'Nie wieder Krieg! Nie wieder Völkermord!' Der Kosovo-Konflikt als europäisches Problem
AbstractRarely in recent years has a violent ethnic conflict been so clearly foreseen by so many experts as in the case of Kosovo. The escalation of the conflict in early 1999 led to a specific combination of war, terror and genocide which was very different from traditional civil and international war. A decisive reason for the peculiar situation of Kosovo is the fact that the international community continues to this day to accept in unchanged form the decisions made by Stalin and Tito regarding the territorial and political status of the ethnic and national groups in Eastern Europe. Since Kosovo did not receive the status of a republic (as did Slovenia or Macedonia) under Communist rule, the West is unwilling to recognize the possibility of secession in the Kosovo case. Although the interventionist war was fought by NATO in the first instance against the genocide policy of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, it was also directed against Albanian secessionism. This will probably lead to a quite lengthy protectorate under the auspices of NATO, Russia and the UN in Kosovo, and perhaps to violent clashes between the international forces and the Albanians. The study discusses the ambivalent situation in Kosovo from the perspectives of international law and political ethics as well as outlining several components for a potential civil and peace strategy in the region, which could minimize the danger of renewed terror and war between the international forces and the Albanians in Kosovo
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by MZES in its series MZES Working Papers with number 14.
Date of creation: 28 Feb 2000
Date of revision:
constitutional change; democratization; dispute resolution; enlargement; EU-East-Central Europe; European identity; federalism; fundamental/human rights; Germany; institutionalisation; integration theory; internationalism; law; legitimacy; minorities; national autonomy; nationality; Nation-state; NATO; non-discrimination; participation; pluralism; referendum; regions; state building;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2001-10-16 (All new papers)
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christian Melbeck).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.