Kosovo between War and Peace
Nationalism, Peacebuilding and International Trusteeship
A major contribution to the debate about the reconstruction of Kosovo, and to the general discussion surrounding the revived 'trusteeship institution' model in the context of the UN internationalism of the 1990s and the War on Terror following 9/11.
Bringing together leading international scholars, this book presents the latest empirical research alongside detailed theoretical analysis. Examining the key questions local parties and the international community have encountered in Kosovo, including how to develop effective and inclusive local government, how to counter crime and the dysfunctional aspects of liberal economic reform, how to unite the partly opposed goals of reconstructing the province while avoiding renewed ethnic and international strife, and how to handle the specific challenge of Kosovo’s future status. The contributors also re-examine the background factors that continue to influence and hamper the attempt to administrate and reconstruct the province, first of all the nationalist ideologies and the record of ethnic violence.
This book will be of great interest to all students of Balkan politics, peacekeeping, international relations and security studies in general.
Table of Contents
1. The Politics of International Trusteeship Tonny Brems Knudsen and Carsten Bagge Laustsen 2. The Kosovo Myth: Nationalism and Revenge Lene Kühle and
Carsten Bagge Laustsen 3. The Logic of Genocide and the Prospects of Reconciliation Arne Johan Vetlesen 4. The Kosovo-Experiment: Peacebuilding through an International Trusteeship Lene Mosegaard Søbjerg 5. Local Governance in Kosovo: A Link to Democratic Development? Mark Baskin 6. Foundations and Fractures of Kosovo’s Educational System: Towards Conflict or Peace? Wayne Nelles 7. Crime and Capitalism in Kosovo’s Transformation Michael Pugh 8. Administering Membership of International Society: The Role and Function of UNMIK Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen 9. From UNMIK to Self-Determination? The Puzzle of Kosovo’s Future Status Tonny Brems Knudsen 10. Liberal Trusteeship: The Convergence of Interest and Ideology in International Administration Christopher P. Freeman 11. The Future of International Trusteeship: Conclusive Reflections Tonny Brems Knudsen and Carsten Bagge Laustsen
Tonny Brems Knudsen is Associate Professor of International Relations at University of Aarhus. He has published a number of books and articles on international intervention and conflict resolution, international law, UN, and IR theory including Humanitarian Intervention: Contemporary Manifestations of an Explosive Doctrine and co-edited with Knud Erik Jørgensen International Relations in Europe: Traditions, Perspectives, Destinations (both Routledge, 2005).
Carsten Bagge Laustsen is Assistant Professor at the University of Aarhus where he teaches political theory, international relations theory and sociology. He has published numerous articles and books including Exceptional Belongings. Sociology Facing the Camp (2005) and In the Shadow of Terror (2004).