Emilija Tudzarovska Gjorgjievska, MA, MSc
Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Political Sociology, Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences: https://www.plato.uio.no/
Doctoral Researcher at Department of Public and Social Policy, Charles University
MA in International Politics, Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques (CERIS), Brussels and Collège d'Etudes Interdisciplinaires, Université Paris Sud
MSc. in Educational Management, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
BA in World and Comparative Literature, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
There is an increasing evidence of the backsliding of democracy in the CEE region. One of the key reasons behind is the slow progress in the fight of systemic (political) corruption. At the same time, scholars have argued that the void between the representative democracies and the citizens is on a rise, further fueling the quality of democratic legitimation processes. My key research interest is focused on the transformation of the nation-states under the EU integration process and the balance between executive, legislative and judicial power. My PhD research project aims to examine whether in the absence of public accountability and effective exercise of the normative power of the national parliaments, the nation-states are failing to strengthen their institutional integrity pillars that can and should root out corruption from the political systems. In this regard, my PhD project aims to answer whether the oversight role of the national parliament(s) has an impact on the (nation-state) institutional integrity systems and whether this affects the 'immune system' of societies to fight corruption.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Scholar under the PLATO Innovative Training Network (ITN), financed by Horizon 2020 European Union Funding for Research & innovation https://www.plato.uio.no/
Visiting Doctoral Researcher at ARENA Center for European Studies, Oslo
Emilija Tudzarovska Gjorgjievska is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Ph.D. Fellow under the PLATO Innovative Training Network (ITN) at the Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences. She is also affiliated with the Charles University in Prague (Department of Public and Social Policy). She holds an MA in International Politics (CERIS, Brussels & Collège d'Etudes Interdisciplinaires, Université Paris Sud) and an MSc in Educational Management. She has both practical and research experience in the democratisation processes in Macedonia and the wider region, working with a variety of international and national organisations on programs. (Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO); Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS); Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC); International PEN). She is a member of the Global Initiative Network of experts. She publishes on EU and foreign policy perspectives and innovative economies. Author of the national "Corruption and Organised Crime Threat Monitoring Report" (MCIC & Center for the Study of Democracy) and the book ‘Higher Education in the 21st Century: the Republic of Macedonia and European perspectives’.