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Antoaneta Dimitrova

Scientific director a.i./Professor Comparative Governance

Prof.dr. A.L. Dimitrova
+31 70 800 9415

Prof.dr. Antoaneta Dimitrova is professor of Comparative Governance at Leiden University - the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.

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Prof. dr. Antoaneta Dimitrova’s research has developed around the theme of governance transfer from the European Union to candidate states. Her previous research has focused on the role of the European Union in the transformations of the post-communist states of Central and Eastern Europe and the EU’s impact on reforms in governance in accession candidates and neighboring states. She investigates the effects of the promotion of rules and norms related to democracy, public administration reform or specific policies by the EU, IMF or other international organizations. 

Professor Dimitrova has published in leading European journals such as European Union Politics, the Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, and Democratization. She is the current Convener of the Steering Committee of the Standing Group on European Union (SGEU) of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) and founder and co-director of Central and Eastern European Studies Centre at Leiden University. 

Professor Antoaneta Dimitrova was the winner of the Casimir teaching prize in Leiden’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in 2010. At ISGA, she will contribute to the further development of the governance curriculum at the Bachelor and Master’s level, dealing with themes of governance transfer in a global context.

Between 2013 and 2016, Professor Dimitrova has been co-coordinator of the MAXCAP project (‘Maximizing the integration Capacity of the European Union: Lessons and Prospects for Enlargement and Beyond’), which investigated the political and economic effects of the EU’s 2004-2007 enlargement. Currently she is co-coordinator and Leiden team leader in the Horizon2020 EU-STRAT project: ‘The EU and Eastern partnership countries: An Inside-out analysis and strategic assessment’ (http://eu-strat.eu/).


Scientific director a.i./Professor Comparative Governance

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute Security and Global Affairs

Work address

Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room number 4.17



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