ABOUT ME

MARIE CURIE RESEARCH FELLOW AT THE SCHOOL OF SOCIOLOGY, POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (SPAIS), UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL. SINCE 2012 I HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED AS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT THE FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE. MY TRAINING IS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SCIENCES PO PARIS AND LSE.

The Project

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LOCAL OWNERSHIP IN SECURITY SECTOR REFORM ACTIVITIES WITHIN CSDP OPERATIONS OF THE EU

The Research Project has three goals. The first one is to the provide fresh theoretical understanding of local ownership as a form of liberal governmentality wherein external actors employ set of techniques with the aim of turning local agents into subjects responsible for externally-driven security sector reform agenda. Such an approach situates local ownership within a wider context of emerging liberal security governance and explain why it continuously face implementation difficulties in semi-liberal or illiberal settings. Second, the project will obtain new empirical insights into how local ownership is being practised on the ground within three ongoing CSDP operations EULEX Kosovo, EUPOL COPPS and EUTM Mali, and into why these projects continue to face implementation problems. The third objective of the project is to develop a set of policy recommendations that will assist future policy planners in conceiving more reflexive, context-sensitive and cost-effective local ownership strategies to be applied in current or future CSDP operations.

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