Event Title

Policy-making in the context of security and interethnic relations in the Western Balkans

Session

Security Studies

Description

A special importance in creating security, not only within the state, but also in a wider context, regional and international, is undoubtedly the policy-making. The Balkan region, and in particular the Western Balkans, has been, and continues to be, a hostage of bad policy-making for decades, both in terms of economic development and security within the region. From the provocative policy-making, from the non-separation of the politics of these states, in particular from the Serbian state, from the political mentality of the past, the region continues to be troubled even today.

The paper deals precisely with the political mentality, and the lack of political reforms to overcome the provocative policies and the patriarchal political mentality, towards the integration policies of the region in the European Union. A change of political approach, especially in Serbia, is necessary for interethnic reconciliation, and overcoming the long-standing interethnic hatreds that continue to dominate Serbian politics and the region in general. Policy-making in the Western Balkan countries must be changed to accelerate the pace of economic development and integration of the region, otherwise the region will continue to remain under the fever of unrest and uncertainty.

Keywords:

Policy Making, Interethnic Relations, Western Balkans, Political Reform, etc.

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.134

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Policy-making in the context of security and interethnic relations in the Western Balkans

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

A special importance in creating security, not only within the state, but also in a wider context, regional and international, is undoubtedly the policy-making. The Balkan region, and in particular the Western Balkans, has been, and continues to be, a hostage of bad policy-making for decades, both in terms of economic development and security within the region. From the provocative policy-making, from the non-separation of the politics of these states, in particular from the Serbian state, from the political mentality of the past, the region continues to be troubled even today.

The paper deals precisely with the political mentality, and the lack of political reforms to overcome the provocative policies and the patriarchal political mentality, towards the integration policies of the region in the European Union. A change of political approach, especially in Serbia, is necessary for interethnic reconciliation, and overcoming the long-standing interethnic hatreds that continue to dominate Serbian politics and the region in general. Policy-making in the Western Balkan countries must be changed to accelerate the pace of economic development and integration of the region, otherwise the region will continue to remain under the fever of unrest and uncertainty.