This book uses a unique and innovative way to show the benefits and perils of decentralization as a mechanism to solve internal ethnic conflicts. It explores how administrative, fiscal, and political dimensions of decentralization have affected the process of ethnic minorities' accommodation in Kosovo. It provides analysis and answers on how decentralization has reduced the chances of a conflict. It also critically examines the impact of the agreement for establishing the Association of Serb Majority Municipalities on decentralization and the overall governance system of Kosovo.
Lenhard Hamza is an independent political scientist engaged in international development cooperation. He uses his fieldwork to research and create new ways of thinking on Decentralization and Local Governance in theory and practice.