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Nation Failure, Ethnic Elites, and Balance of Power : The International Administration of Kosova

Author: Shinasi A Rama
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shinasi A Rama
ISBN: 9783030051921 3030051927
OCLC Number: 1099804311
Notes: Restricted admission to print
Description: 1 online resource (X, 344 s.)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Security Syntheses And The Transformation Of The Other Into A Deadly Existential Threat --
3. From Ghandian Pacifism And Communitarianism To The War And The Warlordism: The Adjustment Of The Albanian Security Synthesis --
4. Failed Negotiations, Intervention And Ethnocide: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Of The Security Syntheses --
5. Kosova As A Chessboard: The Centrality Of The Balance Of Power --
6. International Pro-Consuls And Marginalized Élites: The Security Syntheses And The Élite Fight For Survival --
7. The Prelude To The Elections: Powersharing And The Failure Of The Multiethnic Project --
8. And The Dominant Cleavage Is... Democracy, Nationalism And The Triumph Of The Security Syntheses --
9. The Triumph Of The Security Syntheses: Towards A Newborn, Yet Stillborn, National State --
10. In Lieu Of A Conclusion: Chasing Proteus: Deadly Existential Threats, The Security Synthesis, The Existential Entities And The State

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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 thorough overview of international administration and nation-building in Kosova. Shinasi A. Rama is Clinical Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics, New York University, USA. He served as Senior Political Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Interim Government of Kosova in the US. His research focuses on international relations and comparative politics

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