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Kosovo: four futures

Economides, Spyros, Ker-Lindsay, James and Papadimitriou, Dimitris (2010) Kosovo: four futures. Survival, 52 (5). pp. 99-116. ISSN 0039-6338

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Abstract

The recent opinion by the International Court of Justice on the legality of Kosovo's declaration of independence has not provided a definitive answer to Kosovo's status. The International community remains divided. For this reason, a political solution will need to be found. Possible scenarios for the future of Kosovo include continuation of the status quo; enforcing Pristina's full authority across all of Kosovo; partition or partial territorial readjustment between Kosovo and Serbia; or some form of extended autonomy for northern Kosovo. While each of the models has its advantages and drawbacks, on balance the case for some form of extensive autonomy or a territorial readjustment remain the most compelling options for resolving the conflict in a manner most acceptable to Belgrade and Pristina, and which would open the way for Kosovo to gain wider, if not full, international acceptance.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/tsur
Additional Information: © 2010 Taylor & Francis
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > International Relations
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: UT ISI:000282589400007
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2010 13:36
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29552/

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