NIKOLAOS GIANNOPOULOS con A Critical Overview of State-building: The Case of Kosovo (English Edition)This study intends to analyze several important aspects of state-building led by the international community in the case of Kosovo. The paper puts emphasis on the particular role of the UN in this process and the principles on the base of which Kosovo declared its independence on 17 February 2008.
Hence, arguments take into account the role of the international community in the early moments of state-building process in Kosovo, keeping always in mind the theoretical context of the paper.
Furthermore, this study argues that international involvement in Kosovo has been shaped by a preference for stability, even this has meant accepting a status quo that underlines the long-term prospects for a peaceful Kosovo.
Finally, the paper relies on the opinion given by the International Court of Justice over Kosovo declaration of independence, as well as on the right to self-determination of Kosovo as the last breakaway territory of Yugoslavia.
By assessing with a critical eye the historical origins and emergence of the state in Kosovo, this paper hopes to show what is required to make strides towards greater peace and stability.