Neven Cvetićanin

Year of obtaining the highest degree

The year of receiving the highest degree of professional qualification PhD 2007.

Fields of research

international relations; geopolitics; philosophy/sociology of politics; philosophy/sociology of history

Current research projects

geopolitics; geostrategy; international relations; foreign policy


The year of receiving the highest degree of professional qualification PhD 2007.

Neven Cvetićanin obtained degrees in philosophy, political science, sociology and history. He has published several books and dozens scientific articles.

He is employed at the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade as Senior Research Associate. Between 2012 and 2014 he served as member of Serbian parliament – National Assembly (MP) and was a member of the parliamentary Committee for Education, Science and Technological Development, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on the Constitution and Legislation.

His research areas of intrest are global analysis, international relations, geopolitics, politics of Balkans, politics of European Union, politics of Central and Eastern Europe, strategic geopolitical developments in the 21st century, political ideology, political philosophy and political sociology.

Neven Cvetićanin 1999. graduated Philosophy at Faculty of Philosophy at University of Belgrade, with highest grades as the first in generation. He finished 2001. and 2002. specialized courses “European Studies” and “Cultural and Gender Studies” at Alternative Academic Educational Network in Belgrade (AAOM). He received 2003. his MA at Department of Political Philosophy at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade on the theme of contemporary German political philosophy titled “Practical philosophy of Carl Schmitt”, with summa cum laude.

He defended 2007. Ph.D. thesis “Civil and anti-civil understanding of politics – the relationship between Right, Center and Left in political field of Europe” at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, Department of Political Sociology. Post-doctoral studies in history and politics Dr Cvetićanin ended in the 2009/2010 season in the UK, in Scotland, at the University of Stirling, with a final thesis entitled “Dialectic of Political Mechanics”. In 2013 Dr Cvetićanin was at short study visit dedicated to “Utilization of Clean and Renewable Energy” in Changsha, China.

He is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of German and Spanish language.

Scholarships, fellowships, grants

  • scholarship of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for postdoctoral studies
  • scholarship of the Government of Montenegro for talented students
  • scholarship of the European Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Work in education

former lecturer at the Belgrade Open School, frequent lecturer at summer schools organized by domestic and European academic institutions

Major publications

Cvjetićanin, Neven (2004). Evropska desnica između mača i zakona. Beograd: Filip Višnjić.

Cvjetićanin, Neven (2008). Epoha s one strane levice i desnice. Beograd: Službeni Glasnik, Institut društvenih nauka.

Cvjetićanin, Neven (2016). Državništvo modernog doba. Beograd: Arhipelag, Institut društvenih nauka.

Cvjetićanin, Neven (2016). Politička mehanika i veština državništva. Beograd: Arhipelag, Institut društvenih nauka.

Cvjetićanin, Neven (2018). Slepe ulice istorije; Elita, diskontinuitet i legitimitet. Beograd: Arhipelag, Institut društvenih nauka.

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