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Liljana Cvetanoska
Lecturer in Corruption, Law and Governance (Law)
T: +44 (0)1273 678682


Areas of research:


European Politics


European Union enlargement

Central and Eastern Europe



Cvetanoska, L. 2019. Corruption, democracy and (non-development): The role of the European Union (with Inn Kubbe). Handbook on Democracy and Development. Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming).

Cvetanoska, L. and Hough, D. 2016. "Politics in Macedonia has descended into a corrupt soap opera". The Conversation;

Cvetanoska, L. 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, L. Contribution in Fagan, C. 2011. "Measuring Progress on EU Anti-corruption Requirements: A Four Country Study of Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Turkey." Transparency International. 

Cvetanoska, L. 2011. EU Anti-corruption Requirements: Measuring Progress in the Legislature, Public Administration and Judiciary in the Republic of Macedonia, Transparency International Macedonia, Skopje.


Conference papers:

  • 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.