Marko Zilovic

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Marko Zilovic


Major: Comparative Politics

Minor: Research Methods

Marko is a doctoral candidate primarily researching right wing political parties and movements and their effect on the quality and durability of democratic political regimes. His dissertation examines diverging trajectories of center-right political parties in postcommunist Europe and seeks to explain why over time some of them remain committed to liberal politics while others start to vehemently reject it. Marko’s other past and current research projects examine dynamics of ethnic politics and political violence in the Balkans and in the Western Europe. His work has been published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and in Research & Politics. Marko holds a master’s degree from the University College London, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Belgrade.


Party Politics, Political Regimes, Ethnic Politics

“Kosovo Election Report: Why Who Participates is More Important than Who Wins,” The Monkey Cage, 1 November 2013.

Citizenship, Ethnicity and Territory: the Politics of Selecting by Origin in Post-Communist Southeast Europe,” CITSEE Working Paper Series, July 2012, pp. 1-36.

“Dissolution, War, Sanctions, and State-Building in the Post-Yugoslav Region,” Western Balkan Security Observer, Vol. 5, No. 21, 2011, pp. 89-102.

B.A. University of Belgrade, Serbia
M.A. University College London, UK