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Informality, inequality and social reintegration in post-war transition

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2013) Informality, inequality and social reintegration in post-war transition. Studies in Social Justice, 7 (2). pp. 211-228. ISSN 1911-4788

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Abstract

This article seeks to reconceptualize the notion of informality in the post-war context in order to investigate the neglected aspect of inequality which is associated with this kind of practice. It locates the problem of widespread informality in the social transformation triggered by a war that has been sustained by the post-war elite accommodation. Inequities created by a routine resort to informal arrangements in accessing assets and resources generate mistrust at the interpersonal, inter-group and institutional levels, sharpen a sense of discrimination and social injustice, and in the end, undermine post-war social reintegration. The argument draws on observations from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/SSJ/ind...
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Research centres and groups > Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit
Research centres and groups > Justice and Security Research Consortium (JSRP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2013 13:27
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/52175/

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