Elena Escalante Block
The (de)politicisation of state aid policies and its impact on the EU’s legitimacy
Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po Paris
My dissertation investigates when and how EU issues become politicised and depoliticised in Multilevel Governance (MLG). More specifically, the aim is to understand how state aid cases can serve as “trigger moments” in the politicisation/ depoliticisation and legitimation/ delegitimation of the European Union. The main research questions of my PhD thesis are: when and how do state aid cases become (de)politicised? And what is the effect of the politicisation of state aid cases on the legitimacy of the European Union?
Supervisor: Colin Hay, CEE, Sciences Po Paris
Co-supervisor: Chris Lord, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo
Clingendael - the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, The Hague
I have previously worked for two years as a Research Assistant at the Electoral Integrity Project. The project, which is based at Harvard University and the University of Sydney, studies the electoral integrity of countries around the world and analyses electoral conditions and malpractices. Both my work as a Research Assistant and my Masters degrees inspired me to pursue academia and study European politics, which is why I decided to apply and ultimately become a part of PLATO. Nationality: Australian and Venezuelan.
MRes in Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University
- MA in International Relations, University of Sydney
- Dual BA in Journalism and International Relations, University of Queensland
PLATO kick-off conference
PLATO's kick-off conference brings together the project's partners in Oslo for academic discussions and networking.
PLATO panel at the ECPR conference
PLATO coordinator Chris Lord is chairing a panel with papers by five PLATO PhD researchers as part of the ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw.
Elena Escalante Block on gender inequalities in media discourse
Elena Escalante Block will discuss a co-authored paper on the impact of #metoo on Australian media discourses at the EPSA conference in Belfast on 21 June 2019.
Elena Escalante Block at the Graduate Network Conference
Elena Escalante Block will present a paper at the 11th Graduate Network Conference in London on 10 April 2019.
Elena Escalante Block on EU politicisation and depoliticisation
On 2 April 2019, Elena Escalante Block discussed her work on processes of politicisation and depoliticisation in the EU at the University of Twente.
Synthesising research findings (RTC4)
ESRs will be presenting their contribution to the PLATO anthology and their overall research results, with an emphasis on the first.