Dr Patrycja 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: E-democracy and environmental policy-making.
Areas of Expertise (7)
Regulation of Live Music
Live Music Industry
Interest Groups in Policy-Making
Innovations in Teaching Politics (Group) Award (professional)
European University Institute: PhD, Political and Social Sciences 2011
European University Institute: MRes, Political and Social Sciences 2007
Maastricht University: MA, Analysing Europe 2006
University of Warsaw: BA, International Relations 2005
- ECPR : Member
Media Appearances (5)
Anger at revelation arts venues in region have received lowest support in the whole country
Express & Star online
Dr Patrycja Rozbicka said: “As anticipated, across all 28 music organisations to receive a CRF award in Birmingham, only a few are venues or organisations which have a dedicated and primary focus on live music.
Boris’s rule of six could sound ‘death knell’ for live music sector warn experts
Dr Patrycja Rozbicka, project lead for BLMP, told Express.co.uk: “We have already previously estimated that with various degrees of restrictions on social gatherings, the capacity of live events across the region dropped to 1/3 of its pre-COVID capacity.
Brexit impact on music industry detailed in new study
Government Europa online
Dr Patrycja Rozbicka, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University who led the report, said: “By bringing a variety of stakeholders together, we aimed to explore the way Brexit is likely to impact everything from the thousands of people who follow and support the live music industry, through to the musicians themselves and the regional authorities that legislate and administrate for cultural economies. This report is the first step in a bigger project which aims to provide much needed creative solutions and recommendations to secure the future of the music industry as we know it pre-Brexit.”
Report: 2020 festival season “main worry” post-Brexit
IQ Magazine online
“Given the uncertainty around Brexit, it is hard to predict what the potential costs of running events of such scale may be in order to plan for any potential losses linked to those costs,” write the authors of the report: Patrycja Rozbicka, Craig Hamilton, Adam Behr, Patricia Correa Vila and Luke John Davies.
New report claims post-Brexit drop in music tourism could cost the UK economy hundreds of millions
Speaking about the research Dr Patrycja Rozbicka, lecturer in politics and international relations at Aston University said: “By bringing a variety of stakeholders together, we aimed to explore the way Brexit is likely to impact everything from the thousands of people who follow and support the live music industry, through to the musicians themselves and the regional authorities that legislate and administrate for cultural economies.. This report is the first step in a bigger project which aims to provide much needed creative solutions and recommendations to secure the future of the music industry as we know it pre-Brexit.”
Achieving Democracy Through Interest RepresentationPalgrave
Rozbicka, P., Kamiński, P., Novak, M., Jankauskaitė, V.
Makes an important contribution to debates on the performance of young democracies in Central and Eastern Europe. Offers a much-needed comprehensive look into formal interest representation in the CEE countries. Uses the case of CEE countries to show significant effects of the political and social contexts on interest representation.
The ‘Badlands’ of the ‘Balkan Route’: Policy and Spatial Effects on Urban Refugee HousingGlobal Policy
Gemma Bird, Jelena Obradovic‐Wochnik, Amanda Russell Beattie, Patrycja Rozbicka
Refugee camps and reception and identification centres (RICs) have long been imagined as ‘the best’ or ‘most suitable’ places for displaced people by states and border management authorities. In contrast, informal housing often provided by activist groups, is frequently framed as a part of the urban ‘badlands’. Drawing on research carried out between 2015 and 2019 in key spaces in Greece and Serbia along the so‐called ‘Balkan Route’, this article engages with the concept of the ‘badlands’ as a lens through which to consider the different types of housing made available for refugees in key urban centres.
European development NGOs and the diversion of aid: Contestation, fence‐sitting, or adaptation?Development Policy Review
Patrycja Rozbicka, Balázs Szent‐Iványi
The article examines the advocacy strategies of European non‐government development organizations (NGDOs). The development aid literature has not put much emphasis on understanding NGDOs’ aid‐related advocacy strategies, and the literature on interest groups has so far neglected to explain why groups select different advocacy strategies within the same policy area.