Dr Magalie Bourblanc

Senior Research Fellow

Bio

Dr Magalie Bourblanc, a specialist of public policy analysis, is a research fellow at the French Agricultural Research Centre for Development (CIRAD) seconded to the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) at the University of Pretoria. Her work is driven by an interest in the politics of water, i.e. the political dimensions of the water-society nexus. Within GovInn, Magalie contributes to the axis on the Governance of the commons, natural resources and agriculture.

Magalie

Dr Magalie Bourblanc

Before joining CIRAD and the University of Pretoria in 2010, Magalie completed a Post-Doc at the French CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research). Based at the Centre Alexandre Koyré-Paris, she worked on the socio-technical construction of indicators to assess the ecological status of water bodies within the European Water Framework Directive.

Magalie is trained in Political Science with a M.A. from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a PhD from both SciencesPo Paris and the Radboud Universiteit-Nijmegen (The Netherlands). Her doctoral thesis adopted a public policy instrumentation approach to study public programmes dealing with non-point source pollution coming from agriculture. She also focused on agenda-setting and framing process of environmental problems, providing empirical insights from cases from France and the Netherlands.

Research interests

  • Water governance
  • Land policy in Southern Africa
  • Sociology of the State and public service in the water sector
  • Political ecology

Projects

Within GovInn, Magalie contributes to the axis on the Governance of the commons, natural resources and agriculture.

Global Agro-Food-Energy System Changes, Land Use Patterns, Production Models, Natural Resource Management, Food Security through Production and Employment, National/Global Governance (AFGROLAND)

Links

Magalie’s page on CIRAD website

You can find a list of her research publications here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Magalie_Bourblanc2

Contact

Email: magalie.bourblanc@cirad.fr or magalie.bourblanc@governanceinnovation.org