Eli’s main research interests cover EU enlargement policy, EU conditionality, Europeanisation, judicial reform and anti-corruption in Central and Southeast Europe. Eli’s monograph European Union Enlargement Conditionality (Palgrave, Macmillan, 2015) designs a rigorous conceptual framework for comparative analysis of EU enlargement conditionality and studies the development of EU enlargement conditionality across four different enlargement waves – the first (2004) and the second (2007) phase of the Eastern enlargement, the EU enlargement to Croatia (2013) and the ongoing enlargement round with Turkey and the Western Balkans.
Eli’s current research evaluates the limitations and the differential impact of EU conditionality applied to member states by focusing on the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) and Task Force for Greece (TFGR).
Before joining York, Eli Gateva held academic posts at the University of Manchester and Queen Mary, University of London. Her main research interests include EU conditionality, EU Enlargement policy, Europeanization and EU democratic governance. Her research has explored the nature, evolution and effectiveness of EU enlargement conditionality. Her most recent publication is European Union Enlargement Conditionality (Palgrave, Macmillan, 2015). Eli’s current research evaluates the limitations and implications of EU conditionality in the areas of judicial reform and anti-corruption policies focusing on Bulgaria, Romania and Greece.
Eli is a visiting fellow at the LSEE – Research on South Eastern Europe based at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Eli occasionally tweets @eli_gateva.