Jelena Lončar

Jelena Lončar

Jelena Lončar is a PhD candidate at the University of York, UK and a teaching assistant at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science. Her academic interest includes issues of ethnic politics, national minorities and political representation. Her research is focused on the Balkans, primarily Serbia and Kosovo. She is a co-editor of Ethnopolitics Papers. She recently published a book chapter “Power-sharing in Kosovo: effects of ethnic quotas and minority veto” (In Teokarevic, J., Baliqi B., Surlić S. (ed.), Perspectives of a Multiethnic Society in Kosovo.

To UNESCO or not to UNESCO: Serbian Cultural Heritage in Kosovo between Sovereignty and Protection

No event after Kosovo’s unilateral proclamation of independence in 2008 has attracted so much public attention in Serbia as its failed attempt to become the member of the UNESCO. Despite victorious headlines in several Serbian media outlets, one could easily describe the result as the Pyrrhic victory for Serbia. On October 21 the UNESCO Board agreed to vote on Kosovo, which is still not in the UN but recognized by 108 of its members, for the UNESCO...