Dr Adis Merdzanovic is a former postdoctoral Junior Research Fellow at South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) at the European Studies Centre of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He obtained his PhD in political science from the University of Zurich and was previously a Swiss Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. His research focuses on democratisation of divided post-conflict societies with a particular emphasis on political and constitutional orders in the Western Balkans. His current project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, investigates challenges of liberalism in the Western Balkans in light of the region’s European Union membership perspective. Recently, he published his monograph Democracy by Decree: Prospects and Limits of Imposed Consociational Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Ibidem, 2015).

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Academic positions

(2015-2018) Postdoctoral Junior Research Fellow at South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation)

(2014-2015) Swiss Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., United States (funded by the Short-Term Exchange Programme with the Europe Institute of the University of Zurich)

(2014) Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter), Department of Philosophy, University of Zurich, Switzerland

(2011-2014) PhD candidate, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Departments of Political Science and Philosophy (funded by the Forschungskredit of the UZH)


(2015) PhD (Dr. phil.) in Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Thesis Title: “Democracy by Decree. Prospects and Limits of Imposed Consociational Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (published 2015 by ibidem Verlag, see publications)

(2010) lic.phil. (M.A. equivalent) in Political Science, International Law (first minor), and Communication Science (second minor), University of Zurich, Switzerland
Thesis Title: “Liga der Demokratien: Empirische Überprüfung des theoretischen Zusammenhangs”