Nikoleta Yordanova is Associate Professor in European Politics and Director of Studies at the Institute of Political Science.
Dr. Nikoleta Yordanova is Associate Professor in European Politics. She is also Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Center “Political Economy of Reforms” (SFB884), University of Mannheim, where she has served as Principal Investigator of the DFG-funded project Legislative Reforms and Party Competition since 2014.
Currently, Dr. Yordanova leads an international research consortium funded by the European NORFACE Network to complete the multi-disciplinary project Willingness and Capacity for EU Policy Action in Turbulent Times: Conflicts, Positions and Outcomes (EUINACTION).
She specialises in the study of European Union and comparative legislative politics. Her research focuses on political institutions, legislative behaviour, policy-making, delegation and compliance as well as policy reforms under coalition governments in European parliamentary democracies.
She studied political science at Jacobs University and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She received her PhD from the European University Institute (EUI) in 2010. Her doctoral thesis was recognised with the ECPR Duncan Black Award, the EUSA Best Dissertation Prize and the EUI’s François Mény PhD Prize. Before joining Leiden University’s Institute of Political Science, Nikoleta was Assistant Professor (Junior Professor) in European Politics at the University of Mannheim (2013-2019), where she was the Coordinator of the BA programme in Political Science. She was also Research Fellow at the University of Mannheim (2010-2012) and Research Collaborator at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) (2008-2009). She conducted part of her research at the European Parliament.
Her work has been published in European Union Politics, European Political Science Review, German Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, Public Policy and Administration, West European Politics as well as book chapters. She is the author of Organizing the European Parliament: The Role of Committees.
For her curriculum vitae and further information, please refer to her personal website:
You can also follow Nikoleta Yordanova on Twitter: @NYYordanova.
She teaches courses on the politics of policy-making, EU institutions and policies, challenges to European integration and Euroscepticism, and supervises research students in these and related fields.
Dr. Nikoleta Yordanova is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:
- European Integration
- EU institutions and policy-making processes
- Political institutions, parliaments and legislative behaviour
See more information on PhD positions:
- Yordanova N., Angelova M., Lehrer R., Osnabrügge M. & Renes S. (21 December 2020), Why EU member states should take heed of the sovereignty concerns of their citizens. EUROPP European Politics and Policy - LSE Blog [blog entry].
- Yordanova N., Angelova M., Lehrer R., Osnabrügge M. & Renes S. (2020), Swaying citizen support for EU membership: evidence from a survey experiment of German voters, EUR UNION POLIT 21(3): 429-450.
- Coen D., Guidi M., Yordanova N. & Héritier A. (2020), The Logic of Regulatory Venue Shopping: A Firm’s Perspective, Public Policy and Administration .
- Yordanova N. & Zhelyazkova A. (2020), Legislative Control over Executive Law-making: Delegation of Quasi-Legislative Powers to the European Commission, Journal of Common Market Studies 58(2): 345-364.
- Mühlböck M. & Yordanova N. (18 April 2019), So stimmen die Abgeordnete ab. Politikwissenschaftsblog der ÖGPW - Österreichische Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft auf DerStandard.at [blog entry].
- Yordanova N. (2019), Bulgaria: Neither a Protest nor a European Vote. In: De Sio L., Franklin M., Russo L. (Eds.) The European Parliament Elections of 2019. Rome: Luiss University Press. 97-102.
- Nanni F., Glavaš G., Ponzetto S. P., Tonelli, S., Conti N., Aker A., Aprosio A. P., Bleier A., Carlotti B., Gessler, T., Henrichsen T., Hovy D., Kahmann C., Karan M., Matsuo A., Menini S., Nguyen D., Niekler A., Posch L., Vegetti F., Waseem Z., Whyte T. & Yordanova N. (2018), Understanding Euroscepticism Through the Lens of Textual Data. Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Miyazaki, Japan.
- Yordanova N. (2018), Review of: Daniel W.T. (2015) Career Behaviour and the European Parliament: All Roads Lead Through Brussels?, Perspectives on Politics 16(3): 873-875.
- Yordanova N. (2018), Review of: Patrik Öhberg (2017) Ambitious Politicians: The Implications of Career Ambition in Representative Democracy, Perspectives on Politics 16(3): 873-875.
- Mühlböck M. & Yordanova N. (2017), When Legislators Choose not to Decide: Abstentions in the European Parliament, European Union Politics 8(2): 323-336.
- Steinert C. & Yordanova N. (2016), ”Alliance with the Enemy?” Why the CDU and the Greens Formed Their First Coalition in a Large German Federal State?, German Politics 25(1): 54-72.
- Yordanova N. (2015), Collusion in Bicameral EU Decision-making: The impact of early agreements on representation and committee influence in the European Parliament. In: Ferdinand M.-R., Casal Bertoa F. (Eds.) Party Politics And Democracy in Europe: Essays in Honor of Peter Mair. Abingdon/New York: Routledge. 178-193.
- Zhelyazkova A. & Yordanova N. (2015), Signalling ‘compliance’: The link between notified EU directive implementation and infringement cases, European Union Politics 16(3): 408-428.
- Yordanova N. & Mühlböck M. (2015), Tracing the selection bias in roll call votes: party group cohesion in the European Parliament, European Political Science Review 7(3): 373-399.
- Yordanova N. (2013), Organising the European Parliament: The Role of Committees and Their Legislative Influence. Colchester: ECPR Press.
- Yordanova N. (2012), Questions and Answers no. 4. London: The European Institute, UCL. [Working paper].
- Yordanova N. (2012), The Effect of Inter-institutional Rules on the Division of Power in the European Parliament. In: Naurin D., Rasmussen A. (Eds.) Dynamics of Change in the European Union.: Routledge.
- Yordanova N. (2011), Inter-institutional Rules and Division of Power in the European Parliament: Allocation of Consultation and Co-decision Reports, West European Politics 34(1): 97-121.
- Yordanova N. (2011), The European Parliament: In Need of a Theory, European Union Politics 12(4): 597-617.
- Yordanova N. (2009), The Rationale behind Committee Assignment in the European Parliament: Distributive, Informational and Partisan Perspectives, European Union Politics 10(2): 253-280.
- Yordanova N. (2006), Police Racial Profiling Practices in the US and the UK. In: Gounev P. (Ed.) Police Stops and Racial Profiling in Bulgaria. Sofia: Centre for the Study of Democracy. 52-80.
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