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Antoaneta Dimitrova

Associate Professor

Name
Dr. A.L. Dimitrova
Telephone
+31 70 800 9415
E-mail
a.l.dimitrova@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

Dr. Antoaneta Dimitrova is Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Administration and coordinator of the Master’s Programme in Public Administration. Antoaneta Dimitrova is one of the directors of the Central and East European Studies Centre (CEES).

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Dr. Antoaneta Dimitrova is Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Administration and coordinator of the Master’s Programme in Public Administration. Antoaneta Dimitrova is one of the directors of the Central and East European Studies Centre (CEES).

She is co-coordinator of the EU funded projects MAXCAP (Maximizing the integration Capacity of the European Union: Lessons and Prospects for Enlargement and Beyond) and EU-STRAT (The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries:An Inside-out Analysis and Strategic Assessment).

Antoaneta Dimitrova has been working in the Institute of Public Administration since 1999.  She has lectured on European Union institutions and policies and conducted research on EU decision making, implementation of EU directives, enlargement and institutional reform in Central and Eastern Europe.  She has taught a range of courses addressing the relationship between national authorities and European institutions as well as other forms of international governance.  In 2010, she was winner of the Casimir prize (link to the jury report) for best lecturer of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Leiden University. She has been involved, as applicant and co-coordinator, in the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence uniting Leiden University’s EU scholars, the Institute for International relations Clingendael and the Hague University of Applied Sciences.  Since 2013, Antoaneta Dimitrova is a member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR standing group on the European Union. She is also a member of the editorial boards of the journals European Politics and Society (Taylor and Francis) and Research and Politics (Sage).

The main themes of her research and teaching are, among others:

  • the creation, persistence and change of public institutions;
  • democratization and institutional design in transitional settings;
  • decision making and implementation in a multi-level governance setting and especially in the context of the European Union;
  • European Union enlargement, conditionality and modes of integration with its neighbours;
  • Implementation of EU rules in national administrations
  • Cultural heritage policies in the European Union and their implementation.

Education

International Organizations and Good Governance

Building Democratic Institutions

Research

Antoaneta Dimitrova’s research and teaching interests include democratization, institutional change and democratic and administrative aspects of reform in the European Union and Central and Eastern Europe. She has published in leading European journals such as European Union Politics, West European Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, Democratization, Europe-Asia studies and others. Current themes in her research are various aspects of institutional and state transformation in the setting of the post communist states of Central and Eastern Europe. The role of the EU in inducing reform in neighbours and candidate states continues to be a key theme in her research as well, conducted in the framework of the research consortium working on the project  ‘Maximizing the integration Capacity of the European Union: Lessons and Prospects for Enlargement and Beyond’ ( MAXCAP).

MAXCAP is funded under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework for Research, Innovation and Development, Project number 320115.

The project investigates the political and economic effects of the 2004-2007 enlargement, the strategies the EU developed to cope with the political, social and economic challenges accompanying it, and the lessons for current and future enlargements and the neighbourhood policy. (more about MAXCAP here)

 

News

From 2015, Antoaneta Dimitrova is participating in the Central and Eastern European Studies Centre, an interdisciplinary research network of Leiden University scholars ( www.CEES.center). She is one of the three founding members and Directors of the Centre.

From May 2016, Antoaneta will be leading the Leiden team to start research under the HORIZON funded project EU-STRAT: The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-out Analysis and Strategic Assessment.

Interview with MAXCAP researchers on the occasion of the launch of the European Union neighbourhood policy 

Dimitrova, A. ‘Dealing with Turkey After Ukraine: Why the EU should let the enlargement approach go’ IAI GTE Commentary no. 15, 3 October 2014.

MAXCAP’s newsletter: Editorial 

Associate Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Instituut Bestuurskunde

Work address

Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag
Room number 4.108

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