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    • Aston University, Aston Street, Main Building

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Prior to joining Aston as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter (UK). I received my PhD in Politics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in November 2015.

    My research agenda is driven by a fundamental interest in the internal organization, and the electoral and governmental behaviour of political parties, especially in decentralized or federalized countries. To date, the primary purpose of my research has been to understand how political parties face changes in the political system and, hence, the party system where they compete. Parallel to this, my research has also focused on understanding the main characteristics and behaviour of middle-level party elites and party activists. 

    Research Interests

    Political parties and party systems

    Party members and activists

    Comparative federalism and devolution

    Spanish politics

    Teaching Activity

    LP2007/LP2100 Comparative Government and Politics

    LP1029 Introduction to Studying and Researching Politics

    LPM039 Concepts and Strategies for Social Data Analysis

    Contact Details

    Tel: 0121 204 4267


    Education/Academic qualification

    PG Cert


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    party system Social Sciences
    mortality Social Sciences
    goal attainment Social Sciences
    party member Social Sciences
    federalism Social Sciences
    driver Social Sciences
    decentralization Social Sciences
    civil society Social Sciences

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    Research Output 2010 2020

    • 6 Article
    • 3 Chapter
    • 1 Other report
    • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

    Self-Maintenance versus Goal Attainment - Drivers of Mortality Anxiety in Organized Civil Society

    Bolleyer, N. & Correa, P., 10 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : European Political Science Review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    goal attainment
    civil society

    Why Parties Narrow their Representative Profile: Evidence from Six European Democracies

    Bolleyer, N. & Correa, P., 3 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Politische Vierteljahresschrift.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Birmingham Live Music and Brexit. Report 1

    Rozbicka, P., Hamilton, C., Behr, A., Correa, P. & Davies, L. J., 2019, 22 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

    urban area

    Legal Regulation and the Juridification of Party Governance

    Bolleyer, N., Gauja, A. & Correa, P., 18 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Comparative Politics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Political Party Mortality in Established Party Systems: A Hierarchical Competing Risks Approach

    Bolleyer, N., Correa, P. & Katz, G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Comparative Political Studies. 52, 1, p. 36-68 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    party system
    life cycle

    Activities 2011 2017

    • 3 Invited talk

    Political Parties in multilevel systems

    Patricia Correa (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Key themes in Research on Political Parties

    Patricia Correa (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Los activistas de partidos americanos y europeos: el inicio de una comparación

    Patricia Correa (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Spanish 10 N Elections: was it worth it?

    Patricia Correa


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Analitzem el panorama polític al Regne Unit amb el Brexit

    Patricia Correa


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Rajoy's new government in Spain: a cabinet designed to last

    Juan Rodríguez-Teruel & Patricia Correa


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    ¿Qué hay de nuevo en las listas electorales?

    Patricia Correa


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    El 73,6% de los militantes del PSOE quieren elegir directamente a su Secretario General

    Juan Rodríguez-Teruel, Montserrat Baras & Patricia Correa


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research