Bruno Theodoro Luciano

Representation and Integration: The Logic of Regional Parliaments around the World

Supervisor: Dr Marco Vieira and Dr Isabelle Hertner

Bruno Theodoro Luciano is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Birmingham. His Doctoral Research analyses the parliamentarisation of regional integration, through case studies in Europe, Latin America and Africa


Bruno was previously Konrad Adenauer Fellow in European Studies at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Research Assistant at the Institute for Applied Economic Research - Ipea (Brasília, Brazil). Bruno holds a BA and MA in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, Brazil. His research is focused on Regionalism and Regional Integration, specifically in topics such as the European Union, South American and MERCOSUR.


BA and MA in International Relations (University of Brasilia, Brazil)

Research interests

  • Regional Integration
  • Regional Parliaments
  • European Integration
  • Latin American Regionalism
  • Brazilian Foreign Policy towards South America
  • ASEAN and African Regionalism


BLANCO, L.; LUCIANO, B. T. (2018). Understanding EU’s strategic partnerships in Latin America: a comparative assessment of EU-Brazil and EU-Mexico relations, Journal of Contemporary European Studies. Online first.

RAMANZINI JÚNIOR, H.;  LUCIANO, B. T. (2018). A comparative analysis of regionalism in the Global South: The security and defence dimension of Unasur and the African Union. South African Journal of International Affairs,  Vol. 25, Issue 2, p. 239-261.

JATOBÁ, D.; LUCIANO, B. T. (2018). The Deposition of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo and its repercussions in South American regional organizations. Brazilian Political Science Review, Vol. 12, p. 1-26.

BRESSAN, R.; LUCIANO, B. T. (2018). A Comunidade Andina no século XXI: entre bolivarianos e a Aliança do Pacífico. Revista de Sociologia e Política, Vol. 26, p. 62-80.

MARIANO, K., BRESSAN, R., LUCIANO, B. T. (2017). A comparative reassessment of regional parliaments in Latin America: Parlasur, Parlandino and Parlatino. Rev. Bras. Polít. Int., Vol. 60, No. 1, e007.

LUCIANO, B. T. (2017). Inter-parliamentary European Union-Latin American Caribbean (EU-LAC) relations and the increasing political convergence among Latin American regional parliaments (2006-15). Parliaments, Estates and Representation, Vol. 38.

LAZAROU, E., LUCIANO, B.  T. (2015), Regionalism  as  an  instrument:  assessing  Brazil`s  relations  with  its 
neighbourhood. Global Society, Vol. 29, No. 3, p. 390-408.

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