Dr Bindman joined MMU in January 2019. Prior to her current appointment she was Lecturer in Politics at the University of Liverpool and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. She completed her PhD in Russian and EU Politics at the University of Glasgow in 2013 and has held visiting fellowships at the Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) and at New York University.
Her research interests include policymaking processes in electoral authoritarian regimes, welfare reform, social policy and social rights in Russia and other post-Soviet states. She is currently working on two research projects: 1) a comparative project on social security and social service delivery in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan and 2) a project in collaboration with Dr Claire Pierson (University of Liverpool) exploring how authoritarian regimes use conservative family policy to achieve political outcomes, using Russia and Belarus as case studies. Her book ‘Social Rights in Russia: From Imperfect Past to Uncertain Future’ was published by Routledge in October 2017.
PhD in Russian and EU Politics - University of Glasgow (2013)
MRes (Distinction) in Russian and East European Studies - University of Glasgow (2009)
BA (First Class with Distinction) in Russian Studies and European History - University of Edinburgh (2003)
completed the HEA-accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) at QMUL’s Centre for Professional Development in January 2017 with merit
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Lecturer in Politics - University of Liverpool (2017-2018)
Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Queen Mary, University of London (2014-2017)
Lecturer in Politics - University of Manchester (2013-2014)
Delivering the Research Plan (L3)
The Policymaking Process and Comparative Public Policy
Refereed journal articles:
Bindman, E; Kulmala, M; and Bogdanova, E (2018) ‘NGOs and the Policymaking Process in Russia: the Case of Child Welfare Reform,’ Governance (accepted for publication)
Owen, C and Bindman, E (2017) ‘Civic participation in a hybrid regime: public oversight, policymaking and delivery in contemporary Russia,’ Government and Opposition, Vol.52:3, pp. 1-23
Bogdanova, E and Bindman E (2016) ‘NGOs protecting children in contemporary Russia: policy entrepreneurship under regime hybridity,’ Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Vol.24:2, pp.143-172
Bindman, E (2015) ' The State, civil society and social rights in contemporary Russia' East European Politics, Vol.31:3, pp.342-360
Bindman, E (2013) ‘Russia, Chechnya and Strasbourg: Russian Official and Press Discourse on the ‘Chechen Cases’ at the European Court of Human Rights,’ Europe-Asia Studies, Vol.65:10, pp.1954-1977
Bindman, E (2017) Social Rights in Russia: From Imperfect Past to Uncertain Future (Routledge, UK)
E. Bindman (2017). Social rights in Russia: From imperfect past to uncertain future.
E. Bindman, M. Kulmala, E. Bogdanova (2018). NGOs and the policy-making process in Russia: The case of child welfare reform. Governance. 32(2), pp.207-222.
C. Owen, E. Bindman (2017). Civic Participation in a Hybrid Regime: Limited Pluralism in Policymaking and Delivery in Contemporary Russia. Government and Opposition. 54(1), pp.98-120.
E. Bogdanova, E. Bindman (2016). NGOs, policy entrepreneurship and child protection in Russia: Pitfalls and prospects for civil society. Demokratizatsiya. 24(2), pp.143-171.
E. Bindman (2015). The state, civil society and social rights in contemporary Russia. East European Politics. 31(3), pp.342-360.
E. Bindman (2013). Russia, Chechnya and Strasbourg: Russian Official and Press Discourse on the ‘Chechen Cases’ at the European Court of Human Rights. Europe-Asia Studies. 65(10), pp.1954-1977.
E. Bindman (2013). The EU's strategy on economic and social rights in Russia: a missed opportunity?. East European Politics. 29(4), pp.461-478.
I act as reviewer for East European Politics; Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Orgnaizations; and Europe-Asia Studies
2018: awarded funding of £9,000 by the University of Liverpool’s Official Development Assistance Research Fund to develop two pilot projects in Belarus and Kazakhstan and establish links with universities in both countries
2014: awarded 3-year Early Career Fellowship worth £150,000 by the Leverhulme Trust to be conducted at QMUL
2014: awarded funding of £2,400 by the British Council Researcher Links programme to spend 5 weeks at the Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg, Russia
I comment regularly on Russian and Ukrainian politics for a range of media outlets including BBC television and radio.
Political Studies Association (PSA)
PSA Public Policy and Administration Specialist Group
European Consortium for Political Research
Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (US)
International Society for Third-Sector Research