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Borjan Gjuzelov

Supervisor: Professor Adam Fagan

Research Topic: Between Written and Unwritten Rules: Macedonian Informal Institutions from Socialism to EU-Accession

Email: b.gjuzelov@qmul.ac.uk

Research Interests: Democratization of the post-socialist societies, informality, social capital, good governance and anti-corruption.

Publications: 

Gjuzelov B. et al. (2016). Reporting on High-Level Corruption: Between Public Interest and Captured Media. USAID Macedonia Anti-Corruption Program, Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC), Skopje.  

Gjuzelov B. (2015). The Role of Informal Connections in Macedonian Society: Social Capital or Corruption?. In Cveticanin, P. et all Ed), A Life for Tomorrow – Social Transformations in South-East Europe. Skopje: Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis Skopje.

Gjuzelov B. et al. (2014). Corruption Assessment Report. USAID Macedonia Anti-Corruption Program, Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC), Skopje.  

Gjuzelov B. et al. (2014). Government Mirror: Citizens Participation in the Law-Making Processes. USAID Macedonia Anti-Corruption Program, Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC), Skopje.

Gjuzelov B. et al. (2014). The Rex beyond the Lex: Personalization of Politics in Post-Socialist Democracies, Political Thought no. 45. Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis Skopje (IDSCS), Skopje.

Gjuzelov B. (2013). Clientelism as a Tool for Electorate Mobilization, Political Thought no. 41. Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis Skopje (IDSCS), Skopje.

Gjuzelov B. et al. (2013). The EU Conditionality as an Important Instrument in the Fight against High Scale Corruption in the Republic of Macedonia, European Policy Institute (EPI), Skopje.

Education:

  • PhD candidate at Queen Marry University of London
  • MA in European Studies, University of Flensburg, Germany
  • BA in Political Studies, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia

Work Experience 

2016 - 2019: Affiliated Researcher at Institute for Democracy ‘Societas Civilis’ Skopje: Horizon 2020 Project: INFORM Closing the Gap between Formal and Informal Institutions in the Balkans.

2012 - 2016: Project Assistant/Analyst at Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC): USAID Macedonia Anti-Corruption Program; SELDI – South East Leadership for Development and Integrity.

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