Dr. Petya Alexandrova

pic_alexandrovaDr. Petya Alexandrova

Address:    University of Hanover
                      Institute for Political Science
                      Schneiderberg 50
                      D-30167 Hannover
Phone:      +49 (0) 511 – 762 - 4917
E-Mail:     p.alexandrova [at] ipw.uni-hannover.de
Website: www.policyagendas.eu/petya-alexandrova

Office Hours: By appointment


Petya has taken a new job at the University of Oxford. Please contact her via the email on her personal website.

Curriculum Vitae
Petya Alexandrova is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Political Science, University of Hannover. She does research on policy agendas in the European Union (EU). Her scientific interests are within the areas of European and comparative politics, the dynamic relationship between different levels of governance (especially within the EU), agenda setting, political institutions, and policy design and analysis.

In September 2014, Petya defended her PhD at the University of Leiden with dissertation entitled “Agenda Setting in the European Council.” Between May 2010 and October 2014, she worked at the Montesquieu Institute and Leiden University, Campus The Hague. Earlier Petya completed a BA programme in International Politics and History at Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) and received her MA degree (with distinction) in Contemporary European Studies [Euromasters] from the European American University Consortium, after studying at the University of Bath (United Kingdom), Charles University Prague (the Czech Republic) and Humboldt University Berlin (Germany). Petya also followed the PhD training programme of the Netherlands Institute of Government between 2010 and 2014 and acquired additional skills in quantitative research methods at the University of Limerick (Ireland) in 2012.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Petya Alexandrova. Explaining Political Attention Allocation with the Help of Issue Character: Evidence from the European Council. Forthcoming in European Political Science Review.

Petya Alexandrova. Upsetting the Agenda: The Clout of Focusing Events in the European Council. Forthcoming in Journal of Public Policy.

Petya Alexandrova, Marcello Carammia, Arco Timmermans and Sebastiaan Princen. (2014). Measuring the European Council Agenda: Introducing a New Approach and Dataset. European Union Politics 15 (1): 152-167. Link.

Petya Alexandrova and Arco Timmermans. (2013). National Interest versus the Common Good: The Presidency in European Council Agenda Setting. European Journal of Political Research 52 (3): 316-338. Link.

Anne Rasmussen and Petya Alexandrova. (2012). Foreign Interests Lobbying Brussels: Participation of non-EU members in Commission Consultations. Journal of Common Market Studies 50 (4): 614-631. Link.

Petya Alexandrova, Marcello Carammia and Arco Timmermans. (2012). Policy Punctuations and Issue Diversity on the European Council Agenda. Policy Studies Journal 40 (1): 69-88. Link.

Petya Alexandrova, Gert-Jan Lindeboom and Anne Rasmussen. (2011). International Interests in Brussels: Involvement of Asian Actors in EU Policy-Making in Comparative Perspective. Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies 3 (2): 33-49. Link.

Book Chapters

Petya Alexandrova and Arco Timmermans. (2014). Agenda Dynamics on Energy Policy in the EU. In Jale Tosun, Sophie Biesenbender and Kai Schulze (eds.) Energy Policy Making in the EU: Building the Agenda. Forthcoming with Springer.

Petya Alexandrova, Marcello Carammia and Arco Timmermans. (2014). EU High Politics: The Policy Agenda of the European Council, 1975-2010. In François Foret and Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer (eds.) The European Council and European Governance. The Commanding Heights of the EU. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 53-72. (peer-reviewed)

General-Public-Oriented Publications

Marcello Carammia, Arco Timmermans, Sebastiaan Princen and Petya Alexandrova. (2012). Analyzing the Policy Agenda of the European Council. Perspectives on Europe 42 (2): 41-46. Link.

Petya Alexandrova. (2012). Saving Europe’s Economy Further via the Single Market and Higher Employment: The European Council’s Agenda in 2012. Montesquieu Institute Analysis. Link.

Arco Timmermans and Petya Alexandrova. (2011). Comparing Policy Agendas in Europe and North America. Perspectives on Europe 41 (2): 61-66. Link.

Petya Alexandrova and Jacqueline Gray. (2011). The 2011 European Council Agenda: Fighting Old and New Crises. Montesquieu Institute Analysis. Link.

Petya Alexandrova. (2010). What Was Europe Busy Discussing in 2010? Unravelling the European Council’s Conclusions. Montesquieu Institute Analysis. Link.