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Towards 2nd Generation of Security Sector Reforms in Macedonia
Towards 2nd Generation of Security Sector Reforms in Macedonia

Author(s): Andreja Bogdanovski, Magdalena Lembovska
Subject(s): International Law, Governance, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: North Macedonia; Security Sector Reforms; Ministry of Defense; Intelligence Agency; Ministry of Interior; internal control; Public Internal Financial Control; legislative; multilateral security cooperation; reforms;
Summary/Abstract: The peaceful dissolution from communist Yugoslavia in the 90s, together with the experiences from and after the Internal Armed Conflict in 2001 and the efforts to join EU and NATO make Macedonia an interesting case for observing how its security sector governance has evolved and whether it has actually succeeded in institutionalising good practices. This policy paper, therefore, aims at identifying the trends and the main challenges for governance of Macedonia’s security sector for the period 2009 - 2012 in three arenas: externally (through the Parliament), internally (through the executive control) and lastly, the control over the spending of public funds. The authors of this publication try to illuminate the stage to which Macedonia has progressed in the implementation of the second generation of Security Sector Reforms identified by Timothy Edmunds as “the consolidation of previous reforms, and the effective and efficient operation of institutions and procedures at a sustainable cost for the state and society.”

  • Page Count: 69
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English