New Publication on Elite Corruption in Post-conflict Kosovo

PhD student Chris Jackson published a research paper in the Journal of European Integration. The study, entitled “The EU and rule of law development in Kosovo: EULEX, domestic spoilers, and a two-level commitment problem,” addresses the problem of persistent elite corruption in post-conflict Kosovo. The author argues that despite the presence of the EU Rule of Mission (EULEX) since 2008, it has failed to convict prominent officials, perceptions of corruption are high, and perceptions of EULEX performance are low. Findings indicate that EULEX has responded to spoiling signals from elites and refrained from prosecuting those capable disrupting the dialogue.

The study is available through Taylor & Francis Online.