Doctoral candidate in Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University.
Specialist research areas:
Radical right environmentalism in Central-East Europe.
Balsa Lubarda completed his MA in Security Studies in the department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, where his thesis focused on the conceptual development of Green Nationalism. His master’s degree was funded by the Chevening Scholarship Programme.
His research focuses on the convergence of right-wing politics, particularly its radical strands, and environmental topics (climate change, biodiversity, energy security, environmentally-friendly forms of agriculture) in post-socialist realms. Balsa’s doctoral Project combines qualitative methods, such as interviewing members of the radical right in Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland, and discourse and network analysis. He also writes about topics concerning environmental security and politics in Central-East Europe and the Balkans.