (n.17).ISSN 1951-624X -DOI 10.3917/oute.017.0113
  32. ^ Tra Europa e mare aperto: un'agenda per il nostro governo, Limes, n. 5, 2002
  33. ^ The End of the Italian Republic?, The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn, 1992
  34. ^ The Mediterranean exception - Protecting the Mediterranean environment: a priority for the "Union pour la Méditerranée", Lettera Internazionale, n. 97, 2008
  35. ^ Limes' Scientific Committee page
  36. ^ Commentaire's Editorial Committee page
  37. ^ Commentary Review's page - Members of the Editorial Board
  38. ^ Il Cannochiale, Rubriche - Critica del nuovo secolo(in Italian). Retrieved 2006-06-09
  39. ^ was cited by Luca Muscara, The complete bibliography of Jean Gottmann, in Cybergeo: European Journal of Geography, 2011