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The denationalization Policy of the International Community in Kosovo
The denationalization Policy of the International Community in Kosovo

Author(s): Donik Sallova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Political Theory, International relations/trade, Developing nations, Politics and Identity
Published by: Botimet AAB – Kolegji AAB
Keywords: politics; identity; denationalization; multiethnic; nation; state;

Summary/Abstract: This paper aims to argue that the international community, especially the UN and the EU, through their missions in Kosovo, have never supported resolving the Kosovo issue in the context of the Albanian issue in the Balkans. International mechanisms have been against the identification of Kosovo as an Albanian national issue, as they have imposed standards, criterias and policies that lead to the alienation of political identification of Kosovo with what is albanian. Through formulas and slogans on multiethnic society, the international community has made it impossible to build and identify Kosovo as an Albanian national state. By stopping Kosovo's identification with the Albanian nation, making it impossible to unite with Albania by imposing exclusively non-Albanian state symbols, promoting the relativization of Serbia's invasive past in Kosovo through the so-called history review process, the international community in Kosovo clearly has implemented denationalization policies that, as a last resort, after denationalization, would have the creation of the so-called new Kosovo national identity. Through qualitative methodological approaches, the paper will review, analyze and interpret constitutional documents, laws and policies in theoretical and historical contexts to witness the denationalization policy of the international community in Kosovo, namely the failure of this policy to construct Kosovo's new national identity.

  • Issue Year: 8/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 139-164
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: English