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Katarina BRKOVIC

Recherche en Science Politique (Relations Internationales)
Adresse de contact

ULB - Institut d'études européennes

39 av. F. Roosevelt

1050 Bruxelles

Bureau R41.3.302

Contact
T: +32 (0)47 954 7935
katarina.brkovic@warwick.ac.uk

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Membre de

  • Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales
  • Département de Science politique
  • REPI
  • Assistants - Corps scientifique
  • Chercheurs

Appartenance

  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme on "Globalisation, the European Union and Multilateralism" - GEM PhD School // CITRINE: University of Warwick (UK) and Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) – researcher (October 2013 – present);
  • Recherche et Enseignement en Politique Internationale, Université libre de Bruxelles – REPI ULB – researcher (October 2015 – present);
  • Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade – alumni member (January 2013 – present);
  • NGO Balkan Centre for Development Studies (Belgrade, Serbia) - one of the founders, a member of the General Board and the project manager (December 2010 – present)

CV

Formal education

  • Postgraduate studies              

PhD in International Security and Development Studies

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program - Globalization, the EU and Multilateralism (GEM PhD School – CITRINE) - October 2013;

• University of Warwick (UK) - Politics and International Studies Department;

• Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) – IEE/REPI;

Thesis title: “An Assessment of Possibilities for the Use of Positive Securitization in the Alleviation of Extreme Poverty: Least Developed Countries as Positive Securitizing Actors and the United Nations as Global Positive Functional Actor”. 

MA in International Relations (Peace Studies)

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of International Studies - October 2010 – January 2013.

Thesis title: “Global Peace Perspectives in the XXI Century: Positive Securitization of Global Threats”.

  • Undergraduate studies

BA in Politics and International Studies

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of International Studies - October 2005 - October 2010.

Thesis title: "A Life Worthy of the Reward - Women Nobel Peace Prize Laureates (1905 - 2004)"

  • High school

Gymnasium in social and linguistic studies - High school “Milos Savkovic”, Arandjelovac - Topola - September 2001 – June 2005.

Received Vuk’s Diploma - the highest Serbian award for excellence.

  • Elementary school

Elementary school “Karadjordje”, Topola (Serbia) – September 1997 – June 2001.

Elementary school “Milan Blagojevic”, Natalinci (Serbia) – September 1993 – June 1997.

Received Vuk’s Diploma - the highest Serbian award for excellence.

Membership and work experience

• Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme on "Globalisation, the European Union and Multilateralism" - GEM PhD School // CITRINE – researcher;

• Recherche et Enseignement en Politique Internationale, Université libre de Bruxelles – REPI ULB – researcher;

• Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) at the Faculty of Political Sciences (Belgrade, Serbia)  - alumni member -  January 2013 – present;

• NGO Balkan Centre for Development Studies (Belgrade, Serbia) - one of the founders, a member of the General Board and the project manager - December 2010 - present;

• Warwick Fair Trade Society (Coventry, United Kingdom) - associate member - March - May 2012;

• Oxfam Outreach (Coventry, United Kingdom) - associate member - February - June 2012;

• People And Planet (Coventry, United Kingdom) - associate member - January 2012 - June 2012;

 

Awards and scholarships

• European Commission - EMJD - GEM PhD School Scholarship - 2013 – 2017;

• Scholarship of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade and the Centre for Peace Studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade - 2010 – 2011.

Additional education

• 2013, November 14th, Birmingham (UK), Ethics and Security: An Emerging Research Agenda (workshop), organised by School of Government and Society/Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, The University of Birmingham;

• 2013, October 31st – November 1st, Coventry (UK), Warwick Graduate Conference in Security Studies 2013 - ‘Security and the Everyday’, organized by the University of Warwick, Politics and International Studies Department;

• 2013, October 5th, London (UK), Fairtrade Supporter Conference 2013, organized by the Fairtrade Foundation (UK);

• 2012, October 22nd, Brussels (Belgium), How EU Foreign Policy Really Works, organized by the GEM Central Executive Office and the Institute for European Studies (ULB, Brussels, Belgium);

• 2012, September 13th, Belgrade (Serbia), Fairtrade as a Way of Preventing Human Trafficking, organized by the Serbian Ministry of Interior, the American Corner and the Balkan Centre for Development Studies (Serbia);

• 2012, September 12th, Belgrade (Serbia), Social Dimensions of Human Trafficking in the Western Balkans, organized by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD (Germany) and the Serbian Ministry of Interior, the University of Belgrade and the Faculty of Law (Serbia);

• 2012, February 4th, London (United Kingdom), Traidcraft Spring Roadshow and Campaigns Workshop, organized by the Traidcraft (London, United Kingdom);

• 2011, October 18th, London (United Kingdom), Food Sovereignty Day, organized by the War on Want (UK);

• 2011, October 15th, Birmingham (United Kingdom), Fairtrade Supporter Conference, organized by the Fairtrade Foundation (UK);

 

• 2010, September, Belgrade (Serbia), Transcend Themes Around the World: The Mediation Workshop, with Johan Galtung, one of the founders of the Peace Studies, organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the Centre for Peace Studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences (Belgrade, Serbia);

• 2010, April, Cambridge (United Kingdom), The Causes of the Outbreak of the World War I, organized by the Centre of International Studies at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom);

 

Training skills and competence

• Certificate of the OPTO INTERNATIONAL AB (Stockholm, Sweden) and ACDI/VOCA (US)

Trainer for:

o Project management and strategic planning;

o Project drafting and budgeting;

o Team work, motivation techniques and leadership skills;

o Administrative procedures and bookkeeping.

