Laure Delcour is an Associate Professor in international relations and EU studies, University Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, France). She holds a PhD in Political Science and a habilitation à diriger des recherches (Sciences-Po Paris). Her research interests focus on the diffusion and reception of EU norms and policies as part of the European Neighbourhood Policy, as well as region-building processes in Eurasia. Between 2014 and 2020, she was involved in EU H-2020 and FP7 projects (EU-STRAT, CASCADE) on the ENP/Eastern Partnership. As part of a French-British research project (EUIMPACTEAST, ANR-ESRC, 2011-2014), she has investigated the EU’s influence on domestic change in four post-Soviet countries (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). She has lectured on EU institutions and decision-making, the European Neighbourhood Policy, EU-Russia relations and Russia’s foreign policy (Sciences-Po Paris; Sciences-Po Strasbourg; INALCO Paris; MGIMO, Moscow).

Selected publications:

  • The Road to Equality? EU diffusion of anti-discrimination norms”, Democratization (2021).
  • “From a ‘Common’ to a ‘Contested’ Neighbourhood: Connecting Levels of Analysis in EU–Russia Interaction”, in The Routledge Handbook of Eu-Russia Relations, edited by Tatiana Romanova and Maxine David. London: Routledge, 2021.
  • “From principle to practice? The resilience–local ownership nexus in the EU Eastern Partnership policy” (with Irina Petrova), Contemporary Security Policy 41, no. 2 (2020): 336-360.
  • “Dealing with the elephant in the room: the EU, its ‘eastern neighbourhood’ and Russia”, Contemporary Politics 24, no. 1 (2018): 14-29.
  • “Well-Meaning but Ineffective? Perceptions of the EU’s Role as a Security Actor in the South Caucasus” (with Kataryna Wolczuk), European Foreign Affairs Review 23, Special issue (2018): 41-60.
  • The EU and Russia in their “Contested Neighbourhood: Multiple External Influences, Policy Transfer and Domestic Change. London: Routledge, 2017.
  • “Beyond geopolitics: exploring the impact of the EU and. Russia in the ‘contested neighborhood’” (with Esther Ademmer and Kataryna Wolczuk), Eurasian Geography and Economics 57, no. 1 (2016): 1-18.
  • “Between the Eastern Partnership and Eurasian Integration: Explaining Post-Soviet Countries’ Engagement in (Competing) Region-Building Projects”, Problems of Post-Communism 62, no. 6 (2015): 316-327.
  • “Spoiler or Facilitator of Democratization ? Russia’s role in Georgia and Ukraine” (with Kataryna Wolczuk), Democratization 22, no. 3 (2015): 459-478.
  • “The EU’s Unexpected ‘Ideal Neighbour’? The Perplexing Case of Armenia’s Europeanisation” (with Kataryna Wolczuk), Journal of European Integration 37, no. 4 (2015): 491-507.
  • Shaping the Post-Soviet Space? EU Strategies and Approaches to Region-Building. London: Ashgate, 2011.

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