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Kosovo by Tim Judah

Title Kosovo
Author Tim Judah
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2008-09-29
Category Political Science
Total Pages 208
ISBN 0199741034
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared its independence, becoming the seventh state to emerge from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. A tiny country of just two million people, 90% of whom are ethnic Albanians, Kosovo is central-geographically, historically, and politically-to the future of the Western Balkans and, in turn, its potential future within the European Union. But the fate of both Kosovo, condemned by Serbian leaders as a "fake state" and the region as a whole, remains uncertain. In Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know?, Tim Judah provides a straight-forward guide to the complicated place that is Kosovo. Judah, who has spent years covering the region, offers succinct, penetrating answers to a wide range of questions: Why is Kosovo important? Who are the Albanians? Who are the Serbs? Why is Kosovo so important to Serbs? What role does Kosovo play in the region and in the world? Judah reveals how things stand now and presents the history and geopolitical dynamics that have led to it. The most important of these is the question of the right to self-determination, invoked by the Kosovo Albanians, as opposed to right of territorial integrity invoked by the Serbs. For many Serbs, Kosovo's declaration of independence and subsequent recognition has been traumatic, a savage blow to national pride. Albanians, on the other hand, believe their independence rights an historical wrong: the Serbian conquest (Serbs say "liberation") of Kosovo in 1912. For anyone wishing to understand both the history and possible future of Kosovo at this pivotal moment in its history, this book offers a wealth of insight and information in a uniquely accessible format. What Everyone Needs to Know? is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

Title The Kosovo Conflict and International Law
Author Heike Krieger
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2001-07-12
Category History
Total Pages 601
ISBN 0521800714
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Kosovo Conflict provides the material relating to Kosovo's pre-1999 status in Yugoslavia, the human rights situation, diplomatic efforts to settle the crisis, military action against Yugoslavia and the international community's response, court action relating to the conflict, and the implementation of the principles for a political solution with an international civil and security presence in Kosovo. An analytical introduction provides the historical and political context as well as an overview of the various legal aspects of the conflict. A chronology and detailed index make the documents more accessible.

Elegy For Kosovo by Ismail Kadare

Title Elegy for Kosovo
Author Ismail Kadare
Publisher Arcade Publishing
Release Date 2000
Category Fiction
Total Pages 121
ISBN 1559705280
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Inspired by the brutal ethnic cleansing that took place in 1997 and 1998 in Kosovo, this collection of three stories explores the historical backdrop and implications of the killings for the people involved in both sides of the conflict.

Kosovo by Mary Buckley

Title Kosovo
Author Mary Buckley
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2001-01-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0826456707
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nato intervention in Kosovo marked a major turning point in post cold war international relations. While some western commentators argued that it was the first war to be fought on purely moral grounds, Serbian, Russian and Chinese assessments were sharply different.This highly original addition to the literature on Kosovo highlights the importance of perspective to an understanding of both the causes and consequences of war. It makes clear that the conceptual lenses, paradigms or frameworks through which political actors view reality in turn affect their understanding of the behaviour of others and their reactions to it. The authors, a team of regional experts on the countries covered, examine the way the war has been understood in countries involved in and peripheral to the conflict. Their aim is to provide a broad yet highly nuanced picture of this focal point of Balkan unrest.The book opens with an introduction to the historical and regional context of the conflict. The authors go on to present twelve case-studies, ranging from Serbia, and the other former Yugoslav republics, to the USA and to China. These detailed regional studies highlight the considerable variation in the key states' perceptions of their national interest and their perceptions of what constitutes legality or legitimacy. In each case, domestic constraints are explored and the ways in which differing perspectives of political and military leadership fed into the crisis are examined. Further thematic chapters determine the war's consequences and the lessons to be drawn in terms of the wider issues of refugees, humanitarian intervention, European security, and geopolitics.

Kosovo by Gail Warrander

Title Kosovo
Author Gail Warrander
Publisher Bradt Travel Guides
Release Date 2007
Category Travel
Total Pages 296
ISBN 1841621994
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Kosovo is likely to become an independent state in 2007, making this Bradt guide a ‘must-buy’ for visitors from the country’s diaspora (which is believed to number over a million), for the many NGOs living out there and, as always, for those keen to explore off the beaten track. Ringed by high mountains crossed by a series of conquerors over the centuries, the country boasts Ottoman mosques, Serbian Orthodox churches, monasteries, vineyards and extravagant KLA war memorials. The capital Pristina offers a surprising contrast with its growing number of vibrant restaurants, bars and shops, along with Kosovo’s top ski resort, Brezovica, which offers some of the best skiing in southeastern Europe.

