Center for Research and Policy Making (Affiliated) (CRPM)
Zidas Daskalovski, Ph.D.
Mobile: +38970231 949
Center for Research and Policy Making
Mirche Macan bb
1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Dr. Zidas Daskalovski is affiliated to the Project “Crime and Culture” and participates in the project since October 2006.
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
- Ph.D. in Political Science 2003
- M.A. in Southeast European Studies 1998
American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 1993- 97.
- B.A. in History and Political Science (double major, minor in philosophy)
Professional Experience (Academic)
- Since 9/2005
Political Science Department, University of Cyril and Methodius, Skopje
Assistant Professor; “Public Opinion and Mass Communications”, “Political Theory”, “Introduction to Political Science”
Police Academy, Skopje
Lecturer; “The Police and Human Rights”
Southeast European University, Tetovo
Assistant Professor; “Comparative Public Administration in Europe”, “Public Policy and Mass Media.”
- Since 3/1999
Journal of Southeast European Politics, Budapest
Co-editor, works on the preparation of the new issues of the journal, reads submitted draft-papers, and establishes contacts with relevant academics and researchers in the region.
World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki
Researcher conducted a research on the international community’s responses to the crisis in Macedonia in 2001. The research was published as a separate study.
University of North Caroline, Center for Slavic, and East European Studies, Chapel Hill
Research Fellow, undertook research on Macedonian political affairs, and published a paper.
Academy for Migration Issues in Denmark, University of Aalborg, Aalborg
Research Fellow, analyzed Macedonia’s democratic consolidation in particular the problems of inter-ethnic relation. The research was published as a separate study.
School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, London
Research Fellow, conducted research on the issue of minority rights and the neutrality of the liberal state in Macedonia. The research resulted with publication of two articles in scholarly journals.
Professional Experience (Consulting)
- Since 8/2004
Center for Research and Policy Making, Skopje
Initiating and heading a think-tank in Macedonia, including developing and coordinating a number of research projects, communicating with donors, writing reports; organizing workshops, debates with key stakeholders on local and national level and advocating policy solutions.
- 06/2006 – 08/2006
World Bank, Skopje Office
Evaluator / Team Leader;
Evaluated the Community Development and Culture Project, the Children and Youth Development Project, and the Community Development Project (CDP) as a contribution to the Country Partnership Strategy FY07-FY10 (CPS07),
Local Government Initiative, (LGI), Budapest
Consultant, project “Public Administration in Macedonia: Sub-national Budget Watch.”
Prepared analytical report on the problems of citizen’s engagement in budget monitoring on a local government level in Macedonia.
Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia
Consultant; Developed a study on the Macedonian gun culture as the Macedonian part of the SEESAC report "The rifle has the devil inside": Gun Culture in South Eastern Europe.
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), New York
Consultant for the UNDESA Programme on Innovation in Public Administration in the Euro-Mediterranean Region;
Prepared an analysis on specific aspects of the Ohrid Framework Agreement as a best practice in innovation in governance in the Euro-Mediterranean region, elaborated the analysis at an expert international conference.
Consultant to the President of the Party, Mr. Nikola Gruevski.
Responsible for the communication with the international community regarding the new Law on Municipal Boundaries; consulted the President of the Party on various sensitive and pressing issues including the 2005 local elections; conducted daily briefings on the socio-economic situation in the country; prepared weekly analysis on the most important issues.
Project for Common Vision/ War Torn Societies Project, (PEV) Skopje/Geneva
Consultant working on inter-ethnic reconciliation;
Analyzed the opinions of stakeholders in 24 localities throughout the country, concerning various issues such as decentralization and interethnic relations, consulted the opinions of the international community and the main political parties, wrote policy papers.
European Stability Initiative (ESI), Berlin
Consultant, conducted policy related research in the Kumanovo-Lipkovo area.
Professional Experience (Media Work)
Central Europe Review, London/Prague/Budapest
Columnist for Southeastern Europe,
Wrote various pieces on life, politics and culture in Southeastern Europe.
