Long-time Effects from Kosovo, Little Ado About Bosnia- Herzegovina

Cover: Sicherheit und Frieden, 29 (1)

Cover: Sicherheit und Frieden, 29 (1)

Michael Daxner, Sarah Riese – 2011

This article inquires into the geopolitical implications of current and recent developments in the Balkans. Our main hypotheses are that the Balkans are a “laboratory” for blueprints of societies and statebuilding after interventions, and that Kosovo is something like the independent non-sovereign state resulting from such interventions. We find Kosovo’s declaration of independence to be of geopolitical significance, as it has weakened the position of the UN Security Council as well as the principle of sovereignty against supremacy of independence under the support of powerful actors. Recent developments in Bosnia by contrast have little geopolitical repercussions, other than providing a “testing ground” for international and particularly EU peacebuilding strategies.

Titel
Long-time Effects from Kosovo, Little Ado About Bosnia- Herzegovina
Verfasser
Michael Daxner, Sarah Riese
Verlag
Nomos
Ort
Baden-Baden
Schlagwörter
Westbalkan, Bosnien-Herzegovina, Kosovo, State-Building, Intervention, Teilprojekt C9
Datum
2011
Kennung
ISSN 0175-274X (Print) ISSN 0175-274x (Online)
Erschienen in
Sicherheit und Frieden, 29 (1), 24–30.
Sprache
eng
Art
Text