Dr Claire Gordon


Head of LSE Teaching and Learning Centre

Claire Gordon

Dr Gordon has been working as a Teaching Fellow in East European Politics at the European Institute of LSE since 2003 and prior to that as a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Government.

She holds a MSc from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham and a D.Phil from St Antony’s College, Oxford University on 'The Politics of Economic Policy-Making in the Soviet Union from 1988-1991'.

Her research interests include the EU’s eastward enlargement, minority policy and the role of conditionality; conflict management in post-communist states and the role of international organisations; and processes of democratisation in Central and Eastern Europe.

From 2007-2009 she was a member of the LSE research team of the EU Framework VI project ‘Human and Minority Rights in the Life Cycle of Ethnic Conflicts’ and in 2010-2011 she was member of the core team and one of the authors of the report that LSE Enterprise delivered to the European Parliament on Roma inclusion titled Measures to promoted the situation of Roma EU citizens in the European Union. She has recently been a co-lead research on projects for European Training Foundation and the Committee of the Regions.

Her publications include: The Stabilisation and Association Process in the Western Balkans: an effective instrument of post-conflict management? (2009), EU Conditionality and the Protection of Minorities in the Post-Communist Region (2009) European Yearbook of Minority Issues; The EU and the Western Balkans: SAP as an instrument of regional stabilisation (in Talani, Leila S, (ed.) EU and the Balkans: policies of integration and disintegration).

She is a member of the non-resident Senior Research Associate Network at the European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg and a member of the Steering Board of the Regional Research Promotion Programme for the Western Balkans at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.


Expertise: East European politics; minority policy; role of conditionality


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