Wrote opinion pieces on current Macedonian political affairs, the primary perspective being that the country needs to fully adopt a liberal nation building respecting the multicultural character of the state.
- 9/2001- 6/2002
Makedonsko Sonce, Skopje
Prepared articles on different topics on Macedonian history and politics.
- Policy Analysis (Training/certificates from the following: LGI training in “Policy Advocacy” Fall 2005, Budapest, Euro-Balkan Institute and Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University course “Qualitative Research Methods for Policy Impact in the Southern Balkans” Summer 2005, Ohrid; CEU, World Bank Institute, and Metropolitan Research Institute course on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Local Financial Management Summer 2005, Budapest; Foundation Open Society Institute Macedonia and ESI training “Policy Research”, Winter 2004, Ohrid; LGI training in “Policy Analysis and Writing” Fall 2004, Budapest; ESI capacity building seminar in “Writing Policy Papers” Winter 2005, Istanbul; The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) training course for advisors “How to be a Better Policy Advisor in Public Administration Reforms in selected Balkan countries" Bratislava, Spring 2005.) Conducted policy research and analysis with UN ESI, LGI, CRPM, World Bank, WSP/PEV. Held policy analysis training within the Train-the-Trainers in European Affairs Seminar, organized by the European Agency for Reconstruction and SOFRECO in Podujevo, Summer 2005.
- Excellent Presentation Skills (teaching experience; presented papers more than twenty papers and reports at conferences and seminars)
- Team-building and group dynamics (managed different projects and teams of researchers, Co-Editor of Southeast European Politics (SEEP), an English language journal published at the Central European University, Budapest, since March 1999)
- Extensive skills and experience in writing and analysing, (author of many reports and publications)
- Very good organization skills (organised and managed a number of conferences, forums, seminars and research projects )
- Internet publishing (design, and maintenance of the web page of CRPM and SEEP)
Awards and scholarships
- Lord Dahrendorf Fellowship at St.Antony’s, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 1999-2000.
- Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, Fall 1998
Open Society Institute Fellowship for Ph.D. studies in Political Science, 1998-2002
- Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 1997-1998.
Open Society Institute Fellowship; M.A. studies Southeast European Studies, 1997-1998
- American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, Fall 1993.
Open Society Institute scholarship for B.A studies, 1993-1997
List of publications
- Daskalovski Z. Walking on the Edge: Consolidating Multiethnic Macedonia 1989-2004, Globic: Chapel Hill, 2006.
- Daskalovski Z. Minorities in Nation-Building Processes, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: Skopje, 2005.
- Daskalovski Z. The Macedonian Conflict of 2001: Problems of Democratic Consolidation, Libertas: Sindelfingen, 2004.
- Daskalovski Z. The Macedonian Conflict of 2001: Between Successful Diplomacy, Rhetoric and Terror, Studies in Post-Communism Occasional Papers, St. Francis Xavier University: Antigonish, 2004.
- Florian Bieber and Daskalovski Zhidas, Understanding the War in Kosovo, London: Frank Cass, 2003.
Articles and chapters
- Daskalovski Z. How to Make the Economy of Gostivar a Champion?, CRPM: Skopje, 2006.
- Daskalovski Z. “Subnational Budget Monitoring in Macedonia: Case Studies of Municipalities of Štip and Gostivar” in Katarina Ott (ed.), Making Public Finance Public, LGI: Budapest, 2006.
- Daskalovski Z. “Macedonia” in ‘The rifle has the devil inside’ Gun Culture in South Eastern Europe, SEESAC: Belgrade, 2006.
- Daskalovski Z. “Between the Political Convenience and Equal Opportunity: Case Study Macedonia”, in Lulzim Haziri ed. Between the Political Party Convenience and Equal Opportunity, ADI: Gostivar, 2006.
- Daskalovski Z. “Kosovo after Rugova, the Status and Possible Consequences for Macedonia?", Politichka Misla, Vol. 4, N.3. 2006.