Understanding The War In Kosovo by Florian Dr Bieber

Title Understanding the War in Kosovo
Author Florian Dr Bieber
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2003
Category History
Total Pages 350
ISBN 0714653918
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book offers a comprehensive academic survey of developments in Kosovo leading up to, during and after the war in 1999. It examines the underlying causes of the war, the attempts by the international community to intervene and the nature of the war itself. It critically examines the international administration in Kosovo since June 1999 and contextualizes it within the relations of Kosovo to neighbours and as part of the larger European strategy for southeastern Europe with the stability pact. This book does not seek to promote a single interpretation of the conflict and its aftermath, but brings together intellectual arguments from all areas, including political science, sociology, law, gender and media studies and economics. The contributors are academics from Kosovo, Serbia, Europe, North America and beyond.

Lessons Of Kosovo by Aleksandar Jokic

Title Lessons of Kosovo
Author Aleksandar Jokic
Publisher Broadview Press
Release Date 2003-02-26
Category Political Science
Total Pages 184
ISBN 155111545X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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International law makes it explicit that states shall not intervene militarily of otherwise in the affairs of other states; it is a central principle of the charter of the United Nations. But international law also provides an exception; when a conflict within a state poses a threat to international peace, military intervention by the UN may be warranted. (Indeed, the UN Charter provides for an international police force, though nothing has ever come of this provision.) The Charter and other UN documents also assert that human rights are to be protected—but in the past the responsibility for the protection of human rights has for the most part been allowed to rest on the government of the state where the violation of rights occurs. Not surprisingly in this context, the question of what protection (if any) should be provided by the UN or otherwise to individuals when their human rights are violated by their governments or with the complicity of their governments remains a contentious issue. Should the principle of respect for state sovereignty trump the principle of respect for human rights? In this volume contributors grapple with a specific case: was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) intervention in Kosovo legally or morally acceptable? The contributors all have doubts on this score, and several argue strongly that the intervention was both legally and morally unjustified. A companion volume, Humanitarian Intervention: Moral and Philosophical Issues focuses on the philosophical principles involved in this sort of question; this volume, on the other hand, focuses as much or more on the political as on the philosophical.

Title Kosovo the Politics of Delusion
Author Kyril Drezov
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-05-22
Category Political Science
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781135278465
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This collection examines the escalation of the Kosovo conflict to a full-scale war. It looks at its origins, background and the implications of the conflict: the myths, history and perceptions of the post-1989 crisis and the situation after the start of NATOs 1999 bombing campaign.

Kosovo by William G. O'Neill

Title Kosovo
Author William G. O'Neill
Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release Date 2002
Category Political Science
Total Pages 159
ISBN 1588260216
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Even with the intervention of NATO and the UN's direct involvement, violence continues to plague Kosovo. William O'Neill considers the evolution and negative effect of the Kosovo Liberation Army and how NATO and UN policies have contributed to this state.

Kosovo by Julie Mertus

Title Kosovo
Author Julie Mertus
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 1999-08-09
Category History
Total Pages 378
ISBN 0520218655
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Explores the foundations of conflict in Kosovo, charging that the international community's failure to support the Albanians in their initial passive resistance to Serbian repression led to violence.

Kosovo by Saumya Mitra

Title Kosovo
Author Saumya Mitra
Publisher World Bank Publications
Release Date 2001-01-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 149
ISBN 0821349422
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This report contains discussion of the principal economic and social reform policy tasks facing Kosovo. It is intended to present ideas to the interim civil administration for the consolidation of peace. Key reforms are: the formulation of a sustainable budget; the establishment of a liberal trade and customs regime; use of a hard currency for internal transactions; creation of a reformed framework for encouraging the growth of private SMEs.

Kosovo by Denisa Kostovicova

Title Kosovo
Author Denisa Kostovicova
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2005
Category Education
Total Pages 322
ISBN 0415348064
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

While exploring events that led to the bloodshed in Kosovo in 1999. Denisa Kostovicova shows that the legacy of ethnic segregation is one of the major obstacles the international community faces in its efforts to establish an integrated multi-ethnic society in this territory." "Of interest to academics and students of nationalism and politics as well as practitioners and journalists, this book is an important advance in research on one of the most tragic European conflicts of recent times."--Jacket.

