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Title Unravelling liberal interventionism : local critiques of statebuilding in Kosovo / edited by Gëzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Series Worlding beyond the West ; 19
Worlding beyond the West ; 19
Contents Introduction : local critiques of intervention and statebuilding / Vjosa Musliu and Gëzim Visoka -- International statebuilding and local resistance in Kosovo / Gëzim Visoka -- From Kosovo with hospitality : rethinking hospitality beyond Westphalia / Vjosa Musliu -- The hyperreality of enlargement : a Baudrillardian critique of the European Union in Kosovo / Krenar Gashi -- Local inclusion or exclusion? : security sector development in Kosovo / Florian Qehaja -- Making the law, ruling the law : international statebuilding and the rule of law in Kosovo / Dafina Buçaj -- The local voices and agency in statebuilding : a life story perspective / Arlinda Rrustemi -- Voices of the Serb minority in the Assembly of Kosovo / Jelena Loncar -- Inside-out and outside-in on dealing with the past in Kosovo : actors, voices, and practices / Nita Luci and Linda Gusia -- The subaltern of the local : the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian women and statebuilding in Kosovo / Sakibe Jashari -- The politics of citizenship, social policy, and statebuilding in Kosovo / Artan Mustafa -- Conclusion : after local critiques / Gëzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu
Summary Despite calls for the decolonisation of knowledge, scholars who come from conflict-affected societies remained marginalised, excluded from the examination of the politics and impacts of liberal interventionism. This edited volume gives local scholars a platform from which they critically examine different aspects of liberal interventionism and statebuilding in Kosovo. Drawing on situational epistemologies and grounded approaches, the chapters in this book interrogate a wide range of themes, including: the politics of local resistance; the uneven relationship between international statebuilders and local subjects; faking of local ownership of security sector reform and the rule of law; heuristic and practical limits of interventionism, as well as the subjugated voices in statebuilding process, such as minorities and women. The book finds that the local is not antidote to the liberal, and that local perspectives are not monolithic. Yet, local critiques of statebuilding do not seek to generate replicable knowledge; rather they prefer generating situational and context-specific knowledge be that to resolve problems or uncover the unresolved problems. The book seeks to contribute to critical peace and conflict studies by (re)turning the local turn to local scholars who come from conflict-affected societies and who have themselves experienced the transition from war to peace. This book is essential reading for students and scholars of peace- and state-building, conflict studies and international relations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Gèezim Visoka is Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland. Vjosa Musliu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium
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Subject Nation-building -- Kosovo (Republic)
Peace-building -- Kosovo (Republic)
Self-determination, National -- Kosovo (Republic)
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Civics & Citizenship.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Politics and government.
Self-determination, National.
Kosovo (Republic) -- Politics and government -- 2008-
Kosovo (Republic)
Form Electronic book
Author Musliu, Vjosa, editor.
Visoka, Gëzim, editor.
LC no. 2019014287
ISBN 0429017928