Kosovo: Past, Present and Future


Bülent Sarper Ağir (Editor)
Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Aydın Faculty of Economics, Department of International Relations, Aydın, Turkey

Series: European Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL058000

Balkans region has always been reminded with negative images such as war, conflict, fragmentation, ethnic cleansing and instability with reference to the “Balkanization” concept. Such a heritage resurfaced particularly during the disintegration process of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in which Kosovo was one of the most critical parts as an autonomous province. With the abolition of autonomous status of Kosovo, Albanians in the province resisted against Serbian rule through respectively non-military, passive resistance and parallel strucrures, and military means, the Kosovo Liberation Army. Tension and pressure in Kosovo led to the emergence of physical conflict and violence, and eventually North Atlantic Treaty Organization intervention on 24 March 1999.

After the end of more than a five century domination of Ottoman Empire in Kosovo, it respectively became a part of Kingdom of Yugoslavia after the First World War and Socialist Yugoslavia after the Second World War. With the dissolution process of Socialist Yugoslavia, Kosovar Albanians were in search of independence as the new ‘masters’ of Kosovo. On 17 February 2008, they managed to have their ‘new born’ indepenedent state. However, its present conditions and future should be analysed through a multidisciplinary perspective. As a matter of fact, this book intends to undertake such an academic effort by examining historical, legal, gender, security, political and foreign policy issues of Kosovo.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Kosovo at the Beginning of the 20th Century
(Bilgin Çelik, Department of History, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey)

Chapter 2. Kosovo’s Turks: A Community in a Multi-Ethnic State in the Making
(Nazif Mandacı, PhD, Murat Necip Arman, PhD, Ahmet Nazmi Üste, PhD, Department of International Relations, Yaşar University, İzmir, Turkey

Chapter 3. The European Union and Kosovo Relations: From past to Present
(Ekrem Yaşar Akçay, PhD, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Hakkari University, Hakkari, Turkey)

Chapter 4. The European Union’s Involvement in Addressing of Human Security Issues in the Peace-Building Process of Kosovo
(Bülent Sarper Ağır, PhD, Department of International Relations, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey)

Chapter 5. The European Union-Sponsored Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, Brussels Agreement and the Implementation Process
(Shpend Krasniqi, Expert of International Relations, VOBIS Institute for International Studies, Pristina, Kosovo)

Chapter 6. Serbia-Kosovo Relations and Its Implications on Security in Macedonia
(Zhidas Daskalovski, PhD, Faculty of Security Studies, University of Kliment Ohridski, Bitola, Macedonia)

Chapter 7. Gender Security in Kosovo: From Intervention of North Atlantic Treaty Organization to Independence
(Zerrin Ayşe Öztürk, PhD, Department of International Relations, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey)

Chapter 8. Russian Federation’s Kosovo Policy since 1999
(Barış Gürsoy, PhD, Department of International Relations, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey)

Chapter 9. Kosovo and the Gulf: Securitizing Soft Power
(Nazif Mandacı, PhD, Department of International Relations, Yaşar University, İzmir, Turkey)

Chapter 10. The Oddities of Not Being a State: Legal Vacuums, Division of Power, Human Rights Protection and Accountability
(Helga Molbæk-Steensig, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Chapter 11. The Memory of the War in Kosovo: A United Nations Mission in Kosovo’s International Policies Blind Point
(Nathalie Duclos, PhD, Tours University, ISP Nanterre, Tours, France)


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