School of Social and Political Science

Dr Alexander Mesarovich

Job Title

Early Career Researcher

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Research interests

Research interests

Europeanization, Social network analysis, Informal Politics, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia


My PhD project examined the impact of informal political networks on the European Union (EU) accession process of former Yugoslav states. In it, I used Social Network Analysis and in person interviews to quantify the structure of informal networks within the parliaments of the chosen cases (Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia) to examine their impact on the formal processes involved in joining the EU.