Skip to Content

Aleksandra Zdeb

Dr Aleksandra Zdeb

November 2018 - April 2020 (Exlcusion Amid Inclusion)

Dr Aleksandra Zdeb completed her PhD at the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz in March 2019. She joined Queen's as a postdoc on the ESRC project "Exclusion amid Inclusion" in November 2018 and contributed to the DfE funded "Civil Conflict in Post-Conflict Societies" (April 2019-May 2020).

Her research interests include conflict management and the post-Yugoslav area, in particular, the question of institutions and their functionality in post-conflict arrangements as well as democratization and good governance at the level of multiethnic cities. Aleksandra’s doctoral research explores the agency-structure question in power-sharing institutions on central and local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Aleksandra has published on topics of consociational power-sharing, post-conflict reconstruction on the local level and sub-state politics in the peer-reviewed journals Nationalities Papers and Ethnopolitics, and in the Swiss Political Science Review. She is currently working on the following research projects: kin-states involvement and territorial autonomies; informal institutions in the power-sharing environment.


‘Facing an Institutional Change in Mostar: A Litmus Test for Bosnia’ in: Nationalities Papers, 2016,

 ‘The Need to Have Something ‘Of Their Own’: Croat Parallel Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ in: Swiss Political Science Review, 2016, doi:10.1111/spsr.12231

'Prud and Butmir Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Intra-ethnic Competition from the Perspective of Game Theory', Ethnopolitics, 2016,

Bosna and Herzegovina and its Political Kaleidoscope. General Elections 2014: report, eds. M. Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska, A. Zdeb, Kraków 2015.

 ‘State-building in Dysfunctional, Divided Societies: Topicality of Consociationalism’, in. Państwa dysfunkcyjne i międzynarodowe wysiłki zmierzające do ich naprawy, ed. R. Kłosowicz, Kraków 2014, pp. 145-166, (Polish).

 ‘Constitutional Premises of Dissolution of Yugoslavia: a Pattern for Bosnia and Herzegovina?’, Bałkany Zachodnie między przeszłością a przyszłością, eds. P. Chmielewski, S.L. Szczesio, Łódź 2013, pp. 73-96, (Polish).