Magalie Bourblanc


Current Position



Short Bio 

Magalie is trained in Political Science with a MSocSci from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (DEA sociologie politique, 2001) and a PhD from both SciencesPo Paris, France (PhD Political Science, 2007) and the Radboud Universiteit-Nijmegen, The Netherlands (PhD Management Science, 2007). Her doctoral thesis adopted a public policy instrumentation approach to study public programmes dealing with non-point source pollution coming from agriculture: "Politiques de reconquête de la qualité de l’eau face aux pollutions agricoles : changement et stabilité dans les arrangements institutionnels en Côtes-d’Armor et dans le Noord-Brabant" (Silver Medal Award, Académie d'Agriculture de France, 2009; qualifiée au CNU, section 04 et section 19). In the past, she has been Visiting Researcher in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005-2006) and Visiting Scholar in Elinor Ostrom's seminar on Political theory and Policy Analysis, University of Indiana-Bloomington (Fall semester 2006). Before joining CIRAD in 2009, Magalie completed a Post-Doc at the French Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Based at the Centre Alexandre Koyré-Paris, she worked on the socio-technical construction of indicators to assess the ecological status of water bodies within the European Water Framework Directive.   

Scientific Interests 


Research Projects



PhD Supervision




Professional Membership and Responsibilities

International Political Science Association (IPSA, RC 11 Science and Politics); Association Française de Science Politique (AFSP); European Sociological Association (ESA, RN 12 Environment and Society)

Co-leader (with Ward Anseeuw) of the DP PP&G (Dispositif de Recherche et d'enseignement en partenariat -Public Policy & Governance in Southern Africa); member of CAP (Controversy and Public Policy) and OGEA (Outils et Gouvernance de l'Eau et de l'Assainissement) teams within UMR G-EAU 

Contact and Postal Address 

Department of agricultural economics and rural development - University of Pretoria

Private Bag x 20 - Hatfield 0028 Pretoria, South Africa

Phone :+27 (0)12 4205228

Fax :+ 27 (0)12 420 4958

Email : magalie.bourblanc[at]



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