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Unravelling liberal interventionism: local critiques of statebuilding in Kosovo

Unravelling liberal interventionism: local critiques of statebuilding in Kosovo

Musliu, Vjosa, editor; Visoka, Gëzim, editor

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

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Published London: Routledge, 2019

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Gëzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu
ISBN: 042950764X, 1138579912, 9780429507649, 9781138579910
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource
Series: Worlding beyond the West ; 19
Subject: Kosovo (Republic) Politics and government 2008-; Self-determination, National Kosovo (Republic); Nation-building Kosovo (Republic); History.; Peace-building Kosovo (Republic)
Series Title: Worlding beyond the West ; 19.


  1. 1. Introduction: Local Critiques of Intervention and Statebuilding
  2. Vjosa Musliu and GÙzim Visoka
  3. 2. International Statebuilding and Local Resistance in Kosovo
  4. GÙzim Visoka
  5. 3. From Kosovo with Hospitality: Rethinking Hospitality Beyond Westphalia
  6. Vjosa Musliu
  7. 4. The Hyperreality of Enlargement: A Baudrillardian Critique of the European Union in Kosovo
  8. Krenar Gashi
  9. 5. Local Inclusion or Exclusion? Security Sector Development in Kosovo
  10. Florian Qehaja
  11. 6. Making the Law, Ruling the Law: International Statebuilding and the Rule of Law in Kosovo
  12. Dafina Buþaj
  13. 7. The Local Voices and Agency in Statebuilding: A Life Story Perspective
  14. Arlinda Rrustemi
  15. 8. Voices of the Serb Minority in the Assembly of Kosovo
  16. Jelena Loncar
  17. 9. Inside-Out and Outside-In on Dealing with the Past in Kosovo: Actors, Voices, and Practices
  18. Nita Luci and Linda Gusia
  19. 10. The Subaltern of the Local: The Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Women and Statebuilding in Kosovo
  20. Sakibe Jashari
  21. 11. The Politics of Citizenship, Social Policy, and Statebuilding in Kosovo
  22. Artan Mustafa
  23. 12. Conclusion: After Local Critiques
  24. GÙzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu