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Nora Leach

ESRC DTP PhD Student,

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Biography

Nora holds a BA in Politics and International Relations (First Class), a MA in International Security and Terrorism (with Distinction) and a MA in Social Science Research (with Distinction) from the University of Nottingham. She is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Politics and International Relations. Her doctoral project seeks to investigate the impact of European Union (EU) integration on the professionalisation of bureaucratic elites in post-communist Europe. Her research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Nora is fluent in English, Bulgarian, Russian and French and academically fluent in Spanish and Italian.

Expertise Summary

  • Public administration
  • Politicisation of bureaucracy
  • Islands of excellence
  • Democratisation (Central and Eastern Europe)
  • Europeanisation

Research Summary

Nora is currently working on her doctoral thesis, entitled 'From islands of excellence to state professionalisation: European integration and the management of bureaucratic elites in post-communist… read more

Current Research

Nora is currently working on her doctoral thesis, entitled 'From islands of excellence to state professionalisation: European integration and the management of bureaucratic elites in post-communist Europe'. Further details can be found here.

Supervisors:

Prof Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling

Dr Fernando Casal Bertoa

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