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I am a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Political Science, Yale University and a Research Fellow at the International Institute of Political Science, Masaryk University. My research focuses on the challenges to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe with special emphasis on the conflict potential of elections, modern forms of authoritarian rule and deconsolidation processes. My papers on electoral violence and democratization have been published in a variety of international peer-reviewed political science journals (e.g. Terrorism and Political Violence, Democracy and Security, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies or World Political Science). I am a co-author of books Challenges to Democracies in East Central Europe and Demokratizace a lidská práva. Středoevropské pohledy (Democratization and Human Rights. The Central European Perspectives). My own book Electoral Violence in the Western Balkans. From Voting to Fighting and Back is scheduled to be published in September 2017 by Routledge.

Selected papers

Fighting and Voting: Mapping Electoral Violence in the Region of Post-Communist Europe in Terrorism and Political Violence (online; July 2016).


Explaining Electoral Violence in Serbia: fsQCA Analysis of Contentious Behavior in the Electoral Arena in Democracy and Security, 12 (4) (October 2016)

Journal_SEBSS Democratization and electoral violence in post-communism. A study of Montenegro in Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 15 (1) (March 2015).
cover_wps Nagygate affair, Corruption and Organized Crime: Corruption networks and their potential impact on the quality of democracy in the Czech Republic in World Political Science, 11 (1) (April 2015).