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

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посветуваат доволно внимание или не вложуваат доволно напор за систематска употреба на овие инструменти, и дека типичната употреба е на ad-hoc, краткоторчни политики чии долгорочни ефекти се под знак прашалник. Аргументирам дека постоечкиот тренд на водење на процесот на градење мир согласно неолибералната агенда најмалку е дел од причината зошто инструментите на социјалната поликата се ограничени и тесни. Како резултат, контра-интуитивно, благосостојбата на граѓаните не се наоѓа на врвот на листата на приоритети. За да се надмине оваа ситуација, аргументирам дека е потреба интервенција во три области: прво, дека мировните договори треба да ги земат предвид долгорочните цели на општествата; второ, дека согласно со ова, меѓународните организации вклучени во мировните операции треба да ги прилагодат своите програми така што тие ќе им служат на целите; и трето, дека е потребна широка и сеопфатна вклученост на државата и локалните заедници во процесот на градење мир.
Клучни зборови: Градење на мирот, Економска политика, Конфликт, Неолиберализам, Социјална политика. 

INTRODUCTION
Post-conflict peace building is a complex endeavor, as states need to address collapse of political institutions, economic decline and unemployment, physical and psychological trauma of citizens, all at the same time. The peace building process has several facets. First, in present-day conditions it is mostly concerned with establishing peace after intrastate conflicts usually in underdeveloped (or developing) countries. Second, its aim is to bring positive peace, meaning not just absence of war, but removal of reasons for conflict and of possibilities for its recurrence. Third, the international community, represented through international organizations, alliances and powerful states, is heavily involved. Fourth, given their relative power, the political-economy promoted by these organizations and states is channeled throughout the process. Fifth, post-conflict states are faced with little choice as conditions for financial help and donations are often bundled with the proposed reforms.
High level of unemployment coupled with former militants who are also jobless is a typical problem for a post-conflict country. The intuitive approach to solving this is providing more jobs from by state in the public sector. However, at the same time, given the nature of the peace building operations, states are confronted with the  emand to shrink their public sector and public spending in general. Countries are also pushed to create a more competitive labor market. While meritocracy may be something that is presupposed in the markets of developed countries, what is needed in post-conflict conditions may indeed



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