A Critical Analysis of Corruption Theories with Macedonian Illustrations

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
12:00- 1:30 pm
1219 International Affairs Building

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?