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Deconstructing Balkan Particularism: The Ambiguous Social Capital of Southeastern Europe

Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 45–65, January 2005

20 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2009  

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

Hertie School of Governance

Date Written: January 2005

Abstract

This article is concerned with particularism in the post-communist Balkans. First, it discusses notions such as particularism and social capital in a post-communist context, attempting to relate these two concepts to each other. Second, it provides a descriptive picture of particularism, informal behaviour and social capital in Southeast Europe based on a comparative survey conducted in 2003 in five countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. Third, it constructs explanatory models of social capital and discusses the policy implications for the region’s Europeanization.

Keywords: particularism, post-communist, Balkans, social capital, corruption

Suggested Citation

Mungiu-Pippidi, Alina, Deconstructing Balkan Particularism: The Ambiguous Social Capital of Southeastern Europe (January 2005). Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 45–65, January 2005 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1518964

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Contact Author)

Hertie School of Governance ( email )

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Berlin, 10117
Germany

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