Title Mapping European Security After Kosovo
Author Peter Van Ham
Publisher Manchester University Press
Release Date 2002-10-25
Category History
Total Pages 197
ISBN 0719062403
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book provides new and stimulating perspectives on how Kosovo has shaped the new Europe. It breaks down traditional assumptions in the field of security studies by sidelining the theoretical worldview that underlies mainstream strategic thinking on recent events in Kosovo. The contributors challenge the epistemological definition of the Kosovo conflict, arguing that we should not only be concerned with the 'Kosovo out there', but also with the debate about what counts as security, and how our definition of security is shaped by various power and knowledge interests in Kosovo.

Title Civil Resistance in Kosovo
Author Howard Clark
Publisher Pluto Press
Release Date 2000
Category History
Total Pages 266
ISBN 0745315690
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lively account of how people power has shaped British history -- from Peterloo to the Poll tax and beyond.

Title Kosovo s Refugees in the European Union
Author Joanne van Selm
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2000-09-13
Category Political Science
Total Pages 239
ISBN 1855676400
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

As more than one million displaced Kosovars crossed borders into Albania and other former Yugoslav republics of Macedonia and Montenegro, the E.U. member states reacted with confusion and lack of unity.While political attention focused on the bombing campaign, public attention - stimulated by media images - was focused on the misery and suffering of fellow Europeans. The book describes and analyzes the vacillations of seven E.U. member states (Germany, Netherlands, U.K., Sweden, Austria, Italy and France) concerning the management of this European refugee crisis.>

Yugoslavia Crisis In Kosovo by Kenneth Anderson

Title Yugoslavia Crisis in Kosovo
Author Kenneth Anderson
Publisher Human Rights Watch
Release Date 1990
Category Political Science
Total Pages 45
ISBN 092969256X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Human rights monitors in Kosovo.

Kosovo Liberation Army by Henry H. Perritt

Title Kosovo Liberation Army
Author Henry H. Perritt
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release Date 2010-10-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780252092138
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The military intervention by NATO in Kosovo was portrayed in American media as a necessary step to prevent the Serbian armed forces from repeating the ethnic cleansing that had so deeply damaged the former Yugoslavia. Serbia trained its military on Kosovo because of an ongoing armed struggle by ethnic Albanians to wrest independence from Serbia. Warfare in the Balkans seemed to threaten the stability of Europe, as well as the peace and security of Kosovars, and yet armed resistance seemed to offer the only possibility of future stability. Leading the struggle against Serbia was the Kosovo Liberation Army, also known as the KLA. Kosovo Liberation Army: The Inside Story of an Insurgency provides a historical background for the KLA and describes its activities up to and including the NATO intervention. Henry H. Perritt Jr. offers firsthand insight into the motives and organization of a popular insurgency, detailing the strategies of recruitment, training, and financing that made the KLA one of the most successful insurgencies of the post-cold war era. This volume also tells the personal stories of young people who took up guns in response to repeated humiliation by "foreign occupiers," as they perceived the Serb police and intelligence personnel. Perritt illuminates the factors that led to the KLA's success, including its convergence with political developments in eastern Europe, its campaign for popular support both at home and abroad, and its participation in international negotiations and a peace settlement that helped pave the long road from war to peace.

Title UN Peacekeeping in Lebanon Somalia and Kosovo
Author Ray Murphy
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2007-05-10
Category Law
Total Pages 375
ISBN 0521843057
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book examines the issues associated with contemporary multinational peace operations.

The Kosovo Crisis by Paul Latawski

Title The Kosovo Crisis
Author Paul Latawski
Publisher Manchester University Press
Release Date 2003
Category History
Total Pages 230
ISBN 0719059801
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book looks at the legacy of the 1998-99 Kosovo crisis for European security affairs. It examines the debates about the nature and justification of intervention in the affairs of sovereign states. It also considers the impact of the crisis on NATO and on relations between western states and Russia both during and since Kosovo. Well-known "facts" are critically assessed and challenged. The authors argue that the NATO attacks on Serbia were not a "war," nor did the crisis directly lead to moves to endow the European Union with its own military dimension. They place the Kosovo crisis in the context of the long-term evolution of a transatlantic "community of values" between Europe and North America.