GEM PhD School

Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate




EU Democratic Deficit and the Transnational Civic Culture: a Theoretical Approach

Petar is a PhD candidate in Political Theory and Political Science in the GEM PhD School, the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate on Globalization, the EU and Multilateralism based at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and at LUISS University in Rome. Currently he is conducting research at the University of Oxford with affiliations to St Antony's College, the European Studies Centre (ESC) and the Department of Politics and International Relations. 

He has worked as teaching assistant at the Humanistic Studies of the Univeristy of Donja Gorica in Montenegro, as project manager at the Centre for European Integration of the Belgrade Open School and has founded and contributed to the development of several NGOs in the Western Balkans and the EU. His research interests include political theory, European studies and moral philosophy.

Academic Degrees

Petar holds an LLM degree in European Integration from the Faculty of Law  and a BA from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Specific Research Title, Area and Promotor(s)

 EU Democratic Deficit and the Transnational Civic Culture: a Theoretical Approach


Promotors: Justine Lacroix (ULB)

  Leonardo Morlino (LUISS)

Advisor:      Kalypso Nikolaidis (University of Oxford)

Overview of Publications

Articles and chapters in English:

§ Marković, P., (2017) Critique of the Theory of EU as a Demoi-cracy: Lessons from the Euro-crisis. In: Brunkhorst, Hauke (ed.) Social Movements and the Crisis of European Democracy. Eleven

International Publishing. 

§ Marković, P. (2016) The Achilles Heel of Democracies in Southeast Europe: Responsiveness Trapped Between Clientelism and the EU. Comparative Balkan Politics, Volume 2, Issue 1 / 2016.

§ Marković, P., (2013). "Does the Lisbon Treaty Overcome the Democratic Deficit of the EU?", School of European Union Law, University of Donja Gorica, Podgorica. [Annual edited volume of

articles and contributions to the School of European Union Law]


Articles and chapters in Serbo-Croatian:

§ Marković, P., The Demoi-cratic Theory of the EU and the Quest for European Civic Humanism. In: Podunavac, M. (ed.) On Humanism. Journal of Humanistic Studies, special edition.

§ Markovic, P., Vukotic, S., (2015) A Scandal in Balkania: Why the previously shocking idea of a Balkan 'Union' is the best way forward for the region. Journal of Regional Security, Belgrade.

§ Marković, P. & Đuković, M., European Union in the Shadow of Crisis and the Zenith of Intergovernmentalism. In: Ilija Vujačić & Nikola Beljinac (eds.). New Europe and its Periphery,

Political Science Association of Serbia, Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade, 225-246.

§ Marković, P., Bošković, B., & Đuković, M. Montenegrin Constitutionalism: Populism as 'Normal' Politics. Podunavac, M., & Đorđević, B. (eds.). Constitutions in the Period of Crisis: a Post-

Yugoslav Perspective, Serbian Political Science Association, Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade, 297-314.

§ Marković, P., (2014). Europeanisation of Europe: A Quest for a Postnational Political Identity. In: Dragan K. Vukčević (ed.). On Identity, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts,


§ Marković, P., (2012). "European External Action Service – Shaping a Postmodern Diplomatic System", School of European Union Law, University of Donja Gorica, Podgorica. [Originally my

Master thesis published in a shorter version as chapter in the annual edited volume of contributions to the School of European Union Law].

§ Marković, P., (2011). What if the EU says No? The Twilight of a Balkan Alchemy, independent publication, series: Visions and options for Southeast Europe, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Belgrade.

§ "Serbian Foreign Policy: Strategies and Documents" (2010), European Movement in Serbia, Belgrade. [co-authorship of one of the suggested strategies]

§ "Basics of the Law and Political System of the European Union", Centre for European Integration, Belgrade Open School, Belgrade 2010. [co-edited the compendium]


Commentary in English:

§ “The European Commission calls for political transformation and economic stabilization through implementation”, EUROPP LSE Blog, London School of Economics and Political Science.


§ "Montenegro's decade of independence: Tracing a state back to its origins" (2016), EUROPP LSE Blog, London School of Economics and Political Science,

§ "NATO welcomes Montenegro into the Alliance" (2016), Royal United Services Institute (RUSI),