Christina Plank

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Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, University of Vienna,  DOC-team grant from the  Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

Junior Visiting Fellow
(October 2013 – March 2014)

Project:

In-between Boundaries: A State-Theoretical Analysis of the Emerging Agrofuels Sector in Ukraine

In my research, I analyse how the production of agrofuels feedstock as well as fuel is enforced or hindered in Ukraine. I concentrate on the role of the Ukrainian state, with a focus on the oligarchic structures, and its relations the country has with the European Union and its member states. I examine land, agriculture and energy policies as well as the socio-ecological consequences related to agrofuels.