Dr Andrew Judge
- Lecturer - International Relations (Politics)
Andy joined the School of Social and Political Sciences in August 2016 as a Lecturer in International Relations. Prior to coming to Glasgow, he worked as a Teaching Associate at the University of Strathclyde, as energy attaché to the UK Member of the European Court of Auditors, and as a Research Assistant at the European Policies Research Centre. He has also previously taught at the Universities of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Stirling and the West of Scotland, and was awarded his PhD from the University of Strathclyde in 2012.
My current research can be grouped into two broad areas.
The first concerns the construction of energy as a security issue. In various projects, I have sought to examine the re-emergence of energy security as a policy concern in EU and national contexts through the application of different strands of securitisation theory. In short, I am interested in understanding how claims about energy (in)security serve to (de)legitimise different energy and security policies, and the particular factors which distinguish energy issues from other kinds of security concern. Recently completed and current projects in this area have focused on the securitisation and riskification of gas supplies in the UK and Poland, the geopoliticisation of EU-Russian energy relations, and the legitimation of EU legislation for the security of gas supplies.
The second concerns EU policymaking, and in particular the role of interest groups in the policy process. I am currently working on a project examining the responsiveness of the EU institutions to interest groups with Professor Robert Thomson. This project connects the formative and decision-making stages of the legislative process through a quantitative analysis of an original dataset of interest group submissions to European Commission consultations and the well-established DEU II dataset on decision-making in the EU. Our aim is to understand the links between interest group preferences and different stages of the legislative process.
- Security Studies
- Securitisation Theory
- Energy Politics, Policy and Security
- European Union Politics and Policymaking
- Crisis Management - Governance and Politics
I am interested in supervising highly motivated PhD students on the following topics:
- Energy Security, particularly constructivist and critical approaches
- Innovative applications of Securitisation Theory (broadly defined)
- Post-Brexit Security Policy and/or Crisis Management
- The role of expertise in policy processes, especially in security and/or energy policy
- EU energy and climate policy
- European and International Security Strategies
- International Security and Conflict (convenor)
- Politics 2B: International Relations