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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
April 19, 2014
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Dejan Guzina

Dr. Dejan Guzina

Associate Professor and Chair

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.2225
Fax: 519-746-3655
Office Location: Room 4-120, Dr. Alvin Woods Building
Office Hours: Winter 2014: by appointment only
Personal Website:

My research intersects comparative democratization, ethnic conflict management, and external state and nation building in post-conflict states. It is mainly concerned with the evaluation of political institutions in divided political systems. I am particularly interested in power-sharing institutions, federalism, and citizenship and minority rights in the context of the Western Balkans.

My publications should be viewed or downloaded on the following external website:

My current research is on the role of the European Union as the global conflict manager. As a recipient of CIGI Collaborative Research Award in 2012, I’m engaged in a two-year project on the EU’s accession policies and state building in the Western Balkans (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia). The specific focus of the project is on the region’s central challenges to European integration: bringing war criminals to justice, pervasive corruption at the state level and the lack of structural security and juridical reforms.

MA supervision

Graduate students that are interested in writing MRPs in the area of my expertise are more than welcome to contact me. I encourage them to contact me sooner rather than later. The fall schedule is extremely busy and the sooner they decide on the topic the more time they will have for their research proposals.


2006 – Associate Professor

2001 – 2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

2000 – 2001 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Democracy, Queen's University, Kingston

1997 – 2001 Sessional Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa


Ph.D., Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, 2000

M.A., Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, 1995