- Daskalovski Z. “The Implementation of the Ohrid Agreement in the Public Sector: Equitable and Just Representation of Citizens” in Macedonia in the Aftermath of the Framework Agreement, Vladimir Milchin et al, (eds.), FOSIM: Skopje, 2006.
- Daskalovski Z. Macedonian Clothes for Europe, CRPM: Skopje, 2006
- Daskalovski Z. “Genetski Modificirani Organizmi vo Makedonija [Genetically Modified Organisms in Macedonia]?” in Andrijana Slavkovska and Aleksandra Karakashova (eds)., Komparativna Analiza na Zakonite za Genetski Modificirani Organizmi, Eko-svest: Skopje, 2006.
- Daskalovski Z. “Liberal Theory and Challenges of Multiculturalism-the Case of Macedonia”, in Multiculturalism in Macedonia: An Emerging Model, Ivan Dodovski. (ed.) FOSIM: Skopje, 2005.
- Daskalovski Z. ““The New Law on Local Government Boundaries and the Democratization of Macedonia” ”, in Review of International Affairs, VOL. LV, No. 1116, October – December 2004.
- Daskalovski Z. “Macedonia”, in Bogdan Szajkowski (ed.), Political Parties in the World. An International Reference Guide (6th edition), London: John Harper Publishing, 2005.
- Daskalovski Z. “Macedonia”, in Bogdan Szajkowski (ed.), Revolutionary and Dissident Movements. An International Reference Guide (4th edition) (London: John Harper Publishing), 2004.
- Daskalovski Z. “Makedonski Etnichki Model i Izborni Sistemi [The Macedonian Ethnic Model and Electoral Systems] in Macedonian, Politichka Misla, Vol. 2, N.6, 2004.
- Daskalovski Z. “Democratic Consolidation and the ‘Stateness’ Problem: The Case of Macedonia”, Global Review of Ethnopolitics, Vol.3., N.2., 2004.
- Daskalovski Z. “The European Union and Southeast Europe After 2004”, Global Security and Cooperation Quarterly, N.11, Winter, 2004.
- Daskalovski Z. “Claims to Kosovo: Nationalism and Self- Determination” in Florian Bieber and Zidas Daskalovski, (eds.) Understanding the War in Kosovo, London: Frank Cass, 2003.
- Daskalovski Z. “The Right to Rebel: the National Liberation Army and the ‘Macedonian Crisis’ of 2001”, Romanian Journal of Political Science, Vol.3., N.2, Fall/Winter 2003.
- Daskalovski Z. “Neutrality, Liberal Nation Building and Minority Cultural Rights”, Critical Review of International Social Political Philosophy, Vol.5 N.3, Autumn, 2002.
- Daskalovski Z. “Drepturile Minoritatilor din Grecia: Macedonenii [Minority Rights in Greece: the Macedonians]” in Romanian, Altera Vol.8., N.17-18, 2002.
- Daskalovski Z. “Language and Identity: The Ohrid Framework Agreement and Liberal Notions of Citizenship and Nationality in Macedonia” Journal of Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 1/2002
- Daskalovski Z. “Human Rights in the Balkans – The Forgotten Few: Macedonians of Bulgaria”, International Journal of Group and Minority Rights, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2002.
- Daskalovski Z. “Scheppele and Waldron’s Contractarianism and the Right to ‘Secession’: The Case of Macedonia” in Slovo, Vol.13. March 2001.
- Daskalovski Z. “ A Study of the Legal Framework of the Macedonian Broadcasting Media (1991-1998): From Deregulation to a European Paradigm” in Balkanistica, Vol.14, 2001
- Daskalovski Z. “Human Rights in the Balkans: Macedonians in Greece After 1945” in Oxford International Review, Winter 2000, Vol.10, N.2
- Daskalovski Z. Assessing Local Government in Macedonia: Minority Participation and Education in the Municipality of Chair” in Nenad Dimitrijevic (ed.) Managing Multiethnic Coexistence in Countries of Former Yugoslavia, Budapest: CEU Press, April 2000.
