Experimentation and Extraction in Reintegration Governance: the case of Kosovo
Schlagworte:reintegration, return, local migration governance, Kosovo, extraction
This article focuses on the governance of reintegration in Kosovo, where return and reintegration has been an issue since 1999. Drawing on qualitative empirical and desk research, we argue that Kosovo's reintegration governance landscape is a site of experimentation and extraction in relation to the policy objectives of destination countries prioritizing returns. Extraction occurs as the management of returnee reintegration becomes an opportunity for revenue generation for multiple state and non-state as well as transnational and local actors. Experimentation concerns innovations and testing mainly initiated by donors and international actors, then appropriated by local partners. The paper contributes to the understanding of specific mechanisms of reintegration governance, modes of practice and power relations between multiple actors operating at different scales.
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