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dc.contributor.editorGordy, Eric
dc.contributor.editorEfendic, Adnan
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-25T07:39:46Z
dc.date.available2021-10-25T07:39:46Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifierONIX_20211025_9783034337731_7
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51156
dc.description.abstractThis book contains collection of articles which provide policy implications related to the problem of achieving substantive reform on the basis of harmonising legislation in Western Balkan (WB) countries with the standards of the European Union (EU). While WB states have generally been successful in adopting legal reforms that make up a part of EU conditionality, many laws remain unenforced, amounting to "empty shells." In the space between law, as it is written, and practices as they are engaged in everyday life, exists a gap, characterized by informality, clientelism, and exchange often based on strong tie relationships. Some instances of informality undermine the goal of establishing rule law and contribute to corruption. Others offer valuable solutions to persistent social problems or represent traditional vehicles of social cohesion that should be promoted. The recommendations in this book seek to address both constructive and damaging instances of informality, and to identify policy measures that can help to harmonise not only legislation, but existing informal practices on the ground.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInterdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPA Political science & theory
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPH Political structure & processes
dc.subject.otherBalkans
dc.subject.otherEfendic
dc.subject.otherformal
dc.subject.otherinformal
dc.subject.otherinstitutions
dc.subject.otherMeaningful
dc.subject.otherpractices
dc.subject.otherreform
dc.subject.otherWestern
dc.titleMeaningful reform in the Western Balkans
dc.title.alternativeBetween formal institutions and informal practices
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3726/b15146
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye927e604-2954-4bf6-826b-d5ecb47c6555
oapen.relation.isbn9783034337731
oapen.relation.isbn9783034337748
oapen.relation.isbn9783034337755
oapen.relation.isbn9783034337274
oapen.series.number22
oapen.pages212
oapen.place.publicationBern


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