This is a research project that is being implemented by a consortium of seven think tank organizations from the Western Balkans (IDM (Albania), Analitica (Macedonia), IMO (Croatia), KCSS (Kosovo), CSS (BiH), BCSS (Serbia) and CEDEM (Montenegro)) in cooperation with the NUPI (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs). This project is supported by the Research Council of Norway. The purpose of the research project is to explore if and how the security regime in the Western Balkans is transforming from a conflict formation towards a security community. In order to do that the overarching theoretical literature for each researcher is ‘security communities’ theories by identifying the mechanisms and trace processes which can be observed in each country.
The research methodology will be guided by ‘practice theories’ and professionals’ theories. As a result of the project, different articles and papers will be published on e-journals and a final book with a chapter on each country will be published in 2013.
A website with the main findings, literature reviews and contributions from the researchers will be a further contribution to the research in the Western Balkans.