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Aleksandra Jordanoska

 Aleksandra Jordanoska

Research Topic: Regulation, Jurisprudence and legal theory, Sociology of law, Law and literature, Criminal law, international criminal law, European criminal law, criminal justice and criminology, Terrorism law, Evidence

Postgraduate Research Student

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Thesis title: 

The Implementation of Regulation in the Financial Services Industry


Professor Peter Alldridge and Professor Kate Malleson

Summary of research:

Aleksandra Jordanoska's research concerns the implementation of financial regulation ‘on the ground’. The study is located in the context of the UK financial markets and the regulatory regime operated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It examines the practical issues, concerns and challenges that arise in the functioning of FCA’s principles-based and risk-based regulation. A central aim of the research is to understand the experiences of financial services professionals and firms within this process and the challenges they experience in observing regulatory requirements.

The study is therefore conceptualised as an interdisciplinary empirical research drawing from the disciplines of regulation studies, financial market regulation and sociology of law. The empirical aspect of this project consists of interviews with relevant stakeholders in the financial services industry. Through the study Aleksandra aims to inform legal inquiries on the limits and effectiveness of financial regulation and contribute to theories of law-making and law-enforcing in markets.


Aleksandra obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University “Ss Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje with a specialisation in Criminal Law. She also completed her Master of Laws degree in Theory of Law at the same University. Following this, she received the Chevening/OSI/COT scholarship to undertake a Master of Philosophy in Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.

Aleksandra is a recipient of the Queen Mary Research Studentship in Law for her PhD studies. Recently, she was awarded the Best Presentation Award within the Research Seminars Series at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London for the academic year 2012-13.

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