Dr Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan

Dr Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan

Dr Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan
Senior Lecturer in European Politics

1.04, 4 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
BS8 1TU
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n.perez-solorzano@bristol.ac.uk

Telephone Number (0117) 33 11076

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

Lecturer in Politics University of East Anglia, Norwich (2000-2006); Member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (2005-2006); Secretary of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (2005-2008); Lecturer in European Politics at Bristol (2006-2007); Senior Lecturer in European Politics since August 2007.

Research

I am currently working on the regulation of conflicts of interest by analysing whether it is conceptualised by international regulatory agencies as an issue of risk to be regulated (in order to ensure proper functioning government and economies) or rather as a ‘moral question’ of legitimacy.

Together with Professor Michelle Cini, I have recently written a piece on "How much of a threat does the “Brexit” referendum pose for the European Union?" OUPBlog and a commissioned publication on "The UK’s EU Referendum. The Background, the Vote, and the Impact" published by Oxford University Press.

I have previously worked on the involvement of civil society and interest groups in EU governance in the context of wider debates on participatory and deliberative democracy. I have written extensively on the impact of EU membership on civil society in the new member states from Central and Eastern Europe. I have worked on the impact of EU enlargement on the institutionalisation of civil society participation in the EU with a focus on the European Economic and Social Committee and the Social Dialogue and the European Union's new civil dialogue.

I welcome enquires from students interested in doctoral or post-doctoral research that coincides with my own research interests as well as wider aspects of European governance, civil society and democracy, EU enlargement and Brexit.

Teaching

My teaching interests are in European Union politics, civil society and global governance and comparative politics. I am particularly interested in motivating students and helping them develop an independent critical approach to the study of Politics. For this purpose I encourage students to work in small groups during seminars and to engage in problem-solving exercises. Similarly I try to make my lectures as interactive as possible by employing different types of media and encouraging students to reflect on contemporary events. I have been awarded teaching grants by the European Commission's Jean Monnet Programme and the University of East Anglia that rewarded excellence in teaching.  In my role as unit owner for the final year dissertation I convened the first dissertation conference in February 2010. I am the co-editor with Prof. Michelle Cini of one of the leading textbooks in EU Politics (published by Oxford University Press).

I currently convene the following units: Cooperation and Integration in Europe (at undegraduate level) and Global Civil Society and Europeanisation (at MSc level).  I have previously convened the final year Dissertation unit, Research Design in Political Science and Comparative European Politics

Fields of interest

European governance, civil society and democracy, lobbying regulation, Europeanisation and EU enlargement.



Key publications

  1. Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N & Smismans, S, 2012, ‘Representativeness, a tool to structure interest intermediation in the European Union?’. Journal of Common Market Studies, vol 50., pp. 403?421
  2. Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N & Smismans, S, 2012, ‘The EU and institutional change in industrial relations in the new Member States’. in: Stijn Smismans (eds) The European Union and Industrial Relations. New Procedures, New Context. Manchester University Press, pp. 116-138
  3. Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N & Smismans, S, 2008, ‘The European Economic and Social Committee after enlargement’. in: E Best, T Christiansen, P Settembri (eds) The Institutions of the Enlarged European Union: Continuity and Change. Edward Elgar, pp. 140-161
  4. Cini, MMC & Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N, 2013, ‘European Union Politics’. Oxford University Press, Oxford
  5. Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N & Smismans, S, 2010, ‘Commentary: Europeanization, the Third Sector and the Other Civil Society’. Journal of Civil Society, vol 6., pp. 75 - 80

Latest publications

  1. Cini, M & Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N, 2016, ‘The UK's EU Referendum: The Background, the Vote and the Impact’. Oxford University Press
  2. Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N & Cini, M, 2016, ‘European Union Politics’. Oxford University Press
  3. Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N & Garcia, AEJ, 2016, ‘Enlargement’. in: Michelle Cini, Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan (eds) European Union Politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 227
  4. Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N & Cini, M, 2016, ‘How much of a threat does the “Brexit” referendum pose for the European Union?’. Oxford University Press
  5. Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N, 2016, ‘Civil Society and EU Enlargement’. in: The Search for Europe: Contrasting Approaches. BBVA Open Mind, pp. 239-267

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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