Dr Petar Bankov

  • Lecturer (Politics)
  • Research Assistant (School of Social & Political Sciences)

telephone: 01413302553
email: Petar.Bankov@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: He/him/his

Room 505, Adam Smith Building, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8RT

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0609-4947

Biography

My research interests are in comparative party politics, particularly focused on the relations between political parties and citizens at the local level.Additionally, I have published research on political participation, public opinion, populism, and Central and East European politics in in political science and area studies academic journals with high impact factors. My personal belief and professional motivation to explore these topics is to improve and deepen the political participation through improved relations between citizens and parties. I rely on a wide variety of research methods, including qualitative methods (regression analysis, OLS, survey experiments), mixed methods approaches, and qualitative methods (interviews, document analysis). Additionally, I am the communications officer of the PSA Left Radicalism specialist group and a member of the editorial team of the Bulgarian left-wing magazine, dVERSIA.

Research interests

I am happy to supervise PhD dissertations related to a combination of any of these topics:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Party Politics
  • Left-wing politics
  • Political Geography
  • Political Participation
  • Populism
  • Central and Eastern Europe

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2023

Tsakatika, M. and Bankov, P. (2023) Europe: North and South. In: Stavrakakis, Y. and Katsambekis, G. (eds.) Elgar Research Handbook on Populism. Edward Elgar. (Accepted for Publication)

2022

Gherghina, S. , Saikkonen, I. and Bankov, P. (2022) Dissatisfied, uninformed or both? Democratic satisfaction, political knowledge and the acceptance of clientelism in a new democracy. Democratization, 29(2), pp. 211-231. (doi: 10.1080/13510347.2021.1947250)

2021

Bankov, P. , Gherghina, S. and Silagadze, N. (2021) Walking the walk or just talking the talk? VMRO‐BND’s efforts to become a mass party. Politics and Governance, 9(4), pp. 307-316. (doi: 10.17645/pag.v9i4.4562)

2020

Bankov, P. and Gherghina, S. (2020) Post-accession congruence in Bulgaria and Romania: Measuring mass-elite congruence of opinions on European integration through mixed methods. European Political Science, 19(4), pp. 562-572. (doi: 10.1057/s41304-020-00271-0)

Bankov, P. (2020) Czech stalemate? The role of party organization for the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia since 2010. European Review, 28(5), pp. 826-841. (doi: 10.1017/s1062798720000265)

Gherghina, S. and Bankov, P. (2020) Who follows the referendum campaign? The effect of political interest and media use in Bulgaria. Problems of Post-Communism, (doi: 10.1080/10758216.2020.1760722) (Early Online Publication)

Bankov, P. (2020) The fireman’s ball in Bulgaria? A comparison between Sergey Stanishev and Boyko Borisov. In: Gherghina, S. (ed.) Party Leaders in Eastern Europe: Personality, Behavior and Consequences. Series: Palgrave studies in political psychology. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 43-66. ISBN 9783030320249 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-32025-6_3)

2017

Bankov, P. (2017) As eleições parlamentares búlgaras de 2017: tudo como dantes. Relações Internacionais, 56, pp. 13-37. (doi: 10.23906/ri2017.56a02)

This list was generated on Fri Dec 9 12:46:55 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 8.

Articles

Gherghina, S. , Saikkonen, I. and Bankov, P. (2022) Dissatisfied, uninformed or both? Democratic satisfaction, political knowledge and the acceptance of clientelism in a new democracy. Democratization, 29(2), pp. 211-231. (doi: 10.1080/13510347.2021.1947250)

Bankov, P. , Gherghina, S. and Silagadze, N. (2021) Walking the walk or just talking the talk? VMRO‐BND’s efforts to become a mass party. Politics and Governance, 9(4), pp. 307-316. (doi: 10.17645/pag.v9i4.4562)

Bankov, P. and Gherghina, S. (2020) Post-accession congruence in Bulgaria and Romania: Measuring mass-elite congruence of opinions on European integration through mixed methods. European Political Science, 19(4), pp. 562-572. (doi: 10.1057/s41304-020-00271-0)

Bankov, P. (2020) Czech stalemate? The role of party organization for the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia since 2010. European Review, 28(5), pp. 826-841. (doi: 10.1017/s1062798720000265)

Gherghina, S. and Bankov, P. (2020) Who follows the referendum campaign? The effect of political interest and media use in Bulgaria. Problems of Post-Communism, (doi: 10.1080/10758216.2020.1760722) (Early Online Publication)

Bankov, P. (2017) As eleições parlamentares búlgaras de 2017: tudo como dantes. Relações Internacionais, 56, pp. 13-37. (doi: 10.23906/ri2017.56a02)

Book Sections

Tsakatika, M. and Bankov, P. (2023) Europe: North and South. In: Stavrakakis, Y. and Katsambekis, G. (eds.) Elgar Research Handbook on Populism. Edward Elgar. (Accepted for Publication)

Bankov, P. (2020) The fireman’s ball in Bulgaria? A comparison between Sergey Stanishev and Boyko Borisov. In: Gherghina, S. (ed.) Party Leaders in Eastern Europe: Personality, Behavior and Consequences. Series: Palgrave studies in political psychology. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 43-66. ISBN 9783030320249 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-32025-6_3)

This list was generated on Fri Dec 9 12:46:55 2022 GMT.

Grants

  • Research funding from Friedrich Ebert Foundation-Bulgaria for two projects in 2022, total amount €10,000
  • Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship, Babeș-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), 2021, €3,000
  • Overseas Fieldwork Allowance, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) via Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences (SGSSS), 2017, £3,500
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Fees Only Studentship via the “Politics and International Relations” Pathway 2016-2018
  • Erasmus Mundus Masters Category B (European) Scholarship, 2012-2014, €20,000

Teaching

Undergraduate teaching

Politics 1B: Introduction to Liberal Democracy (since 2015)

Politics 2B: Comparative politics (since 2021)

Politics 1B: International relations (2020)

Politics 1B: Comparative politics (2016-2019)

Central and East European Studies 2B: Central Europe after Communism (2019)

Central and East European Studies 2A: Post-communist Russia and the Former Soviet Union (2018)

Honours teaching

Qualitative methods in the social sciences (since 2022)

The Politics of the Left in Europe (2018)

Postgraduate teaching

Qualitative Research Methods (since 2020)

Additional information

I hold a BA in International Relations from the University of Sofia (Bulgaria) and a joint International Masters in Russian, Central, and East European Studies from the University of Glasgow and MA in European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland). It is my research for this double degree program that raised my interest in electoral geography and party politics. My postgraduate thesis focused on the organisational and ideological transformation of the Bulgarian Socialist Party following the fall of the authoritarian communist regime and highlighted the importance of regional and local party organisation and its role within communities for the electoral recovery of communist successor parties. My PhD research expanded this topic towards the electoral geographies of the European radical left. Apart from my academic research, I also have professional experience in non-formal education promoting intercultural exchange.