Valentina Baiamonte portrait


PhD Researcher in International Relations & Political Science
Areas of expertise
  • Environmental governance
  • Sustainable development
  • Impact evaluation
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Europe

PhD Thesis


Title: From Legitimacy to Credibility Strategies: An Analysis of Policy Diversity in Environmental Policy Networks

PhD Supervisor: James Hollway




Valentina studies environmental policy networks within the framework of the EU consultation regime, looking at how interest groups strategically mobilise to promote policy change and novelty as part of the EU climate change and energy policy-making process. In her thesis, she combines manual and automated text analysis, as well as network analysis to look at interest groups' strategies across coalitions. She was a PhD visiting fellow at the University of Konstanz between 2019 and 2020. Previously, she has worked for the UN and the NGO sector on sustainable finance and environmental impact assessment. She holds a Master in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs from the Ruffili School of Diplomacy (University of Bologna), and a Bachelor from Ca' Foscari (Venice) in Languages, Economics and Law of Eastern Asia.