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By Margo Thomas, Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic

ISBN-10: 940179345X

ISBN-13: 9789401793452

ISBN-10: 9401793468

ISBN-13: 9789401793469

Developing and ‘transition’ economies face myriad demanding situations of their makes an attempt to accomplish and continue political balance and foster the industrial development crucial for nationwide defense, the social future health of present voters and sustainable environments for destiny generations. Governments within the Western Balkans have striven to accomplish all the above, and this quantity assesses the character in their reviews in addition to the extent in their good fortune in doing so. that includes particular case experiences of public coverage reforms within the sector in addition to comparative research on various symptoms, the ebook analyzes the function of key gamers in surroundings the political time table in addition to enforcing coverage reforms. It additionally distils the teachings that may be realized from the Western Balkan event, recommending suggestions for reinforcing the coverage making technique. additionally, it examines the developmental function performed by way of the whole spectrum of coverage actors, together with the non-public quarter, NGOs, exact curiosity groupings, foreign monetary associations, donor international locations and the EU.

Each case research has been ready through lecturers with deep wisdom and event of the western Balkans and addresses a middle set of questions: picking out the coverage factor and its broader context, defining the jobs of particular contributors in formulating coverage and reform and assessing the impact of networks and coalitions within the coverage making technique. With so little particular literature on public coverage making in a bunch of countries strategically located among Europe, Russia and the close to East, the distinct insights supplied by means of this quantity could be extensively welcomed.

Our publication presents case stories of particular public coverage reform episodes in chosen Western Balkan post-conflict and transition international locations. the focal point of those case reports extends past the technical features and involves substantive exam of the coverage actors, constituencies and politics that finally form the coverage that emerges from the coverage making method. This research attracts classes for strengthening the standard of regulations, the transparency, consistency, and governance of the coverage making procedure and finally for contributing to fiscal and social improvement of the region.

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Some forms of social protection safety schemes have appeared everywhere, often with local variations in the amounts allocated and variable conditions of eligibility for assistance (Deacon et al. 2007). All systems of social protection are strongly influenced by the institutional framework of the former common state. In the social protection system (which includes material benefits and social 28 M. Babović and D. Vuković services), the most important role is played by the centres for social work (CSW) as decentralized units of the ministry responsible for social affairs.

10 % in Montenegro (Vukasović 2009). As we have seen, in recent years there has been an increasing share of students at private higher education institutions, and a significant number of self-financing students at state universities (57 % of all students in Serbia). Tuition fees for self-financing students at state universities in Belgrade range from EUR 560 to 2,500; this amount also includes costs of administrative fees and textbooks. At private faculties in Belgrade, 1 year of study costs between EUR 1,500 and 3,500.

It is evident that the primary function of employment services is to register the unemployed and determine their rights to unemployment benefits and health insurance; however, provision of services such as vocational guidance, counselling, implementation of active measures is underdeveloped (MCP 2010, 26). In most countries in the region, privatisation of employment mediation has not taken significant effect. Private employment agencies are registered, but rare estimates indicate that they do not play a large part in the recruitment process.

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