Technical skills and competences

• Common IT knowledge

• Driving license for categories B and C.

Publications

• Author :

o Kuzmic, K., 2012. Fairtrade in Global Peace Complex [conference paper]. Fairtrade: strengths, weaknesses and future prospects. Warwick Fair Trade Society: Coventry, United Kingdom.

o Kuzmic, K., 2011. Nobel Peace Prize - Return to the Human Values from the Perspectives of the Women Laureates. Logos - student’s newsletter of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade. University of Belgrade - Faculty of Orthodox Theology: Belgrade, Serbia.

Additional referees:

• Academic:

o Professor Vicki Squire, PhD

Associate Professor at the University of Warwick

Politics and International Studies Department

Email: V.J.Squire@warwick.ac.uk

o Professor Radmila Nakarada, PhD

Full Time Professor at the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Political Sciences

Director of the Centre for Peace Studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences

Director of the MA Programme in Peace Studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences 

E-mail: radmila.nakarada@fpn.bg.ac.rs

 

Travaux sélectionnés

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Présentation des recherches

Research title: An Assessment of Possibilities for the Use of Positive Securitization in the Alleviation of Extreme Poverty: Least Developed Countries as Positive Securitizing Actors and the United Nations as Global Positive Functional Actor

Abstract: During the last two decades, within the security studies literature, there has been growing interest in the concept of securitization, starting with the Copenhagen School and advancing with the Paris and Aberystwyth schools of security studies. Security scholars often determine concept of securitization in a negative way, as a tool of manipulation used by an influential elite-person(s) who marks a particular issue as an existential threat to a referent object and uses his authority to create a public acceptance for the introduction of special measures, usually of military nature, to tackle it.

Conceptualised in this way, these analyses disregarded the potential positive mobilising and enabling power which this concept has in wider identification of global threats, raising awareness about consequences of these threats and in placing them on the level of high politics in order to find more effective and/or novel solutions. Therefore, in the last couple of years, literature on securitization has been enhanced by new approaches, which put forward the positive usage of the concept of securitization. However, even though its practical applicability was, to a certain extent, recognised by the contemporary debate, the theoretical and analytical framework of positive securitization is still underexplored and undeveloped.

This is why my doctoral research is focused on extending the concept of securitisation in the new direction by developing the theoretical and analytical framework of the concept of positive securitization in a specific context of tackling the issue of extreme poverty. I am analysing how, under which conditions, and with what potential effects can positive securitization be utilized as a tool to address the issue of extreme poverty. Moreover, I am analysing if the positive securitisation has already been used, how and if not, what were the obstacles. In the end, I am conducting an original theoretical testing by analysing the role of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) as securitising actors and the UN as functional actor of positive securitization.

 

Titre de la recherche: Une évaluation des possibilités d’usage du concept de sécuritisation positive (‘Positive securitization’) dans la lutte contre l’extrême pauvreté :
Focus sur les pays les moins développés comme acteurs de sécuritisation positive et les Nations Unies comme acteur fonctionnel positif

Abstrait: Ces vingt dernières années, la littérature scientifique consacrée à la sécurité s’est intéressée tout particulièrement au concept de sécuritisation, développé par l’Ecole de Copenhague d’abord et celles de Paris et d’Aberystwyth ensuite. Dans ce domaine, les chercheurs définissent généralement la notion de sécuritisation de manière négative, tel un outil de manipulation utilisé par les élites afin de désigner un problème particulier comme une menace existentielle pour un objet référent. Cette autorité est invoquée pour susciter l’approbation des citoyens quant à l’introduction de mesures spécifiques, souvent de nature militaire, afin de répondre à cette menace.

Conceptualisé de cette manière, ces analyses négligent la capacité de mobilisation positive et le pouvoir habilitant que le concept de sécuritisation positive revêt dans un cadre plus général d’identification des menaces globales, suscitant une sensibilisation aux conséquences de ces menaces et les plaçant au niveau des grandes questions politiques afin de trouver des solutions nouvelles et/ou plus efficaces. Ces dernières années, la littérature scientifique sur la sécuritisation s’est vue enrichie par de nouvelles approches, axées davantage sur l’usage positif de cette notion.

Cependant, malgré la reconnaissance de son application pratique, le cadre théorique et analytique de la sécuritisation positive reste relativement inexploré et insuffisamment développé. C’est pourquoi mon projet de recherche doctorale cherche à étendre le concept de sécuritisation positive, afin de déterminer comment, dans quelles conditions et avec quels effets potentiels, il peut être utilisé comme un outil dans le contexte spécifique de la lutte contre l’extrême pauvreté. Mon analyse s’attache également à déterminer si cette démarche a déjà été entreprise et de quelle façon, et dans le cas contraire à identifier les obstacles à sa mise en œuvre. Enfin, mon étude propose de tester les hypothèses théoriques grâce à l’analyse du rôle des pays les moins développés (LDC) comme acteurs de la sécuritisation et du rôle des Nations Unies (ONU) en tant qu’acteur de la sécuritisation positive.

 


Domaines d´intérêt

International Relations, Security Studies, Development Studies, Peace Studies