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Europeanisation in the making
Boyka Stefanova

of minorities which had enabled Kosovo’s separation from Serbia in the first place (Noutcheva 2009: 1073). The politics of Kosovo’s recognition point to the need to analyse the role of the EU on the evolution of the conflict in the context of the analytical challenges it poses. The case broadens our understandings of settlement and conflict resolution. Traditionally defined

in The Europeanisation of conflict resolution
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Security sector reform in comparative context
Timothy Edmunds

. At the political level these were dominated by the need to establish and consolidate civilian control over armed forces, police and intelligence agencies that had been deeply politicised under the old regimes. At the organisational level they related to the need to tackle the direct impacts of conflict and especially the continued primacy of war time roles, budgets and force

in Security sector reform in transforming societies
Jenny Andersson

Building the people’s home The institutions of the Swedish welfare state have been understood as being grounded in the economic and social policies that developed in response to the 1930s Depression. 1 The 1930s were a formative era, defined by pervasive feelings of national, economic, social and demographic crisis. The 1930s’ political

in Between growth and security
Sweden as an EU member state
Christine Agius

positive signs that this might be possible existed at the time – the leftward turn in European politics and the limitations of Maastricht’s voting structure favoured small states, so it appeared that there would be some room to achieve these goals. The result of the November referendum was 52.3 per cent yes, with 46.8 per cent against. Voter turnout reached 83.3 per cent (Svensson, 1994: 1). Voters in the

in The social construction of Swedish neutrality
Peter Shirlow, Jonathan Tonge, James McAuley and Catherine McGlynn

attempts at conflict transformation (Ramsbotham et al. 2005; Sisk 2003 ; Stedman 2003 ). The extent of global influences upon the Northern Ireland peace process has been disputed. Cox (1998; 2006) suggests the international dimension was important, but highlights the geo-political context (the end of the Cold War and diminution of Northern Ireland’s strategic significance) as a favourable backdrop, rather

in Abandoning historical conflict?
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Elke Schwarz

5 Ethics as technics Without silence, without the hiatus, which is not the absence of rules, but the necessity of a leap at the moment of ethical, political or individual decision, we could simply unfold knowledge into a program or course of action. Nothing could make us more irresponsible; nothing could be more totalitarian. Jacques Derrida, Adieu (1999: 117

in Death machines
An interview with Ray Bassett
Graham Spencer

. It was December 1985 when I first arrived and I was involved right up until 2008, with a break when I was in Australia. I started off dealing with international aspects of the conflict, and particularly the MacBride Principles, which was the movement in America to pressure foreign investment on the discrimination issue. I then dealt with North–South issues, security issues and then political issues

in Inside Accounts, Volume II
Iver B. Neumann

Introduction One of the starting-points of this volume is that the Weberian principle of the state as possessing a legitimate monopoly on violence is fading. Sovereigns no longer hold this monopoly; it now belongs to the international community. This chapter investigates the effects of this fading of legitimacy. If war is seen as the extension of politics by other means, then there are three

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
The case of post-communist Russia
Matthew Sussex

T RANSITIONAL REGIMES FACE specific challenges in their attempts to consolidate power. In many cases transitions occur smoothly, with the polity accepting a new order without the need to resort to violence. However, political violence remains an attractive instrument for leaders of states, as well as old and new elites within them, to achieve their objectives. In this

in Violence and the state
Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

assumption that elites would work within the new frameworks, without recognising the strength of the existing constellations of power to continue to mobilise violence to challenge them. They also underestimated the difficulties involved in shifting the negotiation of power and authority away from the use of violence in the context of political cultures in which it had become deeply embedded. As a result

in Violence and the state