From Kanun to Capacity Building: “The Internationals”, Civil Society Development and Security in the Balkans.

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Abstract

This paper provides an anthropological definition of "security" to discuss the nature of international intervention in the Balkans. Using examples from the author's development work in Albania, it describes how the international project implementation carried on by development NGOs interacts with local customary laws such as the Albanian 'kanun'. Projectization has created new project elites, but the fundamental problems of security and uncertainty will not be solved by creating new Western style NGOs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Intervention in the Balkans since 1995
EditorsPeter Siani-Davies
PublisherRoutledge
Pages136-157
ISBN (Print)0415298342
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

author's contact: Steven.Sampson@soc.Lu.se
for information on this volume see http://www.questia.com/library/book/international-intervention-in-the-balkans-since-1995-by-peter-siani-davies.jsp

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Social Anthropology

Keywords

  • NGOs
  • civil society
  • security
  • Balkans
  • Albania
  • development
  • capacity building
  • social anthropology

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  • De la Kanun la Capacity Buliding

    Translated title of the contribution: Romanian translation of From Kanun to Capacity BuildingSampson, S., 2004, In: Sfera Politicii. 12, nr. 107, p. 31-44

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