The Road to Independence for Kosovo: A Chronicle of the Ahtisaari Plan. New york: Cambridge University press, 2010.317pp. petritsch, Wolfgang, Karl Kaser, and robert pichler (eds). Kosovo, Kosova: Mythen, Daten, Fakten [Kosovo, ...
Author: Robert Elsie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The question of Kosovan sovereignty and independence has a history which stretches far back beyond the outbreak of war in 1998. This volume is a compilation of key documents on Kosovo from the first half of the twentieth century. These texts, including numerous diplomatic despatches from the British Foreign Office, deal initially with the Albanian uprising against Ottoman rule in the spring of 1912 and, in particular, with the period of the Serbian invasion of Kosovo in late 1912 and the repercussions of the conquest for the Albanian population. The documents from 1918 to the early 1920s focus mainly on endeavours by Albanian leaders, including those of the so-called Kosovo Committee in exile, to bring the plight of their people to the attention of the outside world - endeavours which largely failed. Further documents reflect the situation in Kosovo up to the outbreak of World War II. This collection provides new perspectives on the Kosovo question and includes many documents which have been largely unavailable up to now. It sheds new light on many of the major and minor episodes that channelled and determined subsequent events, including the Kosovo War of 1998-1999 and the declaration of independence in February 2008.
Independent International Commission on Kosovo, The Kosovo Report: Conflict, International Response, ... The Road to Independence for Kosovo: A Chronicle of the Ahtisaari Plan (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 37.
Author: Philippe Leroux-Martin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book provides an eyewitness account of a key political crisis triggered by the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007.
separation.17 The international community's division on the question whether Kosovo's secession from Serbia was legal in ... of independence see e.g. Henry Perritt, The Road to Independence for Kosovo: A Chronicle of the Ahtisaari Plan ...
Author: Johannes Socher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The right to self-determination is renowned for its lack of clear interpretation. Broadly speaking, one can differentiate between a liberal and a nationalist tradition. In modern international law, the balance between these two opposing traditions is sought in an attempt to contain or'domesticate' the nationalist version by limiting it to 'abnormal' situations, such as colonialism in the sense of 'alien subjugation, domination and exploitation'.This book situates Russia's engagement with the right to self-determination in this debate. It shows that Russia has a distinct approach to self-determination that sets it apart both from Western States and from state practice during Soviet times. Against the background of the Soviet Union's role inthe evolution of the right to self-determination, the bulk of the study analyses Russia's relevant state practice in the post-Soviet space through the prisms of sovereignty, secession, and annexation. Drawing on analysis of seven secessionist conflicts and a detailed study of Russian sources andscholarship, it traces how Russian engagement with self-determination has changed over the past three decades. Ultimately, the book argues that Russia's approach to the right of peoples to self-determination may be best understood in terms of Russian power politics disguised as legal rhetoric, aswell as being evidence of a regional (re-)fragmentation of international law.
... Henry H. The Road to Independence for Kosovo: A Chronicle of the Ahtisaari Plan. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2010. ix + 317 pp. Pettifer, James. Concept for a New Reality: Dialogue with Hashim Thaçi.
Author: Robert Elsie
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Kosovo relates the history of Kosovo through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Kosovo.
The Kosovo Case and International Law: Looking for Applicable Theories. ... IICK (Independent International Commission on Kosovo). 2000. Kosovo Report. ... The Road to Independence for Kosovo: A Chronicle of the Ahtisaari Plan.
Author: Karl Cordell
Category: Political Science
A definitive global survey of the interaction of ethnicity, nationalism and politics, this handbook blends rigorous theoretically grounded analysis with empirically rich illustrations to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the contemporary debates on one of the most pervasive international security challenges today. Fully updated for the second edition, the book includes a new section which offers detailed analyses of contemporary cases of conflict such as in Ukraine, Kosovo, the African Great Lakes region and in the Kurdish areas across the Middle East, thus providing accessible examples that bridge the gap between theory and practice. The contributors offer a 360-degree perspective on ethnic conflict: from the theoretical foundations of nationalism and ethnicity to the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict, and to the various strategies adopted in response to it. Without privileging any specific explanation of why ethnic conflict happens at a particular place and time or why attempts at preventing or settling it might fail or succeed, The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict enables readers to gain a better insight into such defining moments in post-Cold War international history as the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, and their respective consequences, the genocide in Rwanda, and the relative success of conflict settlement efforts in Northern Ireland. By contributing to understanding the varied and multiple causes of ethnic conflicts and to learning from the successes and failures of their prevention and settlement, the Handbook makes a powerful case that ethnic conflicts are neither unavoidable nor unresolvable, but rather that they require careful analysis and thoughtful and measured responses.
