Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute
Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Visiting Fellow
(September 2020 – June 2021)
Serbian Democracy from 5 October 2000 to COVID-19
The aim of this research is to focus on the question of trust as the basis of a social contract between the ruler and the ruled in a democratic polity. To do this, the study will focus on the example of the democratic transition of Serbia from 5 October 2000 until the COVID-19 pandemic, to demonstrate how the inability of the post-authoritarian governments to build a relationship of confidence with their citizens had a detrimental impact on the success of the country’s democratic experiment.