Clientelism and the Abuse of Power in the Western Balkans

  title={Clientelism and the Abuse of Power in the Western Balkans},
  author={B. Radelji{\'c} and V. Đorđevi{\'c}},
  journal={Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={597 - 612}
ABSTRACT Clientelism has played a key role in consolidation of informal power politics in the Western Balkans. While focusing on Serbia and Kosovo, we argue that such networks and the ruling political and economic elites have become inseparable, having a direct influence on the two countries’ EU integration process. By analysing the Serbia-Kosovo-EU triangle, we address the form and content of the system engineered by the Belgrade and Priština elites and establish its relevance for the EU’s… Expand
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The EU Rule of Law Initiative Towards the Western Balkans
  • Andi Hoxhaj
  • Political Science
  • Hague Journal on the Rule of Law
  • 2020
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