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Kosovo, EU member states and the recognition-engagement nexus

Ker-Lindsay, James (2019) Kosovo, EU member states and the recognition-engagement nexus. In: Armakolas, Ioannis and Ker-Lindsay, James, (eds.) The Politics of Recognition and Engagement: EU Member State Relations with Kosovo. New perspectives on South-East Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9783030179441

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-17945-8_1


In recent years, the subject of recognition and engagement has gained greater attention amongst scholars of international relations. However, the relationship between these two concepts has been underexplored. Drawing on the case of Kosovo’s interaction with nine European Union member states, this chapter argues that the binary categorisations of recognition/engagement versus non-recognition/non-engagement need to be rethought. Instead, a far more complex and nuanced picture emerges of some states that recognise Kosovo, but have little to do with it, and others that do not recognise Kosovo, but interact with it extensively.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:10

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