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About Sonja Avlijaš

Sonja Avlijaš is a writer and a researcher at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies at Sciences Po, Paris. She holds a PhD in political economy from the London School of Economics and is interested in the dynamics of capitalism in post-socialist Eastern Europe and in the role of negative emotions in politics. Follow her on twitter @sonjaavlijas.

Articles by Sonja Avlijaš

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why positive thinking isn’t neoliberal

By discouraging the use of powerful self-healing and self-development tools we may weaken those who are already disempowered.

Why we should embrace the good, the bad and the ugly

Since democracy is a form of dependency on the will of others, we need to work a lot harder to overcome our narcissism and belief that we know best.

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