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Nation Failure, Ethnic Elites, and Balance of Power

The International Administration of Kosova

Authors: Rama, Shinasi A.

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  • Examines theories of nation-building, state-building and peace-building and analyses their effectiveness
  • Presents a historical view of Kosova's nation-building process, including the role of international administration
  • Assesses the role of ethnic elites in undermining the nation-building process, sustaining ethnic conflict and dividing the new state along ethnic lines
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This book examines the history of nation-building in Kosova as a model of how the theories behind nation-building, state-building and peace-building can succeed or fail. The author argues that two missing factors led to successful state-building but failed nation-building in Kosova: the balance of power and the ethnic elite. The author uses his unique expert knowledge gained over thirty years of study to present a thorough overview of international administration and nation-building in Kosova.

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Shinasi A. Rama is Clinical Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics, New York University, USA. He served as Senior Political Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Interim Government of Kosova in the US. His research focuses on international relations and comparative politics.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-57

    Rama, Shinasi A.

  • The Security Syntheses and the Transformation of the Other into a Deadly Existential Threat

    Pages 59-124

    Rama, Shinasi A.

  • From Gandhian Pacifism and Communitarianism to the War and the Warlordism: The Adjustment of the Albanian Security Synthesis

    Pages 125-156

    Rama, Shinasi A.

  • Failed Negotiations, Intervention, and Ethnocide: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of the Security Syntheses

    Pages 157-185

    Rama, Shinasi A.

  • Kosova as a Chessboard: The Centrality of the Balance of Power

    Pages 187-214

    Rama, Shinasi A.

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05192-1
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Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05191-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nation Failure, Ethnic Elites, and Balance of Power
Book Subtitle
The International Administration of Kosova
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05192-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05192-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05191-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 344
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