Dr. Arolda Elbasani

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Arolda Elbasani


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Dr. Arolda Elbasani
Former Staff Member of the Research Professorship

Research fields

Theories of Institutional change | Europeanization, EU enlargement | Comparative Democratization | Public Administration


Since 2012Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

04 2010 A.SK Social Science Award Fellow, Rule of Law Centre and Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges WZB

2009 - 2010 Lehrstuhl, Fachbereich Internationale Beziehungen European University of Tirana, Albanien

2008 - 2009 Post-doctoral Fellow, Forschungsprojekt: EU Enlargement and Institutional Change Research College “The Transformative Power of Europe”, Freie Universiät Berlin

2007 - 2008 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Forschungsprojekt: New Modes of Governance Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), Florenz

2007 - 2008 Dozentin Florence Study Centre, Richmond University 2002 - 2007 PHD Researcher Forschungsprojekt: EU Conditionality and Democratisation in Post-Communist Albanien European University Institute (EUI), Florenz, Italien

Selected Publications

2011, EU Enlargement and Europeanization in the Western Balkans (ed). London and New York: Routledge

2010, Europeanization in the Western Balkans: EU Incentives and Domestic Constraints. Transitions Vol L (1): 13-29.

2009, Enlargement Instruments and Domestic Constraints: Public Administration Reform in Post-Communist Albania, Südosteuropa 57 (1): 70-90.

2008, EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans: Strategies of Borrowing and Inventing, Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans 10 (3): 293-307.


European Integration and Europeanization in the Western Balkans: Enlargement Incentives and Domestic Constraints.

The Role of Religious Actors in Post-communist Democratisations.