- Daskalovski Z. "Towards an Integral Theory of Nationalism? Case Study Kosovo" in International Journal of Group and Minority Rights, Volume 6, issue 4, January 2000
- Daskalovski Z. “Elite Transformation and Democratic Transition in Macedonia” in Natalija Nikolovska (ed.), Proceedings from the Conference:‘Recent Developments and Problems in the Economies in Transition’ Skopje: Faculty of Economics, University of Sts. Cyrilus and Methodius Skopje, 1999.
- Daskalovski Z. “Macedonia” in East European Constitutional Review Fall, 1999
- Daskalovski Z. “Elite Transformation and Democratic Transition in Macedonia and Slovenia” in Balkanologie Septemeber, 1999.
- Daskalovski Z. “Qua Vadis Macedonia” in Serbian, in Rec July, 1999.
- Daskalovski Z. “Democratization in Macedonia and Slovenia” in Southeast Europe Review Summer 1999
- Daskalovski Z. “Ethnic Russians in Moldova” in Altin Ilirjani, Rolf Bohlke (eds.) The Rise of Ethnic Consciousness in Transition: the Case of Moldova Iasi: Editura Dealer, 1999
- Daskalovski Z. “The Macedonians of Greece: a Minority Rights Case Study” in Makedonika February, 1999
- John S. Dryzek and Leslie Holmes, “Post-Communist Democratization: Political Discourses Across Thirteen Countries”, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, Acta Politica, Vol.38, N.2, June 2003.
- Jane K. Cowen, (ed.), “Macedonia: The Politics of Identity and Difference”. London: Pluto Press, 2000, Balkan Academic News 10/2001, March 2001.
- Victor Roudometof (ed.), “The Macedonian Question” New York: Boulder, Co.: East European Monographs, Distributed by Columbia University Press, 2000, Balkan Academic News 5/2001, February 2001.
- Miklos Kontra, Robert Phillipson, Tove Skutnabb- Kangas and Tibor Varady (eds.) “Language: a Right and a Resource” Budapest: Central European University Press, 1999, Balkan Academic News, August 2000
- Zdenek Suda and Jiri Musil (eds.) “The Meaning of Liberalism- East and West” Budapest Central European Press , 2000, Balkan Academic News, June 2000
- Heavenly Serbia: "From Myth to Genocide” New York: New York University Press by Branimir Anzulovic, Ethnic Conflict Research Digest, Vol. 2 No.2, 1999
Conferences and Seminars (where Papers presented:)
- Presented the paper “Decentralization in Skopje and Macedonia: Problems and Challenges” at the Palgo Center, Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative, USAID, and the Fiscal Decentralization Initiative for Central and Easter Europe Conference “Fiscal and Functional Decentralization of the Capital City: Belgrade, Sarajevo, Skopje” in Belgrade, Spring 2006.
- Presented the paper “Macedonia: States construction and the balance of political power” at the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Budapest, Andrássy University and the European Commission. Representation in Hungary Conference “The Future of the Western Balkans” in Budapest, Spring 2006.
- Presented the paper “Macedonia, the Conflict of 2001 and the Quest for Security” at the Open Society Institute, Cross-Regional Conference of AFP Fellows, Sinaia, Romania, Winter, 2006
- Presented the paper “Implications of the Kosovo Status on Macedonia” at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Political Academy “International and Security Policy”, Skopje, Winter 2006.
- Presented the paper “What is identity? How is National Identity Different from an Ethnic Identity?” at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Conference “Minorities in Democracy”, Skopje, Winter 2005
- Presented the paper “Bulgarian- Macedonian Relations” at the Österreichisches Ost- und Südosteuropa Institut and Bulgarisches Forschungsinstitut in Österreich International Symposium „Bulgaria and its Neighbours“, Vienna, Fall 2005.
