Inequalities in Western Balkan countries and challenges in post- pandemic period

Vuković, Ana and Jovanović, Predrag and Ostojić, Ivana (2021) Inequalities in Western Balkan countries and challenges in post- pandemic period. In: International scientific conference “Towards a better future: state and society” : Bitola 15-16 October, 2021 : conference proceedings. "St. Kliment Ohridski" University, Faculty of law - Kicevo, Bitola, pp. 87-106. ISBN 978-608-4670-19-3

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In the decade that preceded Covid-19 pandemic income inequality and poverty risk in the Western Balkan countries were reduced. Part of the paper will include an analysis of the basic causes of social inequalities as well as the relationship between society and the state in that context. High economic inequalities and poor governance go hand in hand which is particularly evident in transitional countries with underdeveloped institutions, weak rule of low and control of corruption. Western Balkan countries entered the pandemic crises with huge gap to the OECD countries in terms of rule of law and control of corruption, as indicators of good governance. Since governance is recognized as one of major factors for overcoming economic crises as well as for reduction of inequalities, Western Balkan countries have to make significant efforts to achieve good governance standards.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: income inequality, social inequalities, education, governance, rule of law, control of corruption, state capture.
Institutional centre: Centre for economic research
Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2022 22:07
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2022 22:07

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