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Kosovo: A Success or Failure? A Study of State-Building

Ohlsson Strandberg, Johanna (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Abstract

In this thesis I have discussed the ongoing international state-building mission in Kosovo in the context of the final status issue and examining the future prospects. The main question of this study has been in which direction the state-building process is moving Kosovo and whether it can be regarded as a success or a failure.

This qualitative case study has employed the ?institutionalization before liberalization? (IBL) strategy as theoretical framework, which is a modified strategy of the liberal peace theory.

My conclusion is that the state-building process in Kosovo has reached a status quo which results in negative outcomes. The state-building mission has not managed to create the foundation for a stable and sustainable... (More)
Abstract

In this thesis I have discussed the ongoing international state-building mission in Kosovo in the context of the final status issue and examining the future prospects. The main question of this study has been in which direction the state-building process is moving Kosovo and whether it can be regarded as a success or a failure.

This qualitative case study has employed the ?institutionalization before liberalization? (IBL) strategy as theoretical framework, which is a modified strategy of the liberal peace theory.

My conclusion is that the state-building process in Kosovo has reached a status quo which results in negative outcomes. The state-building mission has not managed to create the foundation for a stable and sustainable peace. In order to over come the status quo and move the process forward in a sound direction the status of Kosovo must urgently be determined. Further, Kosovo needs to advance from a first stage of state-building to a second stage. This means that Kosovo needs to move from a protectorate to a member-state building process, where a full membership of the EU is the final goal. (Less)
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author
Ohlsson Strandberg, Johanna
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organization
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Kosovo, State-Building, Final Status, IBL Strategy, Interim Administrations, European Union, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
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1326136
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
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2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {Abstract

In this thesis I have discussed the ongoing international state-building mission in Kosovo in the context of the final status issue and examining the future prospects. The main question of this study has been in which direction the state-building process is moving Kosovo and whether it can be regarded as a success or a failure.

This qualitative case study has employed the ?institutionalization before liberalization? (IBL) strategy as theoretical framework, which is a modified strategy of the liberal peace theory.

My conclusion is that the state-building process in Kosovo has reached a status quo which results in negative outcomes. The state-building mission has not managed to create the foundation for a stable and sustainable peace. In order to over come the status quo and move the process forward in a sound direction the status of Kosovo must urgently be determined. Further, Kosovo needs to advance from a first stage of state-building to a second stage. This means that Kosovo needs to move from a protectorate to a member-state building process, where a full membership of the EU is the final goal.},
  author       = {Ohlsson Strandberg, Johanna},
  keyword      = {Kosovo,State-Building,Final Status,IBL Strategy,Interim Administrations,European Union,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kosovo: A Success or Failure? A Study of State-Building},
  year         = {2006},
}