Kosovo: the Politics of Delusion

Kosovo: the Politics of Delusion

By: Bulent Gokay (editor), Kyril Drezov (editor), Michael Waller (editor)Hardback

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This collection examines the escalation of the Kosovo conflict to a full-scale war. It looks at its origins, background and the implications of the conflict: the myths, history and perceptions of the post-1989 crisis and the situation after the start of NATOs 1999 bombing campaign.


Part 1: Kosovo/Kosova - a land of conflicting myths, Aleksandar Pavkovic; Albanian schooling in Kosovo 1992-1998 -"liberty imprisoned", Denisa Kostovicova; the growing pains of the Kosovo liberation army, Tim Judah; the Kosovo liberation army -the myth of origin, James Pettifer; Tirana's uneasy role in the Kosovo crisis, 1998-1999, Miranda Vickers; Kosovar refugees in Albania - the emergency response, Alba Bozo; "come, friendly bombs..." - international law in Kosovo, Patrick Thornberry collateral damage - the impact on Macedonia of the Kosovo war, Kyril Drezov; "Kosovized" Bosnia, Zoran Cirjakovic. Part 2: bombing Yugoslavia - it is simply the wrong thing to do, Kyril Drezov and Bulent Gokay; should NATO bomb Serbia?, Christopher Brewin; looking neither forward nor back - NATO's Balkan adventure, Andrew Fear; gardening, Alex Danchev; rational means to useful ends, Michael Waller; Kosovo - why intervention was right, Matthew Wyman; so much expended for so little good, John Slobada; lessons of Kosovo, Martin Dent; the limitations of violent intervention, Sofia Damm; the natural environment and the Balkan conflict, Andrew Dobson; conclusions.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780714651576
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780714651576
  • weight: 462
  • ISBN10: 0714651575

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