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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Normalisation in World Politics

6. Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert (2020), Normalisation 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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Routledge Handbook of State Recognition

5. Gëzim Visoka, John Doyle and Edward Newman (eds) (2019), Routledge Handbook of State Recognition, London: Routledge. Routledge Handbook of State Recognition is the first comprehensive and multidisciplinary companion to theoretical, comparative, and empirical aspects underpinning the recognition of states in international relations, international law, comparative politics, and international political theory. Although the recognition of states plays a central role […]

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Unravelling Liberal Interventionism: Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo

4. Gëzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu (eds) (2019), Unravelling Liberal Interventionism: Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo, London: Routledge. Despite calls for the decolonisation of knowledge, scholars who come from conflict-affected societies remained marginalised, excluded from the examination of the politics and impacts of liberal interventionism. This edited volume gives local scholars a platform from […]

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Acting Like a State: Kosovo and the Everyday Making of Statehood

3. Gëzim Visoka (2018), Acting Like a State: Kosovo and the Everyday Making of Statehood, London: Routledge. How do emerging states obtain international recognition and secure membership of international organisations in contemporary world politics? This book provides the first in-depth study of Kosovo’s diplomatic approach to becoming a sovereign state by obtaining international recognition and securing […]

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Shaping Peace in Kosovo: The Politics of Peacebuilding and Statehood

2. Gëzim Visoka (2017), Shaping Peace in Kosovo: The Politics of Peacebuilding and Statehood,Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. This book explores the prospects and limits of international intervention in building peace and creating a new state in an ethnically divided society and fragmented international order. The book offers a critical account of the international missions in Kosovo and traces […]

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