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THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL POLICY ON SUSTAINABLE PEACEBUILDING THE CASE OF KOSOVO

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304:355.019(497.115) Scientific article
THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL POLICY ON SUSTAINABLE
PEACEBUILDING THE CASE OF KOSOVO
ВЛИЈАНИЕТО НА СОЦИЈАЛНАТА ПОЛИТКА НА ОДРЖИВОТО
ГРАДЕЊЕ МИР - СЛУЧАЈОТ НА КОСОВО
Novica Nakov, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


ABSTRACT: This paper examines some of the contradictions that arise as a result of policies implemented during the peace building process in relation to the underlying goal of building positive peace. Previous research in the field of social policy provides evidence that social policy is a useful instrument for improvement of socio-economic conditions for large groups of people in a country. The analysis of the case of Kosovo presented here suggests that countries that have experienced conflict do not put attention or effort towards systematic use of these inst uments, and that the typical usage is that of ad-hoc, short-term policies whose long-term effects are questionable. I argue that the existing trend of guiding the peace building process by a neoliberal agenda is at least part of the reason why instruments of social policy are limited and narrow. As a result, counterintuitively, welfare of citizens turns out not on the top of the list of priorities. To overcome this situation, I argue that intervention is needed in three areas: first, that peace accords consider the long-term goals of a society they are aimed at, second, that similar awareness and subsequent adjustment of policies must exist among the international organizations involved in the peace building operations, and third that, broad and in-depth inclusion of state-level and local communities must be ensured.
Keywords: Conflict, Economic policy, Neoliberalism, Peace building, Social policy.

АПСТРАКТ: Овој труд испитува некои од спротивностите кои настануваат како резултат на политиките кои се применуваат за време на процесот на градење на мирот, а во врска со главната цел за градење на позитивен мир. Истражувањата во полето на социјалната политика нудат докази дека таа е корисен инструмент за подобрување на социо-економските услови на големи групи луѓе во една земја. Анализата на случајот на Косово презентирана овде сугерира дека земјите што имаат искусено конфликт не



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