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Jelena Dzankic

Jelena Dzankic

Dr Jelena Dzankic
 Research Collaborator and former Research Fellow

 Based in Florence

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Biographical Details

Jelena Dzankic holds a PhD from the Faculty of Politics, Psychology and Social Sciences (PPSIS) at the University of Cambridge (New Hall College). Her academic interests fall within the fields of transition of SEE countries, Europeanisation, politics of identity and citizenship. Between 2010 and 2011 she worked as CITSEE research fellow at the University of Edinburgh. She has published several articles on the politics of the Balkan region, and since 2009 has been the country expert on Montenegro at the European Union Democracy Observatory (EUDO) onCitizenship at RSCAS.

Currently she is Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center for Avanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.  


Peer Reviwed 

• ‘Cutting the mists of the Black Mountain: cleavages in Montenegro’s divide over statehood and identity’, Nationalities Papers, accepted for publication, forthcoming in January 2013

• ‘Understanding Citizenship in Montenegro’, Citizenship Studies, Vol. 16, Issues 3-4 (June 2012), pp. 336-351.

• ‘Montenegro’s Minorities in the Tangles of Citizenship, Participation, and Access to Rights’ Journal of Minorities and Ethnopolitics in Europe, accepted for publication, forthcoming in 2012

• ‘Bipolar Worlds of Nation and State in Montenegro’, CEU Political Science Journal: Nationalism and International Relations(Budapest: June 2007) , Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 192 – 212

Book Chapters

• ‘Montenegro and the EU: changing contexts, changing roles’ in Europe and the post-Yugoslav space, ed. by B. Radeljic (London: Ashgate, 2013), forthcoming

• ‘Montenegro’ in Political Transformations: Welfare States in Transition: 20 Years after the Yugoslav Welfare Model (Berlin: FES, 2011), pp. 202-228.

• ‘Political Transformation in Montenegro’ in Integration Perspectives and Synergic Effects of European Transformation in the Countries Targeted by EU Enlargement and Neighborhood Policies (Budapest: CEU ENS, 2009), pp. 4 – 87

Working Papers

• ‘Ius pecuniae: investor citizenship in comparative perspective’, RSCAS/EUDO Working Paper 2012/14 (Florence: EUI), pp. 1-30

• ‘Lineages of citizenship in Montenegro’, CITSEE Working Paper 2010/14 (Edinburgh: School of Law/CITSEE, 2010), pp. 1-30

• ‘Transformations of Citizenship in Montenegro: a context-generated evolution of citizenship policies’, CITSEE Working Paper 2010/03 (Edinburgh: School of Law/CITSEE, 2010), pp. 1-30

Notes and Book Reviewes

• ‘Book review of “'Ethnic Citizenship Regimes: Europeanization, Post-War Migration and Redressing Past Wrongs”, by A. Maatsch. London: Palgrave, 2011.’ JCMS (March 2012), Vol. 50, Issue 2, pp. 357-358

• ‘Civil Society: the driver of change?’, IDEE, special issue The Rule of Law: fundamental rights and shared values in South East Europe (December 2011), Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 36-40

• ‘Book review of “Political Parties in the Western Balkans”, ed. by Vera Stojarová and Peter Emerson. London: Palgrave, 2010.’ CEU Political Science Journal (Budapest: February 2010) , Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp.141-143 (1,000 words)

• ‘Book review of Rein Taagepera’s “Predicting Party Sizes: the logic of simple electoral systems”. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.’ CEU Political Science Journal (Budapest: April 2008) , Vol. 3, Issue 1

• ‘Montenegrin NATO membership aspirations after the referendum on independence’, Crossroads Journal (Skopje: October 2007) , Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 100 - 110 

• ‘Switching Unions: Montenegro Between Independence and the EU’s Doorstep’, Shift Magazine: Nationalism and Identities in Europe (Brussels: March 2007), Vol. 1, Issue 1 , pp. 6-7

Selected Conference Papers

• ‘Reconstructing the meaning of being “Montenegrin” presented at 17th Annual ASN Conference, Columbia University, New York (April 2012)

• ‘Ius pecuniae: investor citizenship in comparative perspective’ presented at 8th Annual IMISCOE Conference, Warsaw, (September 2011)

• ‘Citizenship Policies during the Wars of Yugoslav Disintegration: from a Wartime Strategy to a Tool of Ethnic Engineering' presented at 42nd Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Los Angeles, (November 2010)

• ‘Obsolete, yet Obstinate and Operative’ – an analysis of the ‘civic v. ethnic dichotomy in the studies of nationalism’ (20 pages), Paper presented at the XIX annual ASEN Conference, London, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), (April 2008) 

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