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The Resource Creating Kosovo : international oversight and the making of ethical institutions, Elton Skendaj

Creating Kosovo : international oversight and the making of ethical institutions, Elton Skendaj

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Creating Kosovo : international oversight and the making of ethical institutions
Title
Creating Kosovo
Title remainder
international oversight and the making of ethical institutions
Statement of responsibility
Elton Skendaj
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In shaping the institutions of a new country, what interventions from international actors lead to success and failure? Elton Skendaj's investigation into Kosovo, based on national survey data, interviews, and focus groups conducted over ten months of fieldwork, leads to some surprising answers. Creating Kosovo highlights efforts to build the police force, the central government, courts, and a customs service. Skendaj finds that central administration and the courts, which had been developed under local authority, succumbed to cronyism and corruption, challenging the premise that local "ownership" leads to more effective state bureaucracies. The police force and customs service, directly managed by international actors, were held to a meritocratic standard, fulfilling their missions and winning public respect. On the other hand, local participation and contestation supported democratic institutions. When international actors supported the demobilization of popular movements, Creating Kosovo shows, they undermined the ability of the public to hold elected officials accountable.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skendaj, Elton
Dewey number
949.71
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nation-building
  • Democratization
  • Democracy
  • International agencies
  • Kosovo (Republic)
Label
Creating Kosovo : international oversight and the making of ethical institutions, Elton Skendaj
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Building effective bureaucracies and promoting democracy in Kosovo -- Contested statehood -- Deadly cocktail -- Without fear or favor -- Mass mobilization and democracy in Kosovo -- Creating constituencies for state building and democratization
Control code
FIEb17678444
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 217 pages
Isbn
9780801452949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879583401
Label
Creating Kosovo : international oversight and the making of ethical institutions, Elton Skendaj
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Building effective bureaucracies and promoting democracy in Kosovo -- Contested statehood -- Deadly cocktail -- Without fear or favor -- Mass mobilization and democracy in Kosovo -- Creating constituencies for state building and democratization
Control code
FIEb17678444
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 217 pages
Isbn
9780801452949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879583401

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