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The Challenges of State-building: A study of the state-building process in Kosovo

Xhelili, Laureta LU (2012) STVK12 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
After four years of independence, Kosovo continues to face severe social, political and economic challenges that pose several threats to the development and legitimacy of the new state.

A field study was carried out in Kosovo in January–March 2012 with the purpose of creating a deeper understanding of the state-building process and test Alan Whaites’s theory of responsive and unresponsive state-building. The theory suggests that there are three dimensions of responsive state-building; political settlements, survival functions and expected functions. To understand whether the state-building in Kosovo can be characterized as responsive or unresponsive, the thesis looks at five distinct areas of the process; the political landscape,... (More)
After four years of independence, Kosovo continues to face severe social, political and economic challenges that pose several threats to the development and legitimacy of the new state.

A field study was carried out in Kosovo in January–March 2012 with the purpose of creating a deeper understanding of the state-building process and test Alan Whaites’s theory of responsive and unresponsive state-building. The theory suggests that there are three dimensions of responsive state-building; political settlements, survival functions and expected functions. To understand whether the state-building in Kosovo can be characterized as responsive or unresponsive, the thesis looks at five distinct areas of the process; the political landscape, democracy and rule of law, economic and social rights, civil society, and the role of the international community.

Semi-structured interviews made it possible to study how the state-building is proceeding and the challenges it is facing. Additionally to the empirical findings, various reports and articles have been used to support the outcome of the research. (Less)
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author
Xhelili, Laureta LU
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organization
course
STVK12 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Kosovo, State, State-building, Democracy, Sovereignty
language
English
id
2544486
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2012-06-28 10:15:56
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  abstract     = {After four years of independence, Kosovo continues to face severe social, political and economic challenges that pose several threats to the development and legitimacy of the new state. 

A field study was carried out in Kosovo in January–March 2012 with the purpose of creating a deeper understanding of the state-building process and test Alan Whaites’s theory of responsive and unresponsive state-building. The theory suggests that there are three dimensions of responsive state-building; political settlements, survival functions and expected functions. To understand whether the state-building in Kosovo can be characterized as responsive or unresponsive, the thesis looks at five distinct areas of the process; the political landscape, democracy and rule of law, economic and social rights, civil society, and the role of the international community.

Semi-structured interviews made it possible to study how the state-building is proceeding and the challenges it is facing. Additionally to the empirical findings, various reports and articles have been used to support the outcome of the research.},
  author       = {Xhelili, Laureta},
  keyword      = {Kosovo,State,State-building,Democracy,Sovereignty},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Challenges of State-building: A study of the state-building process in Kosovo},
  year         = {2012},
}