Europeanization of the Western Balkans: Environmental by Adam Fagan, Indraneel Sircar

By Adam Fagan, Indraneel Sircar

Following the violent conflicts within the Nineteen Nineties, the internationally-driven peace development missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia were changed by way of concepts to push either nations in the direction of ecu Union accession.

The states offer an attractive distinction. The advanced, fragmented associations in Bosnia-Herzegovina resulted from an the world over imposed structure, as a part of an formidable venture to construct a nation from scratch. Serbia inherited its administrative and technical capacities from Yugoslavia, so the transformation is targeted on adapting practices from the former regime to conform with eu criteria.

Focusing on a specific coverage area – environmental governance – the e-book considers how new associations are created and the way they improve along present constructions on a countrywide and european point. It analyses consultative techniques round significant infrastructure initiatives in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia funded through foreign monetary associations equivalent to the area financial institution which will verify to what quantity overseas companies and different governmental and non-governmental firms have contributed to environmental governance in keeping with ecu most sensible practice.

Show description

Read Online or Download Europeanization of the Western Balkans: Environmental Governance in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia PDF

Best war & peace books

Civilian Jihad: Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization, and Governance in the Middle East

The center East, a region infamous for political violence and a democratic deficit, boasts a wealthy yet little-known historical past of nonviolent civilian-led struggles for rights and freedoms. Ordinary Egyptians, Palestinians, Turks, Israelis, Iranians, Kuwaitis and different heart Easterners have, during the last century, used "weapons" together with boycotts, moves, demonstrations, sit-ins, and other methods of civil disobedience and noncooperation to courageously challenge entrenched energy and to enhance democratic self-rule.

Profiles in Humanity: The Battle for Peace, Freedom, Equality, and Human Rights

This compelling e-book tells the inspirational tales of fellows and girls who fought for peace, freedom, equality, and human rights in the course of the 20th century. those brave contributors contain prime figures akin to Mahatma Gandhi, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr. , Nelson Mandela, VOclav Havel, and Mikhail Gorbachev, in addition to Nobel Prize winners Aung San Suu Kyi, Andrei Sakharov, and Muhammad Yunus.

Enlightened War: German Theories and Cultures of Warfare from Frederick the Great to Clausewitz (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)

Enlightened battle investigates the a number of and complicated interactions among struggle and Enlightenment concept. even supposing the Enlightenment is typically pointed out with the beliefs of development, everlasting peace, cause, and self-determination, Enlightenment discourse opened up in the course of a interval of lengthy ecu war from the Seven Years' struggle to the Napoleonic conquest of Europe.

Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism

"I hugely suggest [Addicted to conflict] to someone who's attracted to studying the reality approximately US wars. "—Glenn Greenwald, writer of No position to conceal: Edward Snowden, The NSA and The U. S. Surveillance State"This is an important comedian ebook ever written. . . . it's my wish that you just learn this ebook and cross it alongside to as many folks as you could.

Extra resources for Europeanization of the Western Balkans: Environmental Governance in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia

Example text

In addition to institutionalizing social dialogue across the post-communist states and formally involving non-state actors in policy deliberation, the EU’s insistence on informational rights for citizens and civil society actors represented a significant juncture in establishing the foundations for new governance. In its provision of assistance and tutelage, the Commission’s strategy underwent significant change after the late 1990s in terms of a far greater focus on using assistance to achieve compliance, and to use funding frameworks in order to instrumentalize the governance role of Europeanizing Environmental Governance 27 civil society organizations as non-state actors.

These policing agencies acted independently and without co-ordination, and thus there was no unified ‘security space’ within BiH (Muehlmann, 2008). Secondly, beyond the arguments for operational efficiency of abolishing the sub-state police services, the police reform as centralization had strong symbolic content in undoing the ethno-national separation that characterized post-Dayton BiH. However, such a change to the policing arrangements in RS would be an affront to the very essence of the Bosnian Serb-dominated entity: the decentralized institutions (especially in the security sector) provided an insurance policy to underline Bosnian Serb autonomy within the governmental structures (Fagan, 2010).

2 For non-state actors (and NGOs in particular), the challenges include not just the acquisition of technical/scientific knowledge, but also transactional and participatory activism capacities (Petrova & Tarrow, 2007). The CEE states that entered the EU in 2004 (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia), and the countries that entered in 2007 (Bulgaria and Romania) faced a number of significant difficulties in appropriating EU environmental standards and adapting their bureaucratic structures in order to implement the new directives effectively (Carmin & VanDeveer, 2004; Parau, 2009).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 25 votes