Department of Politics
Dr. Simona Davidescu is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, interested in environmental and energy policy, with a focus on the European Union and Central and East European countries. Before moving to York in September 2011, she has been a Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Aberystwyth (2008-2010) and Teaching Fellow in Environmental Politics at the University of Southampton (2010-2011).
She is an Honorary Research Associate with the EU-Asia Institute at ESSCA, Angers, France (http://www.essca.fr/EU-Asia/) and part of several research networks on energy policy, sustainability and the green economy with UACES CRN and ECPR.
Simona’s research focuses on the European Union’s enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe, the process of democratization and environmental policy-making. She is currently conducting research and interested in supervising students on issues related to sustainable development policies and renewable energy in Eastern Europe, with a comparative focus on the new EU member states and the Eastern Partnership countries.
Global Sustainability & Energy Policy
Theories of the Policy Process
Public Management & Delivery
Challenges to Policy-making in Democratising Countries
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