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Contact Details

Room: NW802c
Phone: 0121 204 3104
Email: p.rozbicka@aston.ac.uk

Biography

Dr Rozbicka joined the department in 2015, having previously worked as a post-doc and lecturer at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Prior to coming to the United Kingdom, dr Rozbicka held appointments at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, visiting researcher post at the Institute of European Studies,  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and finished her PhD at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Dr Rozbicka's research agenda focuses on two main topics. The main area of research circulates around participation of interest groups in the European and national policy-making and transposition processes; which includes questions like: How influential are interest groups in the politics? Access routes for lobbyists and their effectiveness? And, regulation of interest groups access to policy-makers. The second strand of research focuses on the regulation of the live music industry in the UK and EU. The main issues there are: influence of Brexit on the live music industry and stakeholders participation in the regulation.  Next to these, she works on: environmental policy-making and migration policy studies.

Research Interests

Participation of interest groups in the European and national policy-making. In particular: How influential are interest groups in the politics? Access routes for lobbyists and their effectiveness?

Regulation of the live music industry in the UK and EU. Rsearch questions: influence of Brexit and Covid19 on the live music industry and stakeholders participation in the regulation, global shifts in the music economy and their localised impact.

Next to these, a broad research interest in: environmental policy-making and migration studies.

Teaching Activity

LP3116 Interest groups and lobbying

LPM108 Governance of Global Problems

LPM109 Interest groups and lobbying in the Multilevel Context

LP3114/LPM116 Negotiation skills: EuroSim and UN Model

Qualifications

Ph.D., Political and Social Sciences, 2011, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

M.Res., Political and Social Sciences, 2007, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

M.A., Analysing Europe, 2006, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands

B.A., International Relations, 2005, Centre for European Studies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Research Projects/Collaborations

Birmingham Live Music Project https://livemusicresearch.org/birmingham-live-music-project/

#IR_Aesthetics http://www.aston.ac.uk/lss/research/research-centres/aston-centre-europe/research-areas/projects-grants/ir-and-aesthetics/ 

Comparative Interest Group Survey http://www.cigsurvey.eu/

INTEREURO http://www.intereuro.eu/public/

EUandI http://www.eui.eu/Projects/EUDO/EUandI/Index.aspx

EU Profiler http://www.eui.eu/Projects/EUDO/Research/EUProfiler.aspx

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

EuroSim European Associate Director

Jan 2018Mar 2021

Keywords

  • JA Political science (General)
  • JN101 Great Britain

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