- Presented the paper “Case Study: Economic Development in Shtip” at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Democratic Club – Skopje conference “Euro Atlantic integration's processes and Macedonia: Economic transformation and decentralization”, Tetovo, Summer 2005
- Presented the paper “Experiences of Peace Operations in the Balkans: Case of Macedonia” at the Forum for Ethnic Relations in cooperation with University of Florence, Spring School: “Advanced Training - Conflict and Negotiation”, Belgrade, Spring 2005
- Presented the paper “The NGO Sector and the Macedonian Integration to NATO” at the Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs, Conference “Sharing Experience from Preparation for NATO Membership”, organized in cooperation with the Slovak MOD and the MFA, Bratislava, Winter 2005
- Presented the paper “Democratic institutions and democratization in Macedonia” at the Albanian Political Science Association Conference “Challenges of Democratization, Development, and European Integration”, Tirana, Winter 2004
- Presented the paper “Liberal Theory and Multiculturalist Challenges- The Case of Macedonia” at the Expert Forum “Multiculturalism in Macedonia: An Emerging Model”, organized by Foundation Open Society Institute Macedonia, Skopje, Winter 2004
- Delivered the lecture “The Ohrid Framework Agreement, Liberal Theory and Interethnic Confidence” at the European Law Students Association Conference on “Inter-ethnic Confidence” Ohrid, Fall, 2004
- Presented the paper “Post Conflict Reconstruction in the Balkans: the Macedonian Case” at the Atlantic Youth Forum at Wilton Park, Summer 2004
- Presented the paper “Nationalism in Macedonia” at the Forth Finnish Colloquium of Southeast European Studies “The Ottoman Heritage in the Balkans”, at Turku University, Turku, Summer 2003
- Delivered the lecture “Current Developments in the Macedonian Political Arena” at the 2nd Albanian Political Science Association Summer School in Political Science in Tirana, Summer 2002
- Presented the paper “Language and Identity: the Ohrid Framework Agreement and Liberal Notions of Citizenship and Nationality in Macedonia” at the Inaugural Conference of the Southeast European Studies Association, at Chapell Hill, University of North Carolina, Spring 2002
- Presented the paper "Macedonia's Political Identity-Three Scenarios for the Future" at the conference “Macedonia-Macedonias? Changing Contexts in the Changing Balkans”, at School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, Summer 2001
- Presented the paper “Macedonian Nationalism in the 19th Century” at the Junior Historians’ Workshop “New Doctoral Research on the History of Southeastern Europe” organized by the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe, Sunny Beach, Thessaloniki, Fall 2000
- Presented the paper “Macedonia’s Security and the Macedonian Albanians” at the International Conference “Ten Years After: Democratization and Security Challenges in SEE” organized by the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Skopje, and the PfP Consortium on Crisis Management in Southeast Europe, Ohrid, Fall 2000
- Delivered the lecture “Responses to the Kosovo Crisis” for Oxford University Balkan Society; presented the paper “Les élites dans les pays postcommunistes: les élites masquées” at le colloque de l’Association Internationale Des Sociologues De Langue Fracaise “Transition et re-construction des societies”, Oxford, Spring 2000
- Presented the paper “Developments in Macedonian broadcasting law and the electronic media since 1989” at the 50th Political Science Association annual conference “The challenges for democracy in the 21st century”, London, Spring 2000
- Presented the paper “The Triple Burden of the Intellectual” at the conference of the International Politics Working Group and AEGEE “Kosovo- Understanding the Past- Looking Ahead”, Belgrade, Spring 2000
- Presented the paper “On the Need for Integral Theory of Nationalism” at the conference “Citizenship, Minority Rights and Ethnicity in Europe” organized by Gesamteuropaisches Studienwerk in Vlotho, Germany Winter 1999
- Presented the paper “Elite Transformation and Democratization in Macedonia and Slovenia” at the conference “Between the Bloc and the Hard Place: Moving Towards Europe in Post- Communist States” organized by the School for Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, London, Fall 1999
- Presented the paper “The Macedonian View of the Kosovo Crisis” at the International Political Science Association conference in Ljubljana “Human Rights and Democratic Transitions” , Summer 1999
- Presented the paper “Towards an Integral Theory of Nationalism? Case Study: Kosovo” at the “Brave New World”, Manchester University’s ‘Fourth Graduate Conference in Political Theory’, Manchester, Spring 1999
Other Conferences Attended:
- Participated at the Centre for Liberal Studies and Open Society Institute Sofia conference “The Challenge of the New Populism”, Sofia, Spring 2006.
