Following the stalemate produced by April's elections, Bulgaria has just gone to the polls for the second time this year. Ekaterina Rashkova-Gerbrands argues that these elections have resolved nothing, leaving Bulgaria in a dilemma
Millions of people no longer live in their countries of birth, and this can distort political representation, argues Ekaterina Rashkova-Gerbrands. If expats had been eligible to vote in recent Dutch parliamentary elections, we would have seen more support for innovative parties such as the D66 and Groen Links
Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, Utrecht University
Ekaterina has held positions at Leiden University and the University of Innsbruck.
During the 2015-2016 academic year she was a Junior EURIAS fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study (NIAS), where she worked on a research project studying the effect of electoral regulation on party competition.
Her research interests lie in understanding the behaviour of political actors and the strategies they employ, given the institutional framework and societal pressure in which they operate.
Currently, she is busy better understanding substantive representation and the extent to which parties operate abroad.
Her work has appeared in Comparative European Politics, International Political Science Review, Party Politics, Political Studies, Representation, and West European Politics as well as in several edited book volumes.