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Civil society and transitions in the Western Balkans

Author: Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic; James Ker-Lindsay; Denisa Kostovicova
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: New perspectives on South-East Europe.
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This book examines the ambiguous role played by civil society in state-building, democratisation and post-conflict reconstruction in the Western Balkans. In doing so, it challenges the received wisdom that civil society is always a force for good. Civil society actors have helped create the conditions for new, more constructive relations inside and between former Yugoslav countries. But, their agency has also  Read more...
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Civil society and transitions in the Western Balkans.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
(OCoLC)811729076
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic; James Ker-Lindsay; Denisa Kostovicova
ISBN: 9781137296252 1137296259
OCLC Number: 825053690
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Civil Society and Multiple Transitions: Meanings, Roles and Effects; D. Kostovicova & V. Bojicic-Dzelilovic --
PART I: STATE-BUILDING --
The European Commission, Enlargement Policy and Civil Society in the Western Balkans; J.O'Brennan --
Civil Society and 'Good Governance' in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia: An Assessment of EU Assistance and Intervention; A. Fagan --
Contesting the Rule of Law: Civil Society and Legal Institutions; I. Rangelov --
A Practitioner's Viewpoint; G. Venneri --
PART II: DEMOCRATISATION --
Democratisation Through Defiance? The Albanian Civil Organisation 'Self-Determination' and International Supervision in Kosovo; S. Schwandner-Sievers --
Nationalism and Civil Society Organisations in Post-Independence Kosovo; F. Strazzari & E. Selenica --
The Diaspora Dilemma: Croatian-American Civil Society Institutions and their Political Role in the Democratisation of the Homeland; A. Brkanic --
From Post-Communist to Uncivil Society in Macedonia; N. Markovic --
A Practitioner's Perspective; J. Hanson --
PART III: POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION --
Civil Society and the Bosnian Police Certification Process: Challenging 'the Guardians'; G. Collantes-Celador --
The Paradox of Demobilising a Civil Protection Actor: Build-up and Stand-down of the KPC in Kosovo; J. Narten --
Serbian Civil Society as an Exclusionary Space: NGOs, the Public and 'Coming to Terms with the Past'; J. Obradovic-Wochnik --
Facing the Past While Disregarding the Present? Human Rights NGOS and Truth-Telling in Post-Milosevic Serbia; M. Ostojic --
A Practitioner's Perspective; F. Hartmann --
Conclusion; J. Ker-Lindsay.
Series Title: New perspectives on South-East Europe.
Responsibility: edited by Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, James Ker-Lindsay, Denisa Kostovicova.

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