Conclusion: After Local Critiques

9. Gëzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu (2019), ‘Conclusion: After Local Critiques’, in Gëzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu (eds) Unravelling Liberal Interventionism: Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo, London: Routledge, pp. 178-182. This concluding chapter reflects on a number of cross-cutting findings, and charts potential avenues for future research. Often critiques of statebuilding are embedded on abstract […]

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Kosovo: Between Western and Non-Western States

8. Gëzim Visoka (2019), ‘Kosovo: Between Western and Non-Western States’, in Florian Bieber and Nikolaos Tzifakis (eds) The Western Balkans in the World: Linkages and Relations with Non-Western Countries. London: Routledge, pp. 108-125. This chapter offers an overview of Kosovo’s relationship with western and non-western states. It argues that Kosovo’s external linkages are predominantly determined by the historical […]

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Metis Diplomacy: The Everyday Politics of Becoming a Sovereign State

21. Gëzim Visoka (2019), ‘Metis Diplomacy: The Everyday Politics of Becoming a Sovereign State’, Cooperation and Conflict, 52(2): 167-190. How do emerging states obtain international recognition and secure membership of international organisations in contemporary world politics? This article explores the everyday politics of becoming a sovereign state in world politics. Using the concept of ‘metis’, this […]

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Critique and Alternativity in International Relations

20. Gëzim Visoka (2019), ‘Critique and Alternativity in International Relations’, International Studies Review,  https://doi.org/10.1093/isr/viy065. This article critically interrogates the episteme of alternativity in International Relations (IR) to rethink the purpose of critical knowledge in global politics. It questions what critical knowledge is for and whose purpose it serves. While alternativity is the very condition which has given […]

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Normal Peace: A New Strategic Narrative of Intervention

7. Nicolas Lemay-Hébert and Gëzim Visoka (2019), ‘Normal Peace: A New Strategic Narrative of Intervention’, in Ho-Won Jeong (ed.) Conflict Management and Transformation: Theory and Practice, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 27-46. International actors have used multiple discursive frameworks for justifying interventions, from human security to the responsibility to protect, and, most recently, resilience-building. We […]

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Annual Review of Kosovo’s Foreign Policy

Gëzim Visoka (2018), Annual Review of Kosovo’s Foreign Policy, Prishtina: Prishtina Institute for Political Studies. This policy study offers a comprehensive and reflexive review of Kosovo’s foreign affairs in 2018, examining most relevant events and developments with regard to expanding diplomatic recognition and membership in international bodies, in advancing the Euro-Atlantic integration, in cultivating bilateral […]

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Agents of Peace: Place, Identity and Peacebuilding

6. Gëzim Visoka (2018), ‘Agents of Peace: Place, Identity and Peacebuilding’, in Christine Agius and Dean Keep (eds), Identity Making, Displacement and Rupture: Performing Discourses of Belonging, Place and Being, Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 71-87.  This chapter proposes a new account of the identity of agents in conflict-affected societies. It investigates how place and performativity shape […]

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The European Union’s Practice of State Recognition: Between Norms and Interests

19. Edward Newman and Gëzim Visoka (2018), ‘The European Union’s Practice of State Recognition: Between Norms and Interests’, Review of International Studies, 44(4): 760-786. This article explores the European Union’s (EU) practices of international state recognition in a transitional international order. It illustrates the difficulties that the EU has encountered in attempting to reach a collective […]

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The Foreign Policy of State Recognition: Kosovo’s Diplomatic Strategy to Join International Society

18. Edward Newman  and Gëzim Visoka (2018), ‘The Foreign Policy of State Recognition: Kosovo’s Diplomatic Strategy to Join International Society’, Foreign Policy Analysis, 14(3): 367-387.  This article explores the policies and activities undertaken by Kosovo as it seeks diplomatic recognition under conditions of contested statehood and transitional international order. Existing debates about diplomatic recognition – in particular, […]

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The Promise and Future of Neo-Functional Peace: A Reply to Bergmann and Niemann

17. Gëzim Visoka and John Doyle (2018), ‘The Promise and Future of Neo-Functional Peace: A Reply to Bergmann and Niemann’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 56(2): 439-455.  Julian Bergmann and Arne Niemann claim that ‘neo-functional peace’ was insufficiently conceptualised and empirically unsubstantiated. They draw on the original neo-functionalist literature to propose a logic of spill-over to […]

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