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Alexandra-Maria Bocse

Alexandra-Maria Bocse

Achieving European energy security: a policy network approach

Supervisor: Dr Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni, Dr Julie Smith


Biography:

Alexandra-Maria Bocse is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS). She received an MPhil in International Relations from POLIS in 2011 after graduating from the University of Bucharest with a BA in Political Science in 2009. Her PhD research is funded by Trinity College, Cambridge.

Alexandra worked for the Directorate General for External Policies of the European Parliament in 2012 and was a visiting researcher at the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament, as well as the Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels, in 2013-2014.

Alexandra Bocse is an Associate Editor at the Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA). 

Research Interests

European Union, Eastern Europe, international and regional governance, policy networks and energy security, emerging security challenges

Key Publications

Research paper: ‘Understanding transnational advocacy networks: the impact of the political opportunity structure on their emergence’, Proceedings of the Conference “EU Strategy for the Danube Region. Conference on regional cooperation” organized by The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Vienna, 15 December 2011.

Book review: ‘Heike Klüver, Lobbying in the European Union: interest groups, lobbying coalitions, and policy change’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, December 2013.

Book review: ‘The EU’s foreign policy: what kind of power and diplomatic action?’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, June 2014.

Research paper: ‘The Southern Gas Corridor: its implications for the security of the European Union’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, September 2014.

Other Publications

Methodology paper: ‘Transnational environmental networks: explaining their formation at the interplay between structure and agency’, The Graduate Seminar of the Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies (PPSIS), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 8 June 2011.

Internal paper/ study: ‘Regional Parliaments in Latin America’, European Parliament, Directorate General for External Policies, July 2012.

Conference paper: ‘Corporations and the securitization of energy supply: a case study on the Nabucco Pipeline’, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge PhD Conference, Cambridge, 5 June 2013.

Seminar paper: ‘Energy policy networks: fieldwork and preliminary findings’, GEM Research Seminar Cycle, Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, 26 November 2013.

Conference paper: ‘Power positions and energy security policy: a case study on the European Union-based shale gas policy network’, International Studies Association Convention, Toronto, 26 March 2014.

Conference paper: ‘The role of corporations in constructing energy security concerns: a case study on the European Union’, International Studies Association Convention, Toronto, 29 March 2014.

Seminar paper: ‘Collecting data on and from policy networks and policy communities', The PhD Student Colloquium, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 28 May 2014.

Conference paper: ‘An attempt to remain a global power: the European Union and its energy policy’, International Studies Association Convention, Buenos Aires, 25 July 2014.