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Research

My research interests cover two distinct strands of European politics:

The Political Economy of Internet Commerce & European/Global Politics of the Internet/Cybersecurity

This strand of research was developed as a Research Associate on an ESRC project on the ‘European Regulation of Internet Commerce’ (ERIC) with Dr Seamus Simpson (Principal Investigator), Manchester Metropolitan University. The following areas are of interest:

  • The origins and development of EU Internet commerce policy in its global context
  • Characterising and explaining evolving patterns of Internet governance within Europe
  • Understanding the EU's role in global deliberations on defining a framework for Internet/cybersecurity regulation and governance
  • The public policy and commercial implications of the identifiable (albeit evolving) regulatory regimes for the Internet within Europe
  • European Union cyber security policy
EU Foreign Policy/Enlargement/European Neighbourhood Policy

The following areas are of interest:

  • The EU and conflict resolution, with a specific interest on the impact the EU has had on the Cyprus issue and in relation to this, how Turkey's EU accession course has transformed Turkish policy towards the Cyprus issue.
  • The European Neighbourhood Policy: How and why this has been constructed and the implications of this on the evolving European order; perceptions of the ENP and the effect this has on credibility and impact; the bordering and identity effects of the ENP
  • The EU and the transformation of border conflicts in the Eastern neighbourhood
  • EU discourse on human security and R2P