Herranz Surralles, A (Anna)


Anna Herranz-Surrallés' research concentrates on EU external energy policy and global energy governance, with a focus on the relationship between energy, security and democracy. Some of her recent work has examined the emergence of EU energy diplomacy, the politicization of energy investments and infrastructure, or the changing paradigms and practices of energy cooperation in the EU’s relations with neighbouring countries.

Anna is currently working on a recently-awarded NWO-Aspasia project on "Dangerous Assets?: Foreign Investment Governance in times of De-globalization", focusing on the social construction of foreign investment as a threat to national security. 

Her broader research interests include the practices of legitimation and democratic control of foreign economic and security policies, the international promotion and diffusion of policy ideas, as well as theories and methods of discourse analysis.

Anna's work has appeared in journals such as West European PoliticsJournal of Common Market Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Cooperation & Conflict, Journal of European Integration, or Journal of European Public Policy

Anna Herranz-Surrallés is also visiting professor at the College of Europe (Natolin Campus); member of the international advisory board of the International Spectator, and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Political Science.

Google Scholar website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=73pV5jEAAAAJ&hl=es 

For a selection of publications, please see below:




  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. and Solorio, I. (2022) “Energy and Climate Crises”, in: P. Graziano and J. Tosun (eds.) Encyclopaedia of European Union Public Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (forthcoming).
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2020) “The Energy Charter Treaty: Old and New Dilemmas in Global Energy Governance”, in: M. Knodt and J. Kemmerzell (eds.) Handbook of Energy Governance in Europe, Berlin: Springer
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2018) “The European Energy Security Strategy: Testing the Limits of Solidarity”, in: S. Economides and J. Sperling (eds.) EU Security Strategies. Extending the EU System of Security Governance, London: Routledge, pp. 202-219.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2016) "An Upstream Battle: The EU and the Reform of the Energy Charter Treaty", in: E. Barbé, O. Costa and R. Kissack (eds.) EU Policy Responses to Shifting Multilateral System, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 49-66.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2016) "Energy as the leading light of the revised ENP? The limits of the EU's functionalist extension", in:T. Schumacher and D. Bouris (Eds.) The Revised European  Neighbourhood  Policy  –  Continuity  and  Change  in  EU  Foreign  Policy,  Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 241-266.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2015) “European External Energy Policy: Governance, Diplomacy and Sustainability”, in A.K. Aarstad, E. Drieskens, K.E Jørgensen, K. Laatikainen and B. Tonra (eds.) Sage Handbook of European Foreign Policy, London: Sage, pp. 911-925.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2014) "La UE en la fragmentaria gobernanza global de la energía", in: E. Barbé (Ed.)  La UE en las Relaciones Internacionales, Madrid: Tecnos, pp. 150-173.
  • Barbé, E., Herranz-Surrallés, A., Natorski, M. (2014) “Model, Player or Instrument for Global Governance: The Discourse and Practice of Metaphors in EU Foreign Policy”, in C. Carta and J.F. Morin (eds.) Making Sense of Diversity: EU's Foreign Policy through the Lenses of Discourse Analysis, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 111-131.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2012) “La UE y el Tratado de la Carta Energética: la política energética europea en el limbo de la (in)coherencia”, in: E. Barbé (ed.) Cambio mundial y gobernanza global: La interacción entre la Unión Europea y las instituciones internacionales, Madrid: Tecnos.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. and Natorski, M. (2012) “The European energy policy towards Eastern neighbours: rebalancing priorities or changing paradigms”, in: Morata, F. and Solorio, I. (Eds) European Energy Policy: The environmental dimension, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 179-203.
  • Barbé, E., Costa, O., Herranz-Surrallés, A. and Natorski, M. (2010) “Which rules shape EU's external governance? The patterns of rule selection in foreign and security policies”, in: Lavenex, S. and Schimmelfennig, F. (Eds.) EU External Governance: Projecting EU Rules beyond Membership, London: Routledge.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2010) “Más allá de la europeización: Modelos de convergencia entre la unión europea y sus vecinos”, in: E. Barbé (Ed.) La Unión Europea más allá de sus fronteras ¿Hacia la transformación del Mediterráneo y Europa oriental?, Madrid: Tecnos, pp. 21-27.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. and Zapater, E. (2010) “A toda luz y a medio gas: Relaciones energéticas entre la Unión Europea y su entorno próximo”, in: E. Barbé (Ed.) La Unión Europea más allá de sus fronteras ¿Hacia la transformación del Mediterráneo y Europa oriental?, Madrid: Tecnos, pp. 61-84.
  • Barbé, E. and Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2008) “The power and practice of the European Parliament in security policies”, in: D. Peters, W. Wagner and N. Deitelhoff (eds.), The Parliamentary Control of European Security Policy, Oslo: ARENA Centre for European Studies, 2008, pp. 77-108.
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. (2005) “The Interparliamentary Delegations of the European Parliament: National and European Interests at work”, in: E. Barbé and A. Herranz (Eds.) The Role of Parliaments in European Foreign Policy: Debating on Accountability and Legitimacy, Barcelona: Office of the European Parliament, pp. 77-106.


OTHER PUBLICATIONS (reports, articles in popular science journals, on-line publications):

Career History

Anna Herranz-Surrallés is Associate Professor in International Relations at the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University. She joined Maastricht University in 2012 as a lecturer and Marie Curie researcher. In previous appointments, Anna was Juan de la Cierva post-doctoral researcher at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and held visiting fellowships at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Aberystwyth University, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and the Department of Political Science of Copenhagen University. Anna obtained her PhD in International Relations and European Integration from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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Associate Professor of International Relations

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