Student Feature – Spotlight on Kosovo’s “Special Court”

Aidan Hehir • Aug 10 2019 • Student Features

Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) is a new ‘hybrid’ court, but concerns over witnesses, security, and legitimacy persist.

Review – Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention

Greg Simons • Jun 7 2019 • Features

Zollman’s book provides a well-supported analysis of the nature and significance of media, propaganda and intervention using six key events reported in three countries.

Review – Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans

Siddharth Tripathi • Sep 26 2018 • Features

Mujanović’s book outlines the crisis of democracy and failure of Western efforts to democratise the Balkan region but offers pessimism as well as hope for the future.

Promoting Democracy in Serbia — The Limits of EU Conditionality

John Allison • Apr 12 2018 • Essays

Despite the EU’s use of conditionality, Serbia remains far from constituting a consolidated democracy, and recent trends suggest it may be backsliding.

A Goal at a Time: Sports and Kosovo’s Statehood

Rakshit Chopra • Sep 27 2016 • Articles

Battling the everyday struggles of a lagging economy, it is the next goal or gold medal that Kosovo greatly relies on for the dissemination of its political voice.

“Balkanizing” the War on Terror

Sidita Kushi • Mar 4 2015 • Articles

While the EU and the US must reassess risks and potential investments in the Western Balkans they must also learn to separate the politics from the true security threats.

Citizenship in the Post-Yugoslav States: States, Nations, Rights

Jelena Dzankic • Sep 20 2014 • Articles

In the post-Yugoslav laboratory, different aspects of the regulation of membership have been adapted to strengthen the rule of an ethnic community or political faction.

Engaging with Contested States: How Much Interaction Constitutes Recognition?

James Ker-Lindsay • Sep 10 2013 • Articles

The issue of engagement without recognition, where states interact (or choose not to interact) with ‘contested states’ is of increasing importance and raises issues of real practical significance.

Review – Citizenship after Yugoslavia

Nenad Rava • Jun 25 2013 • Features

The demise of Yugoslavia gave rise to the creation of new nation-states, whose emerging ‘citizenship regimes’ are analysed in this collection to ascertain their origins and shortcomings.

Justifying Violence: Communicative Ethics and the Use of Force in Kosovo

Naomi Head • Jun 21 2013 • Articles

Communicative ethics is not about passing moral judgement on the use of force in Kosovo, but rather of demonstrating legitimacy shortcomings by identifying constraints on communicative practices.

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