LOCAL NGOS AND FOREIGN DONORS RELATIONSHIP IN THE CONTEXT OF PEACE-BUILDING A qualitatite analysis of the frictional encounter local/global in peace-building practices in postindependence Kosovo
This Master Thesis investigates the current role of LNGOs in delivering and implementing peace-building projects in the context of post-independence Kosovo. Due to LNGOs financial dependency from foreign donors, their role in peace-building has been questioned and challenged. The aim is to examine to what extent LNGOs are implementing the process of peace-building from below with regard to the relationship LNGOs/foreign donors. Semi-structured interviews with members from LNGOs in Kosovo have been carried out in order to collect empirical evidence to analyze the above objective. The relationship LNGOs/foreign donors has been framed according to the theory of frictional encounters between local/global and its possible outcomes. The empirical evidences show interesting results from the encounter LNGOs and foreign donors in Kosovo, which prove the possibility for LNGOs to pursue local needs and priorities in peace-building practices despite their financial dependency from foreign donors. This Thesis aims to fill the existing gap in peace-building and conflict resolution field.