Margarita Balmaceda


Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University

Center Associate
energy and foreign policies
Current Project
Chains of Value, Chains of Power: Russian Energy, Value Chains and the Remaking of Social Relations from Vladivostok to Brussels
Foreign Language


, Politics
, Princeton University
Selected Publications

Living the High Life in Minsk: Russian Energy Rents, Domestic Populism and Belarus’ Impending Crisis (Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2014)

The Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013, paperback 2015).

Energy Dependency, Politics and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union: Russia’s Power, Oligarch’s Profits and Ukraine’s Missing Energy Policy, 1995-2006 (London and New York: Routledge, 2008; paperback: 2012).

“Differentiation, materiality, and power: Towards a political economy of fossil fuels,” Energy Research and Social Sciences Vol. 39 (2018) pp. 130-140.

“Energy Policy in Belarus: Authoritarian Resilience, Social Contracts,and Patronage in a Post-Soviet Environment,” Eurasian Geography and Economics Vol 55, Issue 4 (2014) pp. 514-536