I am a Professor in the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen, Norway. My research examines the role of stakeholder consultations and interest groups in EU politics and policymaking, the design and reform of lobbying regulatory schemes and the dynamics of Better Regulation politics.
In 2018 I was awarded a 5 years European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant entitled "CONSULTATIONEFFECTS - Effects of stakeholder consultation on inputs, processes and outcomes of executive policymaking." The project investigates stakeholder consultations as institutions of political participation and representation, and systematically studies their effects on policy inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes of executive policymaking in the EU Member States and the EU polity.
Before joining Bergen, I was Lecturer in politics at the University of Southampton (UK), Marie Curie Research Fellow at University College London (2014-16), Max Weber Fellow at the EUI (2013-14) and Fulbright-Schuman Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012-13).
I am a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (PhD 2012), Central European University (MA 2007) and University of Bucharest (BA 2006).
I currently serve on the editorial boards of the Journal of Politics and the European Journal of Political Research.
My recent articles are:
Adriana Bunea & Idunn Nørbech (2022) "Preserving the old or building the new? Reputation-building through strategic talk and engagement with stakeholder inputs by the European Commission". Journal of European Public Policy. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13501763.2022.2099450
Adriana Bunea, Raimondas Ibenskas & Florian Weiler (2022) "Interest group networks in the European Union". European Journal of Political Research.61(3): 718-739. https://ejpr.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1475-6765.12471
Raimondas Ibenskas & Adriana Bunea (2021) "Legislators, organizations and ties: understanding interest group recognition in the European Parliament." European Journal of Political Research. 60(3): 560-582. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12412
Adriana Bunea (2020) "Understanding the European Commission's use of politicisation in the negotiation of interinstitutional agreements: the role of consultations and issue framing." Journal of European Public Policy 27(3): 439-459. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13501763.2020.1712461
Adriana Bunea & Vlad Gross (2019) "Regulating Lobbying Through Voluntary Transparency Clubs: the Connoiseurs' Assessment. Evidence from the European Union." Public Administration. 97(4): 797-813.
Adriana Bunea (2019) "Regulating European Union lobbying: in whose interest?" Journal of European Public Policy. 26(11): 1579-1599.
Adriana Bunea (2018) "Legitimacy through targeted transparency? Regulatory effectiveness and sustainability of lobbying regulation in the European Union." European Journal of Political Research. 57(2): 378-403.
University of Bergen
Department of Comparative Politics
Christies Gate 15