The ‘Kafkaesque Accountability’ of International Governance in Kosovo

6. Gëzim Visoka (2012), ‘The ‘Kafkaesque Accountability’ of International Governance in Kosovo’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 6(2): 189-212. This article explores the institutionalized and legalized forms of ‘unaccountability’ evident during the United Nation’s protracted and extensive administration of Kosovo, which were implemented to protect the UN from liability in case the United Nations Interim Administration […]

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The Obstacles to Sustainable Peace and Democracy in Post-Independence Kosovo

1. Gëzim Visoka (2012), ‘The Obstacles to Sustainable Peace and Democracy in Post-Independence Kosovo’, in Carol Rank and Marwan Darweish (eds), Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Contemporary Challenges and Themes, London: Pluto Press, pp. 32-43. This chapter investigates how the prospects for building a sustainable peace, establishing a democratic polity and consolidating sovereignty in Kosovo are constrained by […]

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International Governance and Local Resistance in Kosovo: The Thin Line between Ethical, Emancipatory and Exclusionary Politics

5. Gëzim Visoka (2011), ‘International Governance and Local Resistance in Kosovo: The Thin Line between Ethical, Emancipatory and Exclusionary Politics’, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 22(1): 99-125. This paper examines the emergence and implications of local resistance against the practice of liberal peace-building in post-conflict Kosovo, as pursued by the international community and local authorities. Exploring the […]

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The Obstacles to a Sustainable Peace and Democracy in Post-Independence Kosovo

This article examines how the prospects for building a sustainable peace, establishing a democratic polity and consolidating sovereignty in Kosovo are constrained by a number of endogenous and exogenous factors. The article highlights how the fragmentation of sovereignty is affected by Serb parallel structures and an overlapping and divided international presence, and how social emancipation […]

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The Complex Nature and Implications of International Engagement after Kosovo’s Independence

3. Gëzim Visoka and Grace Bolton (2011), ‘The Complex Nature and Implications of International Engagement after Kosovo’s Independence’, Civil Wars, 13(2): 189-214. This article examines the implications of two distinct phases of international engagement in Kosovo. We argue that a number of flaws developed during UNMIK’s administration (1999–2008), which continue to undermine Kosovo’s stability. We then […]

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Minority Consultative Bodies in Kosovo: A quest for effective emancipation or elusive participation?

2. Gëzim Visoka and Adem Beha (2011), ‘Minority Consultative Bodies in Kosovo: A quest for effective emancipation or elusive participation?’, Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 10(1): 1-30.  This paper examines the extent to which effective political participation can be achieved through minority consultative bodies, and what obstacles and shortcomings can potentially occur in […]

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Human Security as ‘Ethnic Security’ in Kosovo

1. Adem Beha and Gëzim Visoka (2010), ‘Human Security as ‘Ethnic Security’ in Kosovo’, Human Security Perspectives, 7(1): 83-101. In Kosovo, the concept of human security is invoked in a three-fold manner. First of all, the international community has applied human security for the purpose of maintaining a fragile peace and stability in Kosovo. For the […]

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Recognizing Kosovo’s independence: Remedial secession or earned sovereignty?

Grace Bolton and Gëzim Visoka (2010), ‘Recognizing Kosovo’s independence: Remedial secession or earned sovereignty?’, SEESOX Occasional Paper, No. 11/10, SESSOX, University of Oxford.  This paper examines the main justifications for recognising Kosovo’s independence: ‘remedial secession’ and ‘earned sovereignty’. Our paper begins by examining the applicability of the doctrine of remedial secession to Kosovo, the justifications for which […]

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