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Eli Gateva

Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, Faculty of Social Sciences



Before joining Nottingham, Eli Gateva held academic posts at the University of Manchester, Queen Mary, University of London and University of York. Eli has been a visiting fellow at the LSEE - Centre for research on South Eastern Europe based at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Eli has been invited to give talks at conferences and policy workshops in London, Manchester, Brussels, Ghent Budapest and Bucharest. She has provided comment and opinion to broadcasting media outlets including BBC, Euronews, bTV and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. She has written blogs for European Policy and Politics blog at LSE and European Futures blog at the Edinburgh Europa Institute.

Eli occasionally tweets @eli_gateva

Expertise Summary

Her main research interests include Comparative European politics, European Union politics, democracy, rule of law, Europeanization, EU conditionality, EU Enlargement policy, Central and Eastern Europe and anti-corruption policies.

Eli has reviewed articles and books for Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Journal of Common Market Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, Public Administration, East European Politics and Societies, East European Politics and Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

Teaching Summary

Eli has taught on a wide range of modules in Comparative Politics, EU Politics and International Relations at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Research Summary

Eli's research interests include European Union politics, EU conditionality, EU enlargement policy democracy, Central and Eastern Europe and anti-corruption policies.

Eli has recently contributed to Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Her monograph European Union Enlargement Conditionality (Palgrave, Macmillan, 2015) explores the nature and evolution of EU enlargement conditionality. Eli's current research evaluates the effectiveness and limitations of EU conditionality in the areas of rule of law and anti-corruption policies focusing on Central and Eastern Europe.

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