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Nation failure, ethnic elites, and balance of power : the international administration of Kosova

Author: Shinasi A Rama
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the history of nation-building in Kosova as a model of how the theories behind nation-building, state-building and peace-building can succeed or fail. The author argues that two missing factors led to successful state-building but failed nation-building in Kosova: the balance of power and the ethnic elite. The author uses his unique expert knowledge gained over thirty years of study to present a  Read more...
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Rama, Shinasi A., 1959-
Nation failure, ethnic elites, and balance of power.
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
(DLC) 2018964181
(OCoLC)1084414148
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shinasi A Rama
ISBN: 9783030051921 3030051927
OCLC Number: 1082981112
Description: 1 online resource (x, 344 pages)
Contents: The security syntheses and the transformation of the other into a deadly existential threat --
From Gandhian pacifism and communitarianism to the war and the warlordism : the adjustment of the Albanian security synthesis --
Failed negotiations, intervention, and ethnocide : the self-fulfilling prophecy of the security syntheses --
Kosova as a chessboard : the centrality of the balance of power --
International pro-consuls and marginalized élites : the security syntheses and the élite fight for survival --
The prelude to the elections : power-sharing and the failure of the multiethnic project --
And the dominant cleavage is ... : democracy, nationalism, and the triumph of the security syntheses --
The triumph of the security syntheses : toward a newborn, yet stillborn, national state --
In lieu of a conclusion : chasing Proteus : deadly existential threats, the security synthesis, the existential entities, and the state.
Responsibility: Shinasi A. Rama.

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