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Tomas Maltby

Lecturer in International Politics 

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Department of Political Economy
Room S2.09
Strand Building
Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS

Phone: +44 (0)20 7848 7322

Office Hours: By appointment

Dr Tomas Maltby is a Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Political Economy. He is also Deputy BA/BSc Politics Programme Director. He works primarily on issues related to EU politics and energy policy. Tomas completed his BA in International Relations at Leicester University before moving to Sheffield University to undertake an MA in Research Methods in Politics and International Relations. He did his PhD at Manchester University and worked as a Research Associate there before starting work at King’s College London in September 2014.  Tomas has also taught at the Institute of European Studies, part of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 

Research Interests 

Tomas’ research focuses primarily on energy policy. In particular this has explored the development of energy policy, at the European and nation state level. This has included looking at the extent to which newer EU member states have attempted and succeeded in shaping the development of the EU's energy security policy. Related research has focused on the securitisation of energy policy, EU agenda-setting, EU-Russia relations and the development of renewable energy policy in Eastern Europe. 


  • World Politics Since 1945 (1st year undergraduate)
  • The International Politics of Energy (2nd year undergraduate)
  • Global Power Europe (3rd year undergraduate)


Journal Articles:

Maltby, T. and Judge, A. (forthcoming, 2017) ‘European Energy Union? Caught between securitisation and ‘riskification’’ with Judge, A. European Journal of International Security, 2(2). 

Maltby, T. with Bouzarovski, S., Tirado Herrero, S., Petrova, S., Frankowski, J. and Matoušek, R. (2017) ‘Multiple transformations: conceptualizing energy vulnerability as a socio-spatial formation’, Geografiska Annaler B. online first.

Maltby, T. and Bocquillon, P. (2017) ‘The more the merrier? Assessing the impact of enlargement on European energy and climate change policies’, East European Politics, 33(1): 88-105.

Maltby, T., Judge, A. and Sharples, J. D. (2016) ‘Challenging Reductionism in Analyses of EU-Russia Energy Relations’, Geopolitics, 21(4): 751-762.

Maltby, T. and Khrushcheva, O. (2016) ‘The future of EU-Russia energy relations: In the context of decarbonisation and renewables’, Geopolitics, 21(4): 799-830 

Maltby, T. (2015) ‘Between amity, enmity and Europeanisation: EU Energy security policy and the example of Bulgaria’s Russian energy dependence’, Europe-Asia Studies, 67(5): 809-830.

Maltby, T. and Hiteva, R. (2014) ‘Standing in the way by standing in the middle: The case of state-owned natural gas intermediaries in Bulgaria’, Geoforum 54: 120-131. 

Maltby, T. (2013) ‘European Union energy policy integration: A case of European Commission policy entrepreneurship’, Energy Policy 55: 435-444. 

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