Herranz Surralles, A (Anna)


Anna Herranz-Surrallés is Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University. Her 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 focused on 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. 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. Her work has appeared in journals such as West European PoliticsJournal of Common Market Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Cooperation & Conflict or Journal of European Public Policy.


Anna obtained her PhD in International Relations and European Integration from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has been Marie Curie researcher at Maastricht University, Juan de la Cierva researcher at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and has 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.


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For a selection of publications, please see below:






  • 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.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2010) “La Presidencia española ante el papel reforzado del Parlamento Europeo en política exterior: el nuevo rol de mediación interinstitucional”, in: E. Barbé (Ed.) Hacia un nuevo modelo de Presidencias rotatorias del Consejo de la UE, Barcelona: Institut Universitari d'Estudis Europeus, pp. 41-48.
  • 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. (2007) “La política de vecindad de la Unión Europea: ¿Un nuevo modelo de gobernanza exterior?”, Anuario Internacional CIDOB 2006, Barcelona: CIDOB, pp. 269-275.
  • 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, book reviews, on-line publications):

  • Wagner, W., Herranz-Surrallés, A., Kaarbo, J., Ostermann, F. (2016) “Politicization, party politics and military missions. Deployment Votes in Germany, Spain, France and the United Kingdom”, WZB Working Paper, Berlin: Berlin Social Science Centre.
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. (2014) "The Politics of Energy and Memory between the Baltic States and Russia, by A. Grigas (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), xiv+206pp", Journal of Common Market Studies, 52:2, p. 439.
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. (2014) Parliamentary Oversight of EU Foreign and Security Policy: Moving Beyond the Patchwork?, ISPI Analysis No. 230, Milan: Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale, pp. 1-10.
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. (2011) The contested ‘parlamentarisation’ of EU Foreign and Security Policy: the Role of the European Parliament following the Treaty of Lisbon, PRIF Report No. 104, Frankfurt am Main: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, pp. 1-36.
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. (2011) “Les presidències rotatòries de la UE: del lideratge a la mediació”, Àmbits, 46, pp. 30-34.
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. (2011) “Schengen: xenofòbia a l’alça, llibertats a la baixa”, Eines, 15, pp. 12-13.
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. (2011) “Reconciliar Diplomàcia i Democràcia”, Eines, 14, pp. 12-13.
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. (2009) “La Unió Europea al món: avenços, límits i alguns mites de la política exterior europea”, Eines, 8, pp. 137-152.
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. (2008) “The Spanish Congress and European Security Policy: How much parliamentary control?” in: E. Barbé (Ed.) Spain in Europe, Europe in Spain 2004-2008, Monographic Publication of the Observatory of European Foreign Policy, No. 09/2004, website of IUEE (2008) (with E. Barbé)
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. “Europeanisation, Internationalisation and Coordination in the Proximity of the EU”, CFSP Forum, 6: 1, pp. 1-5.
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. (2007) “Helene Sjursen (ed.) Questioning the EU enlargement. Europe in search of identity. New York and London: Routledge, 2006. 234 p.”, Cooperation & Conflict, 42:4, 497-498.
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. and Mestres, L. (2006) “El Tratado Constitucional Europeo tras un año de reflexión: desenlaces posibles, probables y deseables para España y la UE”, Memorando OPEX, 11, website of the Fundación Alternativas
  • Herranz-Surrallés. A. (2005) “Les conseqüències exteriors de la crisi interna de la Unió Europea”, DCIDOB, 95, pp. 14-17.

Additional roles & tasks

Assistant Professor of International Relations