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Planting The Tree Upside Down?: Perspectives on Actors' Influence on the Development of Democracy in Kosovo
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study explores different actors’ perceptions on how the democratization process is being influenced in Kosovo. It is based upon empirical facts gathered during a field study in Kosovo. The material was mainly gathered through interviews with different representatives from international organizations present in Kosovo and with members of the Kosovar political elite.

The theoretical standpoint in the study draws on the theory of polyarchy for defining the concept of democracy, and the two-level game. The interaction between domestic and international actors within the democratization process is highlighted.

The conclusions are that different actors are influencing the ongoing democratization process in Kosovo, mainly international external ones acting in several ways and on different levels. This influence is considered by the international community and the domestic political elite to be necessary both for the continued development of democracy and for the preservation of stability. However as the influence has more or less become institutionalized, problems occur when responsibility is handed over to domestic authorities without accountability being made clear.

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2007. , p. 45
Keywords [en]
Kosovo, Democratization, Actors, International Community, Domestic Political Elite, Polyarchy, Two-level game
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-1616OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-1616DiVA, id: diva2:205450
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Available from: 2007-09-19 Created: 2007-09-19 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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