Understanding Disputes over Territory: Violence in Kosovo


Add to cart
Essay #: 067799
Total text length is 13,319 characters (approximately 9.2 pages).

Excerpts from the Paper

The beginning:
Understanding Disputes over Territory – Violence in Kosovo
The end of the Cold War did not reduce lower political violence about the world and in the former Yugoslavia produced civil war. (Reuber 37) Events in Kosovo point to the helpfulness of Human and Historical Geography in approaching territorial disputes that really involve long human histories and differing ideas of space, sovereignty, belonging and heartfelt attachments.
In 2008, as a new Republic of Kosovo was declared, critics suggested that this did not solve longstanding antagonisms. For very human reasons, Kosovo may always involve contention. For now, it is an oddly landlocked area bounded by Serbia to the east and north, Albania to the west, Montenegro to the...
The end:
.....Kosovo’s Moment, Serbia’s Chance.” Survival. 50. (2008): 5-10.
Lempe, John. “The failure of the Yugoslav national idea.” Studies in Eastern European Thought.
46. (1994): 69-89.
Petrov, Vladimir. “’Independence’ for Kosovo or a Domino Effect?” International Affairs:
a Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy & International Relations. 52. (2006): 76-84.
Reuber, Paul. “Conflict studies and critical geopolitics – theoretical concepts and recent research
in geography.” GeoJournal. 50. 2000: 37-43.
Schwander-Sieves, Stephanie & Bern Jurgen Fischer. Albanian Identity – Myth & History. Grand
Bend: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Skendi, Stavro. The Albanian National Awakening, 1878-1912. Princeton: Princeton University
Press, 1967.