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Bojan Bugarič

Bugarič is returning to the Center after having been a Visiting Scholar here in 2005. An Associate Professor of Law at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, he has published numerous articles on comparative constitutional law, comparative administrative law, European Union Law and law and development. His most recent publications include an article called Law and Development in Central and Eastern Europe: Neoliberal Development State and its Problems published by Cambridge University Press.

At the Center, Bugarič will be working on his book project Authoritarianism versus Democracy in Post Communist Europe. The book will examine why constitutional democracies in Central and Eastern Europe struggle to maintain the rule of law as they face the challenges of the Euro crisis. His work will examine what makes institutions in Western democracies more resilient.

Bugarič served as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of the Interior in the Slovenian government from 2000-2004. He was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in 1998. He holds a Doctor of Juridical Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Law from UCLA.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Associate Professor of Law, University of Ljubljana