Statehood and Recognition in World Politics: Towards a Critical Research Agenda

This article offers a critical outlook of existing debates on state recognition and proposes future research directions. It argues that existing knowledge on state recognition and the dominant discourses, norms and practices needs to be problematised and freed from power-driven, conservative, positivist and legal interpretations and reoriented in new directions in order to generate more […]

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The Geopolitics of State Recognition in a Transitional International Order

Edward Newman and Gëzim Visoka, ‘The Geopolitics of State Recognition in a Transitional International Order’, Geopolitics, accepted and forthcoming.  This article explores how geopolitical rivalries and tensions associated with multipolarity in a transitional international order, driven by shifts in great power influence, are shaping the international politics of state recognition. It considers the diplomatic discourse and […]

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International Intervention and Relational Legitimacy

20. Gëzim Visoka (2020), ‘International Intervention and Relational Legitimacy’, in Oliver P. Richmond and Roger Mac Ginty (eds) Local Legitimacy and International Peacebuilding. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 44-68. Link: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-local-legitimacy-and-international-peacebuilding.html

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Statehood and Recognition: An Introduction

10. Gëzim Visoka (2022), Statehood and Recognition: An Introduction, London: Routledge. This textbook aims to offer students a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to statehood and recognition in world politics. Statehood and Recognition: An Introduction offers a comprehensive introduction to the history, theories, debates, and practices that underpin dynamic subject of statehood and recognition in world politics. […]

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The Derecognition of States

9. Gëzim Visoka (2021), The Derecognition of States, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. This book is the first comprehensive study of the derecognition of states in world politics. It offers a global and comparative outlook of this under-explored diplomatic practice, guided by a new conceptual framework and informed by original empirical research. Although […]

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The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies

8. Oliver Richmond and Gëzim Visoka (eds) (2021), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. This encyclopaedia provides a comprehensive overview of major theories and approaches to the study of peace and conflict across different humanities and social sciences disciplines. Peace and conflict studies (PCS) is one of the major sub-disciplines of international […]

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The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding and Peace Formation

7. Oliver Richmond and Gëzim Visoka (eds) (2020), The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding and Peace Formation. New York: Oxford University Press. The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation offers an authoritative and comprehensive overview of peacebuilding, statebuilding, and peace formation. With contributions from over thirty distinguished and leading scholars, the Handbook provides a timely, engaging, and critical […]

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Normalization in World Politics

6. Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert (2022), Normalization in World Politics, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. This book seeks to critically interrogate different praxeological invocations of normalcy and normalisation in world politics. The concepts of normalcy and normalisation have been variously defined in different disciplines, making the notions essentially contested and contingent on semantic […]

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