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The West’s state-building policy in Kosovo requires a radical overhaul

Capussela, Andrea Lorenzo (2016) The West’s state-building policy in Kosovo requires a radical overhaul. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (05 May 2016). Website.

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How successful has the West been in implementing its state-building process in Kosovo? Andrea Lorenzo Capussela writes that despite extensive support from the West, Kosovo still ranks poorly on a number of key indicators and has a persistent problem with organised crime and corruption. He argues that if the West is unable or unwilling to confront Kosovo’s leadership and expose them to political and economic competition, as it pledged to do when it supported the territory’s independence, it should scale down its involvement to the level of other countries in the region.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 17:19
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:29

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