Dr George Iordachescu

Dr George Iordachescu

George's current research project looks at the hidden dynamics of brown bear trafficking within Europe with the aim to transform policy and enforcement approaches to tackling IWT in the region.

The University of Sheffield

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George is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Department of Politics & IR of the University of Sheffield and he works on the Beastly Business project, which he co-designed with other team members. His research within the Beastly Business project looks at the hidden dynamics of brown bear trafficking within Europe with the aim to transform policy and enforcement approaches to tackling IWT in the region. He combines a long-standing focus on the political ecologies of eastern Europe with new research inspired by green criminology to understand the role of legitimate business in driving or sustaining the traffic in brown bears. He uses ethnographic fieldwork, environmental history and follow-the-policy methods to understand the development of green-collar crime, taking Romania and Slovakia as study cases.