Aleksandar Bogdanoski studies European Public Policy at the Department of Politics, University of York. He is interested in European integration, good governance and human rights.
June 5th, 2011 in Skopje, Macedonia: 23 year-old Martin Neskovski was beaten to death by an officer of the special police forces during the celebration after the election victory of VMRO-DPMNE, Macedonia’s ruling political party. Eyewitnesses confirmed seeing a police officer brutally beating the boy and dragging the body away from the crowd. In its initial reports during the two days following the boy’s death, the Ministry of Interior stated that there were no signs of violence on the victim’s body. The event immediately triggered series of peaceful street protests by thousands of young people in Macedonia and eventually lead to the conviction of one police officer.READ MORE
In this article, I aim to address the role of the Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA) in the process of nation-building within Macedonia’s transition, understood as in the concept of quadruple transition presented by Kuzio. The liberal concept of nation-building provides the basic theoretical framework for the assessment of the impact of the OFA.READ MORE