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Mathieu Blondeel

University of Warwick
United Kingdom
Email mathieu.blondeel [at] wbs [period/dot]

Mathieu joined the WBS in 2020 as a postdoctoral Research Fellow. He is interested in a variety of topics at the intersection of global climate and energy politics, with a particular focus on the global energy transformation. Currently, he is working on a project funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), “UK Energy in a Global Context”. The theme has two projects: one on The Geopolitical Economy of Energy System Transformation; and a second on Brexit & Beyond: UK Net Zero Energy Policy.

Mathieu Blondeel’s Website.


Blondeel, M. & Bradshaw, M. 2022. “Managing transition risk: Toward an interdisciplinary understanding of strategies in the oil industry.” Energy Research & Social Science, 91, 102696.

Kuzemko, C., Blondeel, M. & Froggatt, A. 2022. “Brexit implications for sustainable energy in the UK.” Policy and Politics.

Blondeel, M. & Bradshaw, M. 2022. “International Oil Companies, Decarbonisation and Transition Risks.” In Handbook on Oil and International Relations, edited by Dannreuther, R. & Ostrowski, W. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Blondeel, M. Froggatt, A. & Kuzemko, C. 2022. “Brexit One Year On: Friction, Fish & Fine-Tuning.” London: UKERC and Chatham House.

Blondeel, M., Bradshaw, M., Bridge, G. & Kuzemko, C. 2021. “The Geopolitics of Energy System Transformation: A Review.” Geography Compass, 15(7): e12580.

Blondeel, M. 2020. “Covid-19 and the Climate-Energy Nexus.” European Policy Brief. Brussels: Egmont Institute.

Blondeel, M., Van de Graaf, T. and Haesebrouck, T. 2020. “Moving beyond coal: Exploring and explaining the Powering Past Coal Alliance.” Energy Research & Social Science 59: 101304.

Blondeel, M., Colgan, J. & Van de Graaf, T. 2020. “What drives norm success? Evidence from anti-fossil fuel campaigns.” Global Environmental Politics 19(4): 63-84.

Blondeel, M. 2019. “Taking Away a ‘Social Licence’: Neo-Gramscian Perspectives on a Fossil Fuel Divestment Norm.” Global Transitions 1: 200-209.

Blondeel, M. & Van de Graaf, T. 2018. “Toward a Global Coal Moratorium? A comparative analysis of coal-mining policies in the U.S., China, India and Australia.” Climatic Change 150(1-2): 89-101.

Blondeel, M & Van de Graaf, T. 2018. “Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: An International Norm Perspective.” In The Politics of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Their Reform, edited by Jakob Skovgaard and Harro van Asselt, 83-99. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.