. Re-examining the International Development Assistance to Southeast Europe: time for a post-functionalist approach?

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Abstract

In the last decade, a wide literature has critically analysed individual aspects
related to the role and the impact of international aid to Southeast Europe (SEE),
bringing to light both its successes and failures. However, 22 years after the
communist collapse and the Yugoslav dismemberment, a broad re-examination
of the aid policies pursued in SEE and of the rationale behind these policies is
becoming increasingly necessary, in light of (a) the global financial and
economic crisis, (b) the sharp decline of support from external bodies and (c) the
persistence of controversial and unresolved conflicts and rivalries at the macroregional level, particularly where reconciliation remains to be reached. Therefore,
this article aims to discuss whether, under these new conditions, the support so
far offered to SEE requires the most relevant donors to change their strategy and
methods in order to achieve the proclaimed goals of stability, development and
integration into the Euro-Atlantic framework, which appears to be still fragile in
the region under scrutiny
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)347-365
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2014

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