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Report: Informal life of Political Parties in Western Balkan Societies

In the Western Balkans, those who seek benefits from political parties have almost six times the odds to being pressured to exchange their vote for money/favors than those who do not seek help. The fact is revealed within the...

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INFORM: Presentation of a scientific research on political clientеlism in the Balkans on a New York convention

Borjan Gjuzelov, associate researcher at IDSCS, presented the initial findings of the study “Political clientelism in the Western Balkans: Perpetuum mobile for re-election?” on the 22nd Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities which took...

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INFORM Newsletter#1: Leaders’ meetings-(In)formalising political decision-making in Southeast Europe

This analysis of “leaders’ meetings” (the practice of resolving substantive political disputes in private meetings between party leaders, thus circumventing legislative and other decision- making institutions) in four Balkan countries, demonstrate that the practice while efficient, suffer from an...

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INFORM Newsletter #1: We research election corruption, leaders meetings, economy, the public, institutions and human relations in Western Balkans

Case study overview In its first year of operation, INFORM researchers have produced five case studies on informal practices in four domains: politics, economics, interaction between the public and institutions, and regulation of interpersonal relationships. In the political sphere,...

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Inform Newsletter #1: On the importance of informality

Although we study informal institutions, we do not see them as “primordial” or resulting from the unchangeable” culture of Balkan societies. Quite the contrary. We think that in every cycle of important changes in these societies, there comes about...

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INFORM London inaugural workshop researching the formal and informal institutions in the Balkans

On 30 September 2016, an inaugural workshop will be held in London, launching the project INFORM (INT-10-2015) “Closing the gap between formal and informal institutions in the Balkans”, carried out in the framework of the scientific research and innovation...

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Regional INFORM Workshop in Ohrid

In the period from 29 August to 01 September 2016 the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” (IDSCS) organized a workshop in Ohrid for the purpose of developing a survey questionnaire as part of the scientific research project “INFORM: Closing...

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IDSCS will research informal institutions through a project from the Horizon 2020 programme

Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” as part of a consortium of organizations led by University College London has been awarded a grant from the prestigious program of the European Union for research and innovation, Horizon 2020 entitled “INFORM: Closing...