The Road to Independence in Kosovo: A Chronicle of the Ahtisaari Plan. Cambridge University Press, 2009. Petrović, Ruža, and Marina Blagojević. The Migration of Serbs and Montenegrins from Kosovo and Metohija: Results of the Survey ...
Author: Sabrina P. Ramet
Publisher: Central European University Press
Category: Political Science
This volume is driven by the conviction that the key to the establishment of stable liberal democracy anywhere in the world and, in this case, in Kosovo lies in the completion of three interrelated tasks: first, the creation of effective political institutions, based on the principle of the separation of powers (including the independence of the judiciary); second, the promotion of the rule of law; and, third, the promotion of civic values, including tolerance or ethnic/religious/sexual minorities, trust, and respect for the harm principle. In fact, there are problems across all three measures, including with judicial independence, with the rule of law, and with civic values. On the last of these, research findings show that the citizens of Kosovo rank extremely low on trust of other citizens, low on engagement in social organizations, and tolerance of gays, lesbians, and atheists, but high on trust in the political institutions of their country and in pride of their newly independent state.
Yale University Press, 2002; Henry H. Perritt, The Road to Independence for Kosovo: A Chronicle of the Ahtisaari Plan, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 49 Center for International Development and Conflict ...
Author: Raphael S. Cohen
This report examines current Russian hostile measures in Europe and forecasts how Russia might threaten Europe using these measures over the next few years. This report observes that Russia has the most strategic interest in influencing western Europe, but it has the most leverage over countries of eastern Europe, and offers a range of recommendations for the U.S. government and for the U.S. Army on countering hostile measures.
Author: Juan Francisco Escudero EspinosaPublish On: 2018-03-24
The Road to Independence for Kosovo: A Chronicle of the Ahtisaari Plan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pettifer, J. 2012. The Kosova Liberation Army: Underground War to Balkan Insurgency, 1948–2001. London: Hurst.
Author: Juan Francisco Escudero Espinosa
This book addresses questions in connection with the international legal regime on demands for secession, which have arisen in various States. More specifically, it examines the unilateral declarations of independence by Kosovo in 2008, and by Crimea and its subsequent annexation by the Russian Federation in 2014. The work investigates the two cases so as to shed light on the international legal regime affecting entities that are smaller than a sovereign State. It analyzes the relevant principles of international law, the intention being to determine their scope and review them in light of the most recent practice and developments in international law. In turn, the book examines and explains the events of relevance for international law that occurred in the changing situations in Kosovo and Crimea. On the basis of these legal considerations, it explores how the international community can respond when faced with situations that may violate international law, together with the effectiveness of various measures. It also discusses whether certain situations might be legitimate as a concept could now be emerging that secession may be justified in specific circumstances, such as serious and widespread violations of basic human rights.
The Road to Independence for Kosovo: A Chronicle of the Ahtisaari Plan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Riegner, Michael. 2010 “The Two Faces of the Internationalized pouvoir constituant: Independence and Constitution Making ...
Author: Tom Ginsburg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Constitution-making is a major event in the life of a country, with constitutions often acting as a catalyst for social and political transformation. But what determines the visions, aspirations and compromises that go into a written constitution? In this unique volume, constitution makers from countries around the world come together to offer their insights. Using a collection of case studies from countries with recently written constitutions, Constitution Makers on Constitution Making provides a common framework to explain how constitutions are created. Scholars and practitioners very close to the process illuminate critical insights into how participants see constitutional options, how deadlocks are broken, and how changes are achieved. This vital volume also draws lessons concerning the role of courts in policing the process, on international involvement, and on public participation.