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.


Combating corruption in Europe : a stimulus-response approach
Borz Gabriela
European Political Science Vol 18, pp. 217-233 (2019)
European elections 2019 - the Romanian story
Borz Gabriela
Euroflections (2019) (2019)
The Impact of EU Cohesion Policy on European Identity : Results from the COHESIFY Citizen Survey
Borz Gabriela, Brandenburg Heinz, Mendez Carlos
COHESIFY Research Paper COHESIFY Research Paper, No. 14 (2018)
Contemporary trends in party organization : revisiting intra-party democracy
Borz Gabriela, Janda Kenneth
Party Politics, pp. 1-6 (2018)
Organizational and ideological strategies for nationalization : evidence from European parties
Borz Gabriela, de Miguel Carolina
British Journal of Political Science, pp. 1 (2017)
Representation through the eyes of the voter : a cost-benefit analysis of European integration
Borz Gabriela
Italian Political Science Review Vol 46, pp. 175-197 (2016)

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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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