Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a researcher at the Centre for Political Science Research at the same faculty. He is an associate researcher at the University of Edinburgh, School of Law, where he acts as a country expert in the Citsee project. His research interests include citizenship concepts, debates and regimes, new modes of governance, parliamentary cohesion, electoral studies, youth, gender and civil society. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 peer reviewed articles in international journals and scientific volumes and 3 scientific monographs. He has experience with international research projects and networks, either as co-responsible or as a researcher. Past projects he worked on have been funded by the Slovenian research agency, European Union’s FP6 framework, European Science Foundation of the European Union and various other national agencies.