The Harriman Institute presents a talk by Robert Hislope, Department of Political Science Union College.
Hislope will examine the transnational politics of anticorruption discourse and practices in the context of Macedonia’s post-communist transition. Unlike the other post-Yugoslav republics, Macedonia experienced a decade of relative ethnic calm and interethnic coalition government. In 2001, the country endured a six-month conflict that combined the interests of regional Albanian paramilitaries and a disaffected Albanian public within Macedonia. Hislope will addresses two basic questions: (1) what role did corruption play during Macedonia’s alternate periods of peace and conflict? And (2) how does the Macedonian experience reflect on theories of corruption?