Events

Legal Culture and Anti-Corruption Reform: Preliminary Findings of National Survey and Focus Groups Data

June 14, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Webcast
Available
Watch

As Serbia, Macedonia and Kosovo aim to harmonize their laws with the European Union, little is known about their legal culture and the extent to which European legal transfers are accepted in these countries. Using nationally representative surveys, focus groups, and in-depth interviews in Serbia, Macedonia  and Kosovo, this research project maps legal cultures in these countries and investigates the limits of anti-corruption reform.

Elton Skendaj, Visiting Research Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies of the University of Notre Dame, will present preliminary findings from the surveys and focus groups concerning the legal cultures in these countries, public and minority perceptions of corruption and anti-corruption reform, and will assess which actors are considered the drivers of anti-corruption reform.

Twice a fellow at the Wilson Center, Elton Skendaj holds a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University and has taught at various universities in the USA and Albania. He has also been a trainer with international organizations, including the United Nations and the US Institute for Peace. Skendaj has previously developed and implemented a peace education joint project with the UN Department for Disarmament Affairs and the Hague Appeal for Peace. His book manuscript (under review at the Wilson Center Press and Cornell University Press) examines the role of international actors in building effective state bureaucracies and democratic institutions in post-war societies. His current project with the Norwegian research institute FAFO investigates anti-corruption reforms in the Western Balkans. In addition, Skendaj serves as a consultant with USAID and is  working on an article about how international organizations learn to improve their effectiveness in the areas of rule of law, democratization, and peacebuilding.

Location: 
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Elton Skendaj // European Studies Research Scholar
    Ph.D., Department of Government, Cornell University
    Back to top
      
    Event Resources: 

    Skendaj's presentation was also covered by VOA Albania. To read the full text, or listen to the the interview, available in Albanian, please click here.

    Back to top

    EMAIL UPDATES

    Wilson Center Photo Gallery

    Browse or share photos from the Wilson Center’s events.

    Upcoming Events

    To Attend an Event

    Unless otherwise noted:

    Meetings listed on this page are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required unless otherwise noted. All meetings take place at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Please see map and directions. Allow time for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required for entry.

    To confirm time and place, contact Maria-Stella Gatzoulis on the day of the event: tel. (202) 691-4188. Check this page for the latest updates and notices.

    Experts & Staff

    • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
    • Kristina N. Terzieva // Program Assistant
    • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant