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Irina Ciornei

Irina Ciornei

Ramón y Cajal Assistant Professor

Biography

Irina Ciornei was previously Marie-Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow at IBEI with the project "The missing pillar. European social policy and Eurosceptic challenges" (SOCIALEU) where she investigated the relationship between supranational social policy and Euroscepticism based on an original methodology that combines qualitative inquiry and experimental research.

Irina's work focuses on topics related to European politics, immigrant incorporation and public policy implementation.

Irina holds a PhD in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Previously, she was also Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bern. In her previous work she dealt with the transnationalisation of party politics, emigrant political participation and governance of morality policies. She published her work in the Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics and Party Politics.

Background and education

  • (2014) PhD, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Awards

  • 2022. The Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize for the joint article 'Political parties and Muslims in Europe: the regulation of Islam in public education'. Link
  • 2019. MSCA Individual Fellowship

Research

Research interests

  • Migration
  • Governance and policy implementation
  • European politics and policy-making

Research projects

Selected publications

  • Ciornei, Irina; Euchner, Eva-Maria; Preisner, Michalina; Yesil, Ilay

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    2022.Regulatory intermediaries and value conflicts in policy implementation: Religious organizations and life-and-death policies in Belgium.Regulation & Governance,Link
  • Ciornei, Irina; Euchner, Eva-Maria; Yesil, Ilay

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    2022.Political parties and Muslims in Europe: the regulation of Islam in public education.West European Politics,LinkLogo open access
  • Ciornei, Irina; Ross, Malcolm G

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    2021.Solidarity in Europe: from crisis to policy?.Acta Politica,56:209–219LinkLogo open access
  • Ciornei, Irina; Recchi, Ettore

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    2020.Los efectos de la inmigración en la movilidad social en la Unión Europea: ¿frena o acelera?.In:

    Sandra Isabel Fachelli Oliva (ed)

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    Perspectivas y límites en el estudio de la desigualdad social: Movilidad social y clases sociales en tiempos de crisis.Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas (CIS).Link
  • Ciornei, Irina; Østergaard-Nielsen, Eva

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    2020.Transnational turnout. Determinants of emigrant voting in home country elections.Political Geography,Vol. 78, AprilLink
  • Ciornei, IrinaApaydin, Fulya; Poetzschke, Steffen; Braun, Michael

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    2019.Methodological Appendix.In:

    Recchi E. et al (eds)

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    Everyday Europe: Social Transnationalism in an Unsettled Continent.London:Policy Press.Link
  • Østergaard-Nielsen, Eva; Ciornei, Irina; Lafleur, Jean-Michel

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    2019.Why do parties support emigrant voting rights?.European Political Science Review,11(3):377-394Link
  • Barbulescu, Roxana; Ciornei, Irina; Varela, Albert

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    2019.Understanding Romanians' Cross-border Mobility in Europe: Movers, Stayers and Returnees.In:

    Recchi E. et al (eds)

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    Everyday Europe: Social Transnationalism in an Unsettled Continent.Polity Press,pp: 195-225.Link
  • Østergaard-Nielsen, Eva; Ciornei, Irina

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    2019.Political parties and the transnational mobilization of the emigrant vote.West European Politics,42(3):618-644LinkLogo open access
  • Ciornei, Irina; Apaydin, FulyaDíez Medrano, Juan

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    2019.Explaining Solidarity in the European Union.In:

    Recchi E. et al (eds)

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    Everyday Europe: Social Transnationalism in an Unsettled Continent.London:Policy Press.Link
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