Disobedient
Democracy
Disobedient
Democracy

Our team

‘Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders (…) Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. ‘
Howard Zinn

This project brings together scholars interested in the diverse phenomena that fall under the header of contentious politics, such as mass mobilization, organizing for change, democratic innovation, technological activism and other challenges to conventional political institutions.

In order to better understand our societies and the role that dissent plays in these trajectories, we draw on transdisciplinary dialogue and deliberately engage scholars from across the social sciences and humanities, from philosophy, anthropology and sociology to political science, human geography and political ecology. It is our intention to build a community of scholars and activists that share these interests and to help them network and learn from each other’s work. In that sense the team presented here is fluid and hopefully ever growing, reflecting on the changing emphasis of this collective endeavour.

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Danijela Dolenec

Principal investigator

Danijela Dolenec is the principal investigator on the project Disobedient Democracy. She works as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Science (UNIZG), teaching comparative politics, protest movements and social science methodology.

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Ana Balković

Research assistant

Ana Balković is a research assistant on the project Disobedient Democracy. She is a PhD student at the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona

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Karlo Kralj

Research assistant

Karlo is a PhD student in Political Science and Sociology at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, and a member of the Center on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS).

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Danijela Antičić Lović

Project assistant

Danijela Antičić Lović works as a project assistant on the project Disobedient Democracy within the Faculty's Research Office. She graduated in 2013 from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb.

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Miroslav Petrović

Head of Research Office

Miroslav Petrović is the Head of Research Office (RO) at the Faculty of political science – University of Zagreb and responsible for the financial management of the SNSF project. He holds an MSc degree in Political science, French and Spanish philology.

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Jelena Ćeriman

PEA coordinator for Serbia

Jelena Ćeriman is a researcher at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade. She is also a member of the Group for Social Engagement Studies, main research unit of the Institute.

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Tiago Fernandes

PEA coordinator for Portugal

Tiago Fernandes coordinates PEA data collection in Portugal for the project Disobedient Democracy. He is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Nova University (Lisbon) and the Varieties of Democracy Project Regional Manager.

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Aleksandar Pavlović

PEA coordinator for Serbia

Aleksandar Pavlović, research coordinator for Serbia on the project Disobedient Democracy, is a researcher at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade.

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Eduardo Romanos

PEA coordinator for Spain

Eduardo Romanos coordinates PEA data collection in Spain for the project Disobedient Democracy. He currently works as a Ramón y Cajal Fellow in the Department of Sociology I (Social Change) at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

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Daniela Širinić

Postdoctoral researcher

Daniela Širinić is the postdoctoral researcher on the project Disobedient Democracy. She also works as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Political Science (UNIZG), teaching statistics and research methods in comparative politics.

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