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The International Element, Statehood and Democratic Nation-building

Exploring the Role of the EU and International Community in Kosovo’s State-formation and State-building

Authors: Doli, Dren

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  • Provides an in-depth mapping of the challenges arising from disputed statehood and unilateral secessionist claims
  • Highlights how complicit elements of ‘multilateral international involvement’ and ‘constitutive recognitions’ remain inherently present in modern state emergence and state-building processes
  • Demonstrates how democratization as a non-orthodox statehood criterion is steadily gaining new momentum and is demonstrated par-excellence in the case of Kosovo
  • Explains how the EU was able to streamline its mode of intervention in the context of state-building and reform
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This book represents a unique endeavor to elucidate the story of Kosovo’s unilateral quest for statehood. It is an inquiry into the international legal aspects and processes that shaped and surrounded the creation of the state of Kosovo. Being created outside the post-colonial context, Kosovo offers a unique yet controversial example of state emergence both in the theory and practice of creation of states. Accordingly, the book investigates the legal pathways, strategies, developments and policy positions of international agencies/actors and regional players (in particular the EU) that helped Kosovo to establish its independence and gradually acquire statehood.

Although contested, Kosovo, and its quest for statehood, represents a unique example of successful unilateral secession. The book therefore explores and analyses patterns of state formation and nation-building in Kosovo, and its transition to democracy. It presents a three-level assessment. First, seen from a historical perspective, the book examines the validity of the right of Kosovar-Albanians to self-determination and remedial secession. Second, from a legal positivist perspective, it scrutinizes all of the legalist arguments that support Kosovo’s right to statehood, and claims that both traditional and legality-based criteria for statehood remain insufficient to determine whether Kosovo has achieved statehood. Third, from a post-factum perspective, the book analyzes the scope and extent to which the internationally blended element was decisive in Kosovo’s state-formation and state-building processes. It explains how the EU’s involvement as an ‘internationally blended element’ in Kosovo’s efforts to achieve statehood was instrumental and played a crucial role in shaping the emerging state. In particular, the book elaborates on how the EU was able to streamline its mode of intervention in the context of state-building and reform.

 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • State Formation, State-Building and International Element

    Pages 3-10

    Doli, Dren

  • History, Identity and Myths. How Narratives of the Past [Are] Shape[ing] the Present?

    Pages 11-31

    Doli, Dren

  • Legitimacy Through Missing Consensus. Kosovo and the 1244 Resolution, Vienna Negotiations and Ahtisaari Plan: The Starting Point for the ‘International Element’

    Pages 33-51

    Doli, Dren

  • International Element, Quest to Statehood and International Law

    Pages 53-93

    Doli, Dren

  • Kosovo’s Quest for Statehood: From Unilateral Secession to Recognition

    Pages 95-129

    Doli, Dren

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05995-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05994-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The International Element, Statehood and Democratic Nation-building
Book Subtitle
Exploring the Role of the EU and International Community in Kosovo’s State-formation and State-building
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05995-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05995-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05994-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 232
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations
Topics