Dr Dragneva’s main research interests relate to the area of company law and corporate governance with a special reference to legal reform and the development of legal institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, the role of international/EU export of law and legal transplants in domestic law reform, as well as economic integration and legal harmonization in the Commonwealth of Independent States/Eurasian Customs Union.
She has recently secured an ESRC Grant No. ES/J013358/1 to pursue research on ‘Russia and the EU in the Common Neighbourhood: Export of Governance and Legal (In)Compatibility’ together with Dr Kataryna Wolczuk, CREES, University of Birmingham. Using an interdisciplinary methodology, the project aims to examine Russia’s export of rules and other forms of governance to its ‘near abroad’ (focusing on 3 countries (Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine) across 4 policy areas (aspects of energy policy, customs regulation, tax administration, and corporate governance) and the resulting implications for the EU’s policy in the region. The duration of the project is 3 years (starting 1 January 2013).
Rilka's latest work is an edited volume (with K. Wolczuk) on Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy and Politics to be published by Edward Elgar in October 2013.