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Mapping European security after Kosovo


Ham, Peter van; Medvedev, Sergei (ed.)

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Abstract This book provides new and stimulating perspectives on how Kosovo has shaped the new Europe. It breaks down traditional assumptions in the field of security studies by sidelining the theoretical worldview that underlies mainstream strategic thinking on recent events in Kosovo. The contributors challenge the epistemological definition of the Kosovo conflict, arguing that we should not only be concerned with the 'Kosovo out there', but also with the debate about what counts as security and how our definition of security is shaped by various power and knowledge interests in Kosovo. They have adopted an innovative critical approach, both re-essentialising and deconstructing orthodox assumptions about the nature of European and global security. This book is perfect for final year undergraduates, postgraduates and academics in the field of security studies and international politics. Table of contents: Kosovo and the outlines of Europe’s new order / Sergei Medvedev and Peter van Ham Kosovo: a European fin de siècle / Sergei Medvedev Simulating European security: Kosovo and the Balkanisation-integration nexus / Peter van Ham Kosovo and the end of war / Pertti Joenniemi Kosovo and the end of the legitimate warring state / Iver B. Neumann Kosovo and the end of the United Nations? / Heikki Patomäki Kosov@ and the politics of representation / Maja Zehfuss ‘vvv.nato.int.’: virtuousness, virtuality and virtuosity in NATO’s representation of the Kosovo campaign / Andreas Behnke Of models and monsters: language games in the Kosovo war / Mika Aaltola ‘War is never civilised’: civilisation, civil society and the Kosovo war / Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen Chechnya and Kosovo: reflections in a distorting mirror / Christoph Zürcher
Keywords Kosovo; security policy; political strategy; Europe; international security; European security; European integration; globalization; legitimacy; UNO; civil society; conflict management
Classification Peace and Conflict Research, International Conflicts, Security Policy
Document language English
Publication Year 2002
Publisher Manchester Univ. Press
City Manchester
Page/Pages 208 p.
ISBN 0-7190-6240-3
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works