Background and activities

My research focuses on conceptualizing and accounting for the emergence, transformation, and instability of hydrocarbon production networks in the global economy. I am particularly interested in the role of nation-states in constituting the conditions for stability and change in hydrocarbon production networks.

I am currently involved as a co-investigator in a Norwegian Research Council-funded project entitled "At the Crossroad between Green and Black: The Role of Oil and Gas in Norwegian Sustainability Transition Research & Innovation". The “GreenBlack” project investigates how different types and sources of research financing and joint industry-academic activity contribute to either reproducing the incumbency of the oil and gas sector in Norway, promoting sustainable transitions, or both.

In addition to the GreenBlack Project I am also involved in the UK Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) funded project: Fraying Ties? Networks, Territory and Transformation in the UK Oil Sector project. The project will undertake the first systematic analysis of the evolution and ongoing transformation of the UK’s strategic position in global oil production networks. Findings from the project will foster greater understanding of the trajectories and consequences of transformation in the UK oil sector at a key moment in its evolution.

I have previously received a PhD in Geography at the Department of Geography, NTNU. My PhD research studied the changing political-economy of global natural gas trade and the implications for energy development in Southeast Asia. Specifically, I studied the evolution of relationships between liquefied natural gas (LNG) production networks, financial markets, and the regulatory capacity of nation-states over natural gas markets. Based on empirical case studies in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, I found that while the political-economy of natural gas is evolving, there are several contradictions and uncertainties that point to instabilities in global markets that are consequential for long-term investments in natural gas infrastructure, particularly in Southeast Asia.


Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Dodge, Alexander S.. (2021) From Resource Peripheries to Emerging Markets: Reconfiguring Positionalities in Global Production Networks. Resource Peripheries in the Global Economy: Networks, Scales, and Places of Extraction.


  • Dodge, Alexander Steven. (2020) Reassembling Liquified Natural Gas Production Networks: The globalization of gas markets and the implication for energy development and politics in Southeast Asia. 2020. ISBN 978-82-326-4375-2.