Dr Vesna Popovski

Visiting Lecturer

Department of Government

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About me

Vesna Popovski is Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Government, LSE. She is Honorary Research Associate at the University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies where she was previously Lecturer in the Politics of Ethnicity. She has BA and MA from the University of Zagreb and MPhil and PhD from Cambridge University.

Research interests

  • Transitional justice and civil society
  • Religious persecution in the Middle East, especially concentrating on Yazidis
  • Local governance in Iraq
  • The economic empowerment of women in the UK and EU and the gender pay gap in the UK and EU
  • Nationalism and ethnic conflict in the former Yugoslavia and in the Baltics, focussing on national minority rights, citizenship and state development
  • Social inclusion and social exclusion, social networks and corruption, social cohesion and local governance in the Ukraine
  • Gender in Eastern Europe and Russia
  • Urban development of Croatia

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV4G4: Comparative Conflict analysis

Selected publications

Popovski, V. 2000. National Minorities and Citizenship Rights in Lithuania, 1988-1993. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave.

Bartlett, W. and V. Popovski (2015) Institutions and Social Networks: Explaining Barriers to the New Firm Entry and Growth in the EU’s Neighbourhood. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 13:3, pp.169-186.

Will Bartlett, Ana Popa and Vesna Popovski (2013) Business culture, social networks and SME development in the EU neighbourhood. SEARCH: P7 Project Publications

Will Bartlett and Vesna Popovski (2013) Local governance and social cohesion in Ukraine. SEARCH: P7 Project Publications

Will Bartlett, Nevenka Cuckovic, Kresimir Jurlin, Aleksandra Nojkovic and Vesna Popovski (2012) Institutional quality and growth in EU neighbouring countries. SEARCH: P7 Project Publications