2014 | 4(30) | 281-293
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The Outbreak of the Albanian-Macedonian Armed Conflict in 2001 – the Economic Situation

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In the discussion of the armed conflict in Macedonia the economic theory of civil war was used, presented by Paul Collier, Anke Hoeffler and Dominic Rohner. The authors of the theory based their assumptions on a “feasibility hypothesis”, that is the possibility of a rebellion, claiming that “where a rebellion is possible, it will take place”, with relevant economic factors in place. Once they were analysed, it became clear that they were very important in the case of Macedonia as the economic crisis offered some groups of Albanians reasons for expressing their dissatisfaction more radically as well as claims vis à vis the state authorities in Skopje, but also led to corruption, discontinuation of reforms, and illegal trade on a large scale.
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