A senior CRPM Researcher developed a study on the Implementation of the Ohrid Agreement in the Public Sector: Equitable and Just Representation of Citizens. The study was published in Macedonia in the Aftermath of the Framework Agreement, Vladimir Milchin et al, (eds.), FOSIM: Skopje, 2006. The book examines the effects of the 2001 Ohrid Framework Agreement on the socio-political processes in Macedonia.
CRPM RESEARCH ON “LIBERAL THEORY AND CHALLENGES OF MULTICULTURALISM-THE CASE OF MACEDONIA”
A senior CRPM Researcher developed a study on the Liberal Theory and the Challenges of Multiculturalism in Macedonia. The study was published in Multiculturalism in Macedonia: An Emerging Model, Ivan Dodovski. (ed.) FOSIM: Skopje, 2005. This book, examines how Macedonia developed(s) a specific model of managing inter-ethnic and inter-cultural relations.
SOCIO ECONOMIC DYNAMICS OF SHTIP AND GOSTIVAR
The main project purpose is research in order to generate the data necessary for analysis of socio-economic conditions and identification of the comparative advantages of both municipalities. The research will be conducted by two experienced researchers, led by D-r. Zhidas Daskalovski, who will often travel to the two municipalities, collect information and in the later stage analyze the data on the basis of which the final report will be produced. This will not be costly undertaking since it requires only the basic administrative costs; the travel expenses for the fact-finding missions in Shtip and Gostivar; and the fees for the two principal researchers to be covered. The indicators through which it can be measured if these objectives have been achieved are the following:
The project is planned for a period of one year and is divided in three phases. The first phase is planned to last for six months, when the data and essential information on local economic development of the two municipalities will be collected. In the next stage that data will be analyzed and developing potentials or possible disparities will be identified. In the third phase the final report will be written, discussed and disseminated. The last two phases are also planned to last for six months.
NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY – REGIONAL MEETING
The Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM), in cooperation with the CSES of the University of Michigan, the Albanian Political Science Association (ALPSA), the Kosovo Institute for Research and Development (KIPRED), Forum for Ethnic Relations-FER and Centre for Free and Democratic Elections-CESID both from Serbia and Montenegro (to be identified in the forthcoming weeks with your assistance) organized a regional meeting to explore the possibilities to work together on a National Election Study project region wide. This project is aimed at generating data on the regional political and electoral dynamics by using individual level variables, system level variables within a country, and variables related to regional political issues. In principle, the research would lead to the generation of knowledge to be used by the general public, academics, and researchers. At the moment no comprehensive elections studies have been done on Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo and Serbia and Montenegro.