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Liljana Cvetanoska

Liljana Cvetanoska-foto

University of Sussex (United Kingdom)


Liljana Cvetanoska is a Teaching Fellow in Corruption, Law and Governance at the University of Sussex, UK. She teaches on several corruption-related modules at undergraduate and graduate level. Liljana’s has particular research expertise on corruption in EU member states and candidate countries. She is in the final stage of her PhD research with the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption where she examined the EU’s impact on corruption control in Central and Eastern Europe. She has prepared a number of research papers on corruption in different European countries, with specific emphasis on the Czech Republic, Romania and the Western Balkans. Liljana also worked as a short-term consultant on a research project on corruption, state capture and gender in Central and Eastern Europe for the Open Society Foundation Initiative for Europe. Prior to her work in academia, Liljana worked as a project researcher for Transparency International on a cross-country study that examined compliance of candidate countries with the EU’s anti-corruption requirements in the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.

Formació acadèmica

  • (Current) PhD thesis 'The European Union, conditionality and corruption control during accession: The Czech Republic, Romania and Macedonia', University of Sussex, School of Law, Politics and Sociology
  • (2013) MA by Research in Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • (2009) MA in Contemporary European Studies. Politics, Policies and Society, University of Bath
  • (2007) LLB Law, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Law


  • 2013/2016Chancellor International Research Scholarship for PhD Research, University of Sussex
  • 2014/2015Civil Society Scholar Award, Open Society Foundation
  • 2014/2015Visegrad International Scholarship Award
  • 2013/2014Global Supplementariy Grant Award, Open Society Foundation

Afiliacions professionals

  • Political Studies Association co-convenor of the Specialist Group on corruption and Political Misconduct
  • UACES- The Academic Organization for Contemporary European Studies - member
  • ECPR / European consortium for Political Research - member
  • Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption - member
  • Sussex European Institute - member


Línies d'investigació

  • Corrupció
  • Estudis Europeus
  • Ampliació de la UE
  • Europa Central i Oriental
  • Balcans occidentals

Projectes d'investigació

  • The influence of the EU on corruption control. Comparing candidate countries and East European neighbours

Publicacions més destacades

  • Cvetanoska, Liljana; Kubbe, I. (forthcoming)

    2019.Corruption, democracy and (non-) development. The role of the European Union.In: Crawford, G. and Abdulai, a. G. *eds.Research Handbook on Democracy and Development.Cheltenham:Edward Elgar.
  • Cvetanoska, Liljana; Hough, D.

    2016.Politics in Macedonia has descended into a corrupt soap opera.The Conversation,Enllaç
  • Cvetanoska, Liljana.2015.Corruption control in Central and Eastern Europe: The influence of European Union enlargement conditionality in the Czech Republic, Macedonia and Romania.The Journal of the Open Society Scholarship Programs: Scholar Forum,
  • Cvetanoska, Liljana.2011.EU Anticorruption Requirements: Measuring Progress in the Legislature, Public Administration and Judiciary in the Republic of Macedonia, Transparency International Macedonia, Skopje..
  • Cvetanoska, Liljana.2011.Contribution.In: Fagan, C..Measuring Progress on EU Anticorruption Requirements: A Four Country Study of Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Turkey.Transparency International.

Xerrades i conferències

  • Title: Clientelism in Macedonia, ECPR Annual Conference, Oslo, September 2017;
  • Title: Corruption Control in Central and Eastern Europe: Comparative Perspectives; Corruption in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and Latin America: Comparative Perspectives, Fifth IOS Annual Conference, Regensburg, July 2017;
  • Title: EU anti-corruption enlargement conditionality, Edinburgh Europa Research Group Seminar Series, Edinburgh, February 2017;
  • Title: The European Union’s anti-corruption enlargement conditionality: comparing the Czech Republic, Romania and Macedonia, Jean Monnet International Conference on Rule of law and corruption in the Western Balkans: comparative approaches, Faculty of Political Science, Zagreb, December 2016;
  • Title: The Role of the EU in Improving Control of Corruption in Romania: Has EU Conditionality Made a Significant Difference?, UACES, 46th, Annual Conference, Queen Mary University of London, London, September 2016;
  • Title: The Nature of State Capture in Macedonia and its Effects on the Country's Accession Process in the EU, UACES, 46th, Annual Conference, Queen Mary University of London, London, September 2016;
  • Title: Enlargement conditionality in the sphere of anti-corruption: Has the EU learned from its previous mistakes? Euroacademia, Europe Inside-Out, Nice, May 2016;
  • Title: The nature of state capture in Macedonia and its effects on the country's accession process in the EU, Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York, April 2016;
  • Title: The influence of authoritarianism on media freedom and the role of the EU: The case of Macedonia, Prague Media Point conference on Populism, Authoritarianism, and the Media: The age of mediocracy and mediocracy, Prague, November 2015;
  • Title: The influence of the EU enlargement conditionality of the control of corruption in Macedonia, Political Studies Association, Brighton, August 2015;
  • Title: The influence on the European Union's enlargement conditionality on the control of corruption in candidate countries, Graduate Conference on Corruption and Anticorruption, Brighton, January 2015.