Asya Zhelyazkova is a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Comparative and International Studies at ETH Zurich. She has recently completed her PhD dissertation entitled “Compliance under Controversy: Analysis of the Transposition of European Directives and their Provisions” at Utrecht University. She also holds an MSc degree in sociology and social research from Utrecht University and a BA degree in integrated social sciences from Jacobs University Bremen. Her research interests include policy implementation in diverse national and local contexts, compliance with EU law, Central and Eastern Europe, European integration, political polarization and conflict, formal and informal institutional rules, institutional change.
(2014) 'From selective integration into selective implementation: The link between differentiated integration and conformity with EU laws', European Journal of Political Research, 53(4): 727-746.
(2013) 'Complying with EU directives' requirements: the link between EU decision-making and the correct transposition of EU provisions', Journal of European Public Policy, 20(5): 702-721.
(2011) 'The Successful Transposition of European Provisions by Member States: Application to the Framework Equality Directive', Journal of European Public Policy 18(5): 690–708. Co-authored with R. Torenvlied.
(2009) 'The Time-Dependent Effect of Conflict in the Council on Delays in the Transposition of EU Directives', European Union Politics 10(1): 35–62. Co-authored with R. Torenvlied.