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Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions

Elton Skendaj


In shaping the institutions of a new country, what interventions from international actors lead to success and failure? This book's investigation into Kosovo, based on national survey data, interviews, and focus groups, leads to some surprising answers. It highlights efforts to build the police force, the central government, courts, and a customs service. The book finds that central administration and the courts, which had been developed under local authority, succumbed to cronyism and corruption, challenging the premise that local “ownership” leads to more effective state bureaucracies. The p ... More

Keywords: Kosovo, police force, central government, courts, customs service, central administration, corruption, international actors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452949
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452949.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elton Skendaj, author
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, the University of Miami