Jelena Loncar

Research

Title of research

Constructing Minority Representation in Serbia and Kosovo

Brief overview of research topic

Jelena's PhD research aims to extend the focus of ethnic minority research in two ways: first, by introducing the notion of constitutive representation of ethnic groups and second, by operationalising accountability for empirical research of minority representation in accordance with the constructivist representative turn. She applies this theoretical framework to the comparative study of minority representation in Serbia and Kosovo analysing how and under what conditions representatives with minority backgrounds construct themselves as descriptive minority representatives and make claims about and for minorities.

Lena's PhD was awarded in 2017.

Qualifications

2013-Present: PhD in Politics, University of York (funded by: Overseas Research Scholarship, University of York)

2009-Present: PhD in Political Science, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science

2012-2014: MA in Politics by Research, University of York (funded by: Chevening Scholarship)

2008-2009: MA Political Analysis and Management, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science

2004-2008: BA in International Relations, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science

Publications

Books (edited)

Stojiljković, Z., Spasojević D., Lončar, J. (eds.) (2015). How to Make Intraparty Democracy Possible? Institutional Factors and Internal Dynamics of Intra-Party Relations. Belgrade: FPN and CEMI

Stojiljković, Z. , D. Spasojević and J. Lončar (eds.) (2012). Političke stranke i zakonodavna aktivnost Narodne skupštine Republike Srbije [Political parties and legislative activities of National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia], Belgrade, UNDP

Journal Articles

Loncar, J. (forthcoming). Accountability of Minority Representation. Nationalities Papers.

Loncar, J. (2016). State-Building and Local Resistance in Kosovo: Minority Exclusion through Inclusive Legislation. Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 49:3, pp. 279-290.

Loncar, J. (2016) Electoral Accountability and Substantive Representation of National Minorities: The Case of Serbia, East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, 2016.

Ferrara, A., Ivković, M., Lončar, J., Prodanović, S., Simeunović, B. (2016) Liberalism between Politics and Epistemology: A Discussion of Alessandro Ferrara’s The Democratic Horizon: Hyperpluralism and the Renewal of Political Liberalism. Political Studies Review, pp. 1-23.

Book chapters

Lončar, J. (2015). Power-sharing in Kosovo: effects of ethnic quotas and minority veto. In Teokarevic, J., Baliqi B., Surlić S. (ed.), Perspectives of a Multiethnic Society in Kosovo. Belgrade: YIHR, pp. 359-373.

Lončar, J., Stojanović, B. (2015). Electoral Campaigns in Serbia from 2000 to 2014. In Stojiljković, Z., Spasojević, D. and Lončar J. (eds.), How to Make Intraparty Democracy Possible? Institutional Factors and Internal Dynamics of Intra-Party Relations. Belgrade: FPN and CEMI, pp. 87-110.

Interviews

Ivković, M., Prodanović, S., Simeunović, B., Lončar, J. (2015). Interview with Alessandro Ferrara: Political Liberalism and Democracy as a Global Horizon, Filozofija i društvo [Philosophy and Society] 26: 1, pp. 245-263. 

Teaching experience

2009-Present: Political Sociology of Contemporary Society (3. year module), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science

2009-Present: Contemporary State (4. year module), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science

2009-Present:  Political Parties and Party Systems (4. year module), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science

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Jelena is supervised by Professor Nina Caspersen

Contact details

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