Mapping European Security After Kosovo

Mapping European Security After Kosovo

By Peter Van Ham
Book Description

This book provides new and stimulating perspectives on how Kosovo has shaped the new Europe. It breaks down traditional assumptions in the field of security studies by sidelining the theoretical worldview that underlies mainstream strategic thinking on recent events in Kosovo. The contributors challenge the epistemological definition of the Kosovo conflict, arguing that we should not only be concerned with the 'Kosovo out there', but also with the debate about what counts as security and how our definition of security is shaped by various power and knowledge interests in Kosovo. They have adopted an innovative critical approach, both re-essentialising and deconstructing orthodox assumptions about the nature of European and global security. This book is perfect for final year undergraduates, postgraduates and academics in the field of security studies and international politics.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • List of figures
  • Notes on contributors
  • Sergei Medvedev and Peter van Ham Preface: Kosovo and the outlines of Europe’s new order
  • 1 Sergei Medvedev Kosovo: a European fin de siècle
  • 2 Peter van Ham Simulating European security: Kosovo and the Balkanisation–integration nexus
  • 3 Pertti Joenniemi Kosovo and the end of war
  • 4 Iver B. Neumann Kosovo and the end of the legitimate warring state
  • 5 Heikki Patomäki Kosovo and the end of the United Nations?
  • 6 Maja Zehfuss Kosov@ and the politics of representation
  • 7 Andreas Behnke ‘’: virtuousness, virtuality and virtuosity in NATO’s representation of the Kosovo campaign
  • 8 Mika Aaltola Of models and monsters: language games in the Kosovo war
  • 9 Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen ‘War is never civilised’: civilisation, civil society and the Kosovo war
  • 10 Christoph Zürcher Chechnya and Kosovo: reflections in a distorting mirror
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