25 November 2016: Illiberalism in Central and Eastern Europe

Danijela Dolenec: Illiberalism in Central and Eastern Europe: Headlines of Nationalism, Sub-text of Class

  • Date: Friday, 25 November 2016
  • Time: 16:00-17:30
  • Venue: Leiden University FGGA, Schouwburgstraat 2, Room A0.01


About Danijela Dolenec

danijela-dolenecDanijela Dolenec is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, teaching comparative politics, contentious politics and social science methodology. Her primary research interest is in the democratisation trajectories and the political economy of post-socialist Europe.

Danijela’s book Democratic Institutions and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Europe (ECPR, 2013) won the 2013 National Science Award. Her more recent work includes ‘Exploring Commons Theory for Principles of a Socialist Governmentality’, Review of Radical Political Economics, 48(2016), 1; 66-80, (with Žitko, M.) and ‘Democratization in the Balkans: The Limits of Elite-Driven Reform’, Taiwan Journal of Democracy, 12 (2016), 1: 125-144.

Danijela is currently leading a 5-year research project entitled Disobedient Democracy: A Comparative Analysis of Contentious Politics in the European Semi-periphery, financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The main objective of the project is to analyse the recent cycle of contention against representative democracy in Europe, with a particular focus on four cities of the European semi-periphery: Zagreb, Belgrade, Barcelona and Lisbon.

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