Kosovo – from State of Welfare Emergency to Welfare State?

16 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2015 Last revised: 19 Feb 2016

Date Written: October 12, 2012


This article discusses Kosovo’s post-conflict welfare transformation. It builds upon Inglot’s concept of emergency welfare, which describes how incomplete states have historically been responding to diverse challenges, such as wars, crisis, regime changes, thus developing certain adjustment patterns, which have become their system’s blueprint. Despite the ‘path-departing’ elements of the new welfare structures, devised mainly as a product of international post-conflict intervention, Kosovo’s welfare system continued to display the weaknesses inherent to its emergency blueprint, typical of an unfinished state.

Keywords: Kosovo, welfare, post-conflict

Suggested Citation

Stambolieva, Marija, Kosovo – from State of Welfare Emergency to Welfare State? (October 12, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2687677 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2687677

Marija Stambolieva (Contact Author)

University of Kassel ( email )

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Nora-Platiel-Straße 1
34109 Kassel, Hessen 34127

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