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Contested Statehood: Kosovo's Struggle for Independence

Marc Weller


This book offers critical analysis of international attempts to resolve the Kosovo crisis, presenting a first-hand perspective of settlement attempts from the Carrington conference to the Rambouillet and Vienna negotiations. That twenty-year period saw the application of the entire arsenal of diplomatic tools available for crisis management, including good offices, negotiation, mediation through proximity talks and shuttle diplomacy, high-level conference diplomacy, action at the United Nations Security Council, and even the use of force. Despite this level of engagement, the provisional end r ... More

Keywords: Kosovo, conflict, international law, diplomacy, use of force, self-determination, independence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199566167
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566167.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Weller, author
Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues
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