Kosovo embodies a key moment in the international practice of dealing with secessionist self-determination conflicts. For the first time, outside of the colonial context, and excepting Bangladesh in 1971, an entity's declaration of independence has been widely, albeit not universally, recognised. As such, the case of Kosovo has sharpened the focus and intensified the debate on the issue of self-determination conflicts and how they are managed by the international community. This volume contributes to this debate by examining Kosovo in historical and contemporary comparative perspective and by reflecting on the legal, ethical and political implications of its successful declaration of independence.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.
Table of Contents
1. Self-Determination after Kosovo Stefan Wolff and Annemarie Peen Rodt
2. Kosovo, Self-Determination and the International Order Spyros Economides
3. Preventing the Emergence of Self-Determination as a Norm of Secession: An Assessment of the Kosovo ‘Unique Case’ Argument James Ker-Lindsay
4. Mass Violence and the Recognition of Kosovo: Suffering and Recognition Philippe Roseberry
5. Discourse in Bosnia and Macedonia on the Independence of Kosovo: When and What is a Precedent? Sherrill Stroschein
6. Kosovo and the Framing of Non-Secessionist Self-Government Claims in Romania Zsuzsa Csergő
7. Crimea: Competing Self-Determination Movements and the Politics at the Centre Tetyana Malyarenko and David J. Galbreath
8. Russia and the Secession of Kosovo: Power, Norms and the Failure of Multilateralism James Hughes