Dr Gabriela Borz

Senior Lecturer


Personal statement

I joined the School of Government and Public Policy as a Lecturer in September 2013. Previously I was a post-doctoral research fellow in an ESRC project analysing political representation in the European Union at University of Aberdeen. I received my MA and PhD in Political Science in 2009 from the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Before that, I was a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Bradford, and held research and visiting fellowships at the University of Birmingham and Northwestern University.


The impact of EU Cohesion Policy on European identity : a comparative analysis of EU regions
Borz Gabriela, Brandenburg Heinz, Mendez Carlos
European Union Politics Vol 23, pp. 259-281 (2022)
The impact of legislative reforms on party system change
Borz Gabriela, Jiglau George
Studia Politica: Romanian Political Science Review Vol XXI, pp. 461-485 (2021)
Old party, new party? How to organise for electoral success across diaspora
Borz Gabriela
PS: Political Science & Politics Vol 54, pp. 118-119 (2021)
Political parties and diaspora : a case study of Romanian parties' involvement abroad
Borz Gabriela
Parliamentary Affairs Vol 73, pp. 901-917 (2020)
Organizational and ideological strategies for nationalization : evidence from European parties
Borz Gabriela, de Miguel Carolina
British Journal of Political Science Vol 49, pp. 1499-1526 (2019)
Combating corruption in Europe : a stimulus-response approach
Borz Gabriela
European Political Science Vol 18, pp. 217-233 (2019)

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I currently coordinate and contribute to teaching in the following courses:


  • L2102 - Politics: Concepts
  • L2203 - Politics: Government and Governance
  • L2204 - Comparative Politics


  • L2914 - European Governance

Research interests

My main research interests relate to:

  • Comparative Government
  • Parties and Party Systems
  • Political Representation
  • Constitutionalism
  • European Union Politics
  • Quantitative Methods

I am currently engaged in projects about: 1) Comparative party factionalism in Europe using expert surveys. The project enquires into types of factionalism and links them with the external institutional and internal organisational settings in which parties operate; 2) The justifications for regulating political parties in constitutions by analysing constitutional amendments and making use of the database developed by the Party Law in Modern Europe project; 3) Misrepresentation in Europe, policy responses to corruption and the efficiency of EU post conditionality.


The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification (COHESIFY) H2020 SC6 Europe in a Changing World
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Borz, Gabriela (Co-investigator) Brandenburg, Heinz (Co-investigator) Ferry, Martin (Co-investigator) McMaster, Irene (Co-investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator) Van Der Zwet, Arno (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2018

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