The 18th generation of School for Political Studies today participated in the first seminar on “State and Society: Political Orientation, Governance and Political Order”.
During the lectures participants had the opportunity to discuss, among others, about: state and governance; the concept of justice as a prelude to the state; statehood as a concept in relation to international law and international relations; representation in government etc; Kosovo’s responsibility to fulfill the reforms of the EU integration process vis-a-vis recent developments in the EU and the implications of enlargement policy; the creation of political systems; the design and dimensions of the political system of the Republic of Kosovo; the legitimacy of the state as a concept and as a practice; state building through international intervention; state building face to face with the idea of the nation in the case of Kosovo, factors that interfere with governance and why states fail.
The seminar concluded with discussions on key topics in Kosovo politics at the moment: Transitional justice, documentation, the situation created so far and what awaits us in relation to war crimes and peace-building; current circumstances and objectives of the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue process.
Among other things, the participants had the opportunity to meet with Ms. Doris Pack and talk about the challenges that Kosovo and European countries are facing.
On 27 December, the first meeting with journalists was held as part of the program “Journalists in the field of energy and environment”. During this meeting the detailed program was presented for the participants as well as the current situation in Kosovo regarding energy and environment policies.
On July 7, the Pristina Institute for Political Studies (PIPS) published the policy analysis "Rationalization of Independent Agencies and Regulators in Kosovo". The analysis drafted after a period of several months of research provides an overview of the current situation of public administration reform, namely the implementation of the rationalization of independent, executive and regulatory agencies.
School for Political Studies has held an online lecture & discussion with Dr. Gëzim Visoka on the topic "Peace through mutual recognition: The current situation in Kosovo and future opportunities".