Perspectives Southeastern Europe #3: Captured states in the Balkans

Perspectives Southeastern Europe #3: Captured states in the Balkans

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29. Sep. 2017
Heinrich Böll Foundation Southeastern Europe
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Place of Publication: Sarajevo
Date of Publication: September 2017
Number of Pages: 62
License: CC-BY-NC-ND
Language of Publication: english

The international community, especially the EU an its member states, seems clumsy and even over-burdened in light of the recklessly proceeding patronage networks in the Balkans: The approach of local ownership which has been propagated for a long while is dangerously ignoring the real balance of power in those countries. How could citizens deal with very diffuse networks, if there are no intact correctives, no free, no independent justice?

Table of contents:

Captured state in the Balkans

Introduction

State capture in the Balkans – l’état c’est nous!
Marion Kraske

Introductory note – peculiarities of state capture
Srđan Dvornik

Who captures what?

Kidnapped state or state sponsored kidnapping
Žarko Puhovski

Modes and instruments of state capture

BiH’s un-reformable public administration – an instrument of state capture
Bodo Weber

Dismantling Bosnia and Herzegovina’s fractured authoritarianism
Jasmin Mujanović

State capture: how to save the Macedonian democratic consolidation and EU enlargement
Zhidas Daskalovski

Judiciary as a mechanism of state capture: external actors, party patronage and informality
Arolda Elbasani

Serbia: hijacked and appropriated state
Đorđe Pavićević

State capture in the Western Balkans
Leon Runje

Culture and media

Ethno-geo-political entrepreneurs and the creation of internal homelands in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sead Turčalo

Impotent media and potent business-political oligarchy
Helena Puljiz

Uneducation policy: captured education
Nenad Veličković

Experiences with captured states

Successfully maintained obstructions
Zlatko Dizdarević

Local captured state – an empirical view
Nives Miošić-Lisjak

The story of a party’s attempt to prevent democratic alternation of power
Jovan Bliznakovski

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