- Participated at the Academic Fellowship Program (OSI) Faculty training, Skopje, Macedonia, Spring 2006.
- Participated at the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe seminar “Past and Present: Consequences for Democratization” Belgrade, Summer 2004
- Participated at the War Thorn Societies Project International “Peace Building” forum at Villars-sur Ollon, Switzerland, Spring 2004
- Participated at the Foundation Open Society Institute Macedonia and European Stability Initiative conference in Ohrid “Policy Research in Macedonia”, Winter 2004
- Participated at the Institute for Social and European Studies conference “Balkans and Europe” in Koszeg, Hungary, Spring 2002
- Participated at the Humboldt University conference “Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants in XXth Century Europe”, Spring 1999
- Participated at the Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies’ and the Black Sea University Foundations seminar "Future of Europe", in Mangalia, Romania,
- Presented the paper "Macedonian- Greek Relations" at the International Politics Working Group conference in Belgrade, "Perspectives for the Balkans", Summer 1998
- Participated at the European Week Eindhoven 97 conference "See the World What About Europe?", Spring 1997
- "Human Rights and Democracy" workshop leader at the 96' European Convention in Krakow, Poland, Fall 1996
- Attended the ELIAMEP and Sudost-Institute Halki International Seminar "The European Union and its Eastern Neighbors", Fall 1996
- Attended the ELIAMEP Halki International Seminar "The European Union and the Balkans: Cooperation and Security", Fall 1995
Certificates and Diplomas
- Summer School “Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Local Financial Management organized by the CEU, and Metropolitan Research Institute, in Budapest Summer 2005;
- Summer School “Qualitative Research Methods for Policy Impact in the Southern Balkans”, organized by Euro-Balkan Institute and Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University in Ohrid; Summer 2005
- Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility Course organized by the World Bank Institute, Spring 2004
- Summer School “Democracy and Economy: Public Choice Approach” organized by Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies, in Petrovac, Montenegro, Summer 2001.
- Summer School “Good Governance: Globalization and Localism” organized by Centre for the Study of Democracy-University of Westminster and Anglo-Yugoslav Society, in Perast, Montenegro, Summer 2001.
- Summer School “The Mass Movements of People: an Old- New Balkan Security Challenge” organized by Euro- Balkan Institute, and Center for Refugees and Forced Migration Studies, in Ohrid, Macedonia, Summer 2000
- Summer School “Consolidation of Party Systems in Eastern Central Europe”, organized by Institute of International Relations and Political Science, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Summer 2000
- Summer school “Conflictology and Conflict Resolution and Transitology: Democratization Processes in 20th Century”, organized by Yerevan State University, in Yerevan, Armenia, Summer 2000.
- Summer School “Territories and Identities in the Balkans” organized by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at European University Institute, in Florence, Italy, Summer 2000.
- Summer School for Ph.D Students on “Value Orientations, Authoritarianism, and the Understanding of Pluralist Democracy” at the University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany, Summer 1999.
- Summer School European Dialogue Project "Self-Reliance, Democracy, Responsibility" at the University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Summer 1997.
- Summer School at the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA, Summer 1996.
- Summer School of the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems’ at the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Summer 1994.
- Native tongue: Macedonian.
- Fluent: Written and spoken English, Serbo-Croatian and Bulgarian.
- Working: Polish, and Russian.
- Basic Knowledge: Albanian, Italian.
- Basketball, Films, Chess, International Travel.