M. Isailovic MSc.

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PhD Researcher


Marija Isailovic is a PhD researcher at the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis of the Institute of Environmental Studies (IVM) at Vrije University in Amsterdam. Before enrolling as a PhD candidate at IVM, Marija graduated MSc at the interdisciplinary Master programme in International Development and Management at Lund University, Sweden, and BA in English language and Literature at Belgrade University, Serbia. In addition, she has a broad experience in conducting research on various sustainability issues in the context of the south and south-east Asia and Small Island Developing States in the Pacific’s.

Together with Oscar Widerberg and under the supervision of Philipp Pattberg, Marija will be working on the research project “Coping with Fragmentation: Assessing and Reforming the current Architecture of Global Environmental Governance” in the next four years at IVM. Based on different methodological treatments, they will develop an integrated analytical framework for measuring the degree of fragmentation in the issue areas of climate change, biodiversity and marine ecosystem governance, examine its causes and consequences across different levels and scales of governance, and finally propose some response options.


Fragmentation of global environmental governance in the issue area of climate change, biodiversity and maritime governance; Role of non-state agency and emerging institutional arrangements; North-South dynamics; Discourse analysis; Social network analysis; Project management and change management

Academic training

2013-presentPhD candidate in Environmental Policy Analysis, Institute of Environmental Studies, UV University, the Netherlands
2010-2012          MSc International Development and Management, Lund University, Sweden
2006-2010BA English language and Literature, Belgrade University, Serbia

Professional employment history

2011-2012Project Manager and Research Assistant intern at Stockholm Environment Institute- Asia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
2010-2010Project Research Leader at Heuristic Communications, Belgrade, Serbia
2008-2009Project Coordinator and Research Assistant at Helsinki Committee of Human Rights, Belgrade, Serbia


Isailovic, M. (2012): Where are the Farmers? Assessing Environmental Justice in Collaborative Watershed Management in the upper-most part of the Mae Cheam Watershed, Northern Thailand. Master thesis, Lund University, Sweden.

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