Laure DELCOUR

Laure Delcour holds a PhD in Political Science and an habilitation à diriger des recherches (Sciences-Po Paris). She is a scientific coordinator and a senior research fellow under the EU-funded FP7 project “Exploring the Security-Democracy Nexus in the Caucasus” (project CASCADE, FMSH, Paris). As part of a French-British research project (EUIMPACTEAST, ANR-ESRC, 2011-2014), she has previously 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).

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.

Selected publications:

  • “Beyond geopolitics: exploring the impact of the EU and. Russia in the “contested neighborhood” (special issue co-edited with E. Ademmer, K. Wolczuk), Eurasian Geography and Economics, (57) 1, 2016.
  • Multiple External Influences and Domestic Change in the Contested Neighborhood”, Eurasian Geography and Economics, (57) 1, 2016.
  • “With a little help from Russia? The European Union and visa liberalization with post-Soviet states” (with E. Ademmer), Eurasian Geography and Economics, (57) 1, 2016.
  • “Between the Eastern Partnership and Eurasian Integration: Explaining Post-Soviet Countries’ Engagement in (Competing) Region-Building Projects”, Problems of Post-Communism, (62) 6, 2015.
  • “Spoiler or Facilitator of Democratization ? Russia’s role in Georgia and Ukraine” (with K. Wolczuk), Democratization, 22(3), 2015
  • “The EU’s Unexpected ‘Ideal Neighbour’? The Perplexing Case of Armenia’s Europeanisation” (with K. Wolczuk), Journal of European Integration, 37 (4), 2015.
  • “Meandering Europeanisation. EU Policy Instruments and Policy Convergence in Georgia under the Eastern Partnership”, East European Politics, No.3, 2013;
  • “Eurasian Economic Integration and Implications for the EU's policy in the Eastern Neighbourhood”, with K. Wolczuk, in: Dragneva, R. and K. Wolczuk (eds.), Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy, and Politics, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013;
  • Shaping the Post-Soviet Space? EU Strategies and Approaches to Region-Building (London, Ashgate, 2011).