Ms Tena Prelec, Doctoral Researcher at the School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex
Ms Prelec is Eastern Europe Editor of the LSE's EUROPP - European Politics and Policy blog, LSE European Institute. Her doctoral research, on the political economy of South Eastern Europe, is concerned with the intersection of the economic transition and the development of informal practices in the energy sector. She is furthermore a keen analyst and commentator on party politics and elections throughout the post-Yugoslav space. Her latest publications include "The UAE as an Emerging Actor in the Western Balkan: The Case of Strategic Investment in Serbia" (with Bartlett et al., Journal of Arabian Studies, 2017), "Measuring Corruption in Transition Countries: How to Go beyond Perceptions?", in Western Balkans Integrating in the EU: Challenges, Policies, Issues (Richet, X. and Redzepagic, S. eds., Paris: CEMAFI, 2016), and a joint report with the Barcelona-based think tank CIDOB on Brexit and its impact on Europe (2016). She is currently leading a research project on the political attitudes of the Serbian diaspora, with a view to extending it to other SEE countries in the future. Tena is the recipient of a full ESRC award for her doctoral studies.