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The politics of recognition and engagement: EU member state relations with Kosovo

Armakolas, Ioannis and Ker-Lindsay, James, eds. (2020) The politics of recognition and engagement: EU member state relations with Kosovo. New perspectives on South-East Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9783030179441 (In Press)

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-17945-8


This edited volume explores the different ways in which members of the European Union have interacted with Kosovo since it declared independence in 2008. While there is a tendency to think of EU states in terms of two distinct groups – those that have recognised Kosovo and those that have not – the picture is more complex. Taking into account also the quality and scope of their engagement with Kosovo, there are four broad categories of member states that can be distinguished: the strong and weak recognisers and the soft and hard non-recognisers. In addition to casting valuable light on the relations between various EU members and Kosovo, this book also makes an important contribution to the way in which the concepts of recognition and engagement, and their relationship to each other, are understood in academic circles and by policy makers.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Editors and The Authors under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Divisions: LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2019 11:06
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2020 00:16

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