This book provides an overview of the current state of the art in International Political Theory (IPT). It offers a coherent account of the field of IPT, placing both traditional and modern work in a clear and logical framework.

The Responsibility to Protect

The Responsibility to Protect

Kosovo Prelude

In the last chapter the story of the wars of former Yugoslavia and their implications for international political theory was told up to the Dayton Peace Conference and the establishment of an uneasy peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina. As noted there, this peace left the issue of Kosovo, whose autonomy within Serbia had been removed in 1989, unresolved; prior to Dayton the Albanian majority community in Kosovo had engaged in a campaign of passive resistance aiming to undermine Serb rule and attract support from the international community. When Kosovar claims were ignored, this lead to a change of tactics, and the formation of the Kosovar Liberation Army (UCK); guerrilla attacks on the Serb police and army in Kosovo ...

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