Norma Rossi

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Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

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Research Profile

Norma is a Senior Lecturer in Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Her research interests lie at the intersection between political theory, international political sociology, and postcolonialism with a specific focus on war and security. She has published on the political character of organised crime and its relation to statebuilding, the impact of counter-organised crime measures on states’ practices and discourses on security, the changing character of war, and the value of higher education in conflict resolution.
Norma is passionate about bridging research and teaching and she has co-designed and delivered International Conflict Management courses to civilian and security officials in North Africa, the Middle East, South America, the Balkans, and the Caucasus, where she also conducted field research. She is co-founder and Series Editor of the Sandhurst Trends in International Conflict (Howgate Publishing).

Europe, Italy
English, French, Italian

Rossi, Norma & Malte Riemann. “Medicalizing Conflict: The Perils of Public Health based approaches to Conflict Resolution.” Peace Review (Forthcoming March 2021).

Rossi Norma. & Malte Riemann. “Remote Warfare: The socio-political effects of ever present/absent war” in McKay, A. (ed.). Conceptualizing Remote Warfare (E-IR), forthcoming 2020.

Rossi, Norma. “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Criminal Terrorism and Exceptional Legislation in Italy ” in Bishai Linda. (ed). Law, Security and the State of Perpetual Emergency, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), forthcoming 2020.

Rossi, Norma. 2019. (Book Review) “Overlooked Enemies of Peace: Understanding and Countering Criminalised Power Structures.” Civil Wars, 21(2): 296-301.

Rossi, Norma & Malte Riemann. 2019. “Introduction: War Amongst the People – A Prism for Analysis?” in Rossi, N. et al. (eds.). War amongst the People (Hampshire: Howgate Publishing).

Rossi, Norma. & Malte Riemann. 2019. “Conclusion: War, the People, and Politics” in Riemann, M., et al. (eds.). War amongst the People (Hampshire: Howgate Publishing).

Rossi, Norma & An Jacobs. April 2019. “Best Practices in Academic Contributions to UK Defence Engagement: Teaching International Conflict Management in Chile, Army Wish Stream Journal.

Rossi, Norma & An Jacobs. 2017. “Educating Conflict Management and Practicing State-Building: The case of Lebanon.” E-IR,

Rossi, Norma. 2017. “The Politics of Anxiety and the rise of Far-right Parties in Europe”, in Eklundh A. Zevnik A. and Guittet E-P (eds.), Politics of Anxiety, (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield).

Rossi, Norma. 2016. “Breaking the nexus: conceptualising illicit sovereigns”, in Carrapico H., Irrera D., Tupman B. (eds), Criminals and Terrorists in Partnership, (Routledge: London and New York).

Rossi, Norma. 2014. “Breaking the nexus: conceptualising illicit sovereigns”. Global Crime 15 (3-4): 219-319.

Rossi, Norma. 2014. “‘Fine Pena Mai’: The reproduction of State Sovereignty vis à vis Organised Crime - the case of the Italian State and the Sicilian Mafia.” Political Perspectives 8(4): 1-17.

Rossi, Norma. “Desperate times call for desperate measures?: The ‘Politics of Anxiety’ and the rise of European far right parties. ” Open Democracy. 02/06/2014, “desperate-times-call-for-desperate-measures”-‘politics-of-anxiety’-a