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Forging Kosovo: Between Dependence, Independence, and Interdependence

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Edited By Arben Hajrullahu and Anton Vukpalaj

For many areas of social science research, including conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and international state-building, Kosovo remains a uniquely interesting and relevant case. This book is motivated by the belief that there is much to be gained, analytically and empirically, from bringing together local scholarship that focuses on Kosovo-specific issues. It helps understand how pathdependent historical legacies set in motion prior to and during the war for independence, coupled with contemporary processes of dependence on and interdependence with external actors, shaped contemporary Kosovo society and institutions. It brings together a methodologically diverse set of local scholarly perspectives on contemporary political, legal and societal developments in Kosovo.

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Anton Vukpalaj, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pristina. He studied political science, political sociology and comparative politics at the French University of Sorbonne (1994-1999), University of Paris 10 (2001-2008). He is specialized in the study of judicial and non-judicial transitional justice mechanisms in Southeastern Europe and more precisely on questions of reconciliation and policies implemented locally and nationally. His PhD thesis on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was published in 2010 by the Michel Houdiard Éditeur publishing house in France. In 2011 he became an associate member of the Institut des Sciences Sociales du politique (ISP). In 2013 he became Professor Assistant at the University of Pristina, Department of Political Science.

E-mail: anton.vukpalaj@uni-pr.edu

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9804-6458

Arben Hajrullahu, PhD, is Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Prishtina. He studied political science (primary discipline), South East European history, comparative public law, public and communications sciences and German at the Universities of Prishtina (1994), Graz (1995–1999), Vienna (2000–2005) and Huddersfield (2002). From 2001 to 2003, he has worked as a freelance researcher at the Graz University affiliated think-tanks. From 2003 to 2005, he was a scientific member of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs in Vienna. From 2007 to 2011, he acted as a freelance senior researcher at the European Academy of Bolzano. During the academic year 2007–2008 he was a Humphrey Fulbright Fellow